Where Have I Been pt1

I’m currently laying in the bath and have a spare 10 mins to blog! Yep it’s been that hectic !

Rewinding back, I got rejected by Bear Gryllis The Island and needed a goal, so I entered my running club The Springfield Striders’ event Cold Christmas 50k trail Ultra. I’m extremely goal orientated and thought this would feed my thirst, it didn’t.

What I really wanted to do was have a fitness/physique photo session but had never felt I would make the grade. I made a few enquiries with a couple of photographers I follow on Instagram, spoke to a few ladies I also follow, similar age to me and lifestyle, they were totally helpful, I booked up. I gave myself 6 weeks.

Week 1 my trainer Kelly Sephton upped my game during our sessions. “Next week we will look at your nutrition and get you photo shoot ready! ” it became very real.

The nutrition plan was strict, basic and clean, high protein, low fat and low carb, between 1200 and 1400 calories , please also remember I’m now training for my ultra but the photoshoot was my main aim.

First week I lost 1/2 stone!! The weight kept dropping daily, I would have a night out it would go up. I decided to avoid all unhealthy meals and alcohol at all costs. Nothing was going to ruin this.

Kelly measured my body fat and muscle quality both were heading in the right direction, I was soo motivated

My water intake was 4 litres a day, not good for lots but I needed it, I started to add BCAAs to make it more interesting, these are amino acids that help rebuild muscle during training, totally natural and safe to drink all day.

I’ll leave it here for now as my bath is getting cold. I’ll be back soon

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