100 days to change… week 2

So the second week…

this week was generally overshadowed by the compulsion to kill people and the lack of energy that comes with drastic cutting out of carbohydrates!

Ok…I’ll explain that…

Remember last week when I told you about this new training I was doing… at the not quite as scary as it looks gym… well this training came with an eating plan, and this eating plan came with carbs only at breakfast in the form of two weetabix…

This very rapidly turned me into a crazy, homicidal emotionally unstable person who couldn’t remember how to use their brain!

It also made me lack energy for doing extra things like walking around and exercising…don’t get me wrong…I still did it, but boy was it hard work!

So after threatening to trow in the towel several times, I mentioned this to the person who set the plan…who said I must be doing a lot more exercise than they thought (well…I did mention what I did…but I guess he didn’t take it on board…) and has now added rice into the plan which mainly consists of chicken or salmon and veg! So I am giving it another chance and I will keep you posted…

now to the exercise…

Day 8: Tuesday…

really not like this...

really not like this…

Tuesday was training day… no not like the film!!

It really wasn’t like the film, thankfully but it was hard work!! I trained shoulders and calves, both areas I don’t normally concentrate on…well, no, I *do* train shoulders…but I hate it and my calves as you may have inferred are just a massive problem! Apparently this will help…

Tuesday was also walking day πŸ˜€ I took one of my clients (yes…I have those did I mentionΒ it?) on a 6km brisk walk to supplement her PT…it was lots of fun and also counted to my daily activity πŸ˜€ win-win really!!

Day 9: Wednesday

Well what do you think happened on wednesday?

walking!! about 2.5km at lunchtime…

but also…of course…


Lots and lots of dancing! even more than normal as the number of dancers was low. But I never mind more dancing! More dancing is always good!!

Day 10: Thursday…Β 

Thursday I went and met a new client πŸ˜€ woohoo! which meant I had to demonstrate things and jump around somewhat… Not as much as if I was actually training…but it helps…

I love my kettlebells...have I told you that?

I love my kettlebells…have I told you that?

After I finished training, I did some kettlebells πŸ™‚ and some tabata,Β it was quite a random session which involves, swings, clean and presses, high pulls and tabata of frog jumps and skaters, with a random interspertion of high knee intervals.

It wasn’t a *lot* of training but it was some πŸ™‚ and by this point in the week my low energy / disillusionment and general anger form lack of carbs was kicking in!!

Day 11: Friday

Friday morning was PT day with Matt πŸ˜€

training funlots of fun and boxing and a general challenge to try toΒ hit/kick him…not hard of course but a sort of sparring type exercise…he didn’t know about my short fuse at this point…but luckily I wasn’t angry and the temporary energy boost brought about by two weetabix ( :-/ ) was in effect so I didn’t go all out and kill him πŸ˜‰

there were kettlebells and trx activities and lifting and all sorts…I loved it…even the burpees (but don’t tell Matt πŸ˜‰ )

Day 12: Saturday

Saturday morning was training at the new gym…in which I nearly fell over due to having no glycogen stores left, none at all!!!

After saying this, then demonstrating it by being considerably weaker than the last time I was there, I was given permission to eat carbs and lots of them that day…to be honest, I was going to do that anyway as I had a dance out later and being weak for a dance out due to something controllable is just not an option!

So after a combined legs and back session, I went home and ate food! Enough food that I would have all the energy that is required of a Mythago dancer πŸ˜€

IMG_0754Then came dancing!! Awesome aweosme dancing. it was a local brewery’s open day which they call hopfest and there are bands and beer and of course the unrivaled Mythago πŸ™‚

It was a really excellent dance out! The audience was enthusiastic which really helps and the acoustics of the venue made the music sound awesome which in turn buoys up the dancers!

I would love to have a video for you but I was in most of the dances and didn’t get a chance to take one… the sound and the atmosphere was awesome! I even got to dance probably my favourite dance Summerland. It is my favourite now I am no longer scared of it πŸ˜€

Day 13: Sunday

Sunday involved pilates πŸ˜€ I miss pilates when I can’t go! So this was excellent!! It is hard but awesome and I always come out feeling better than when I went in πŸ˜€

I also attempted a run, but this was not really that successful! Better than nothing though πŸ˜€

Day 14: Monday

Monday was back to walking a 2.6km lunchtime walk constitutes a rest day πŸ™‚

I also taught my bootcamp class…which involves quite a lot of activity…just not *quite* as much as those that attend the class πŸ˜‰

So 2 weeks in and this is going well πŸ˜€


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About Sam Catchpole

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8 responses to “100 days to change… week 2”

  1. NancyTex says :

    So glad to hear you at least get some rice now. πŸ™‚

    And yay for all that exercise!

  2. jane in training says :

    Holy carbs!!

    How can you not fuel yourself with carbs, I ask (I mean in the general sense, like how did they not know the amount of carbs you’d need?). I’m trying to imagine you trying to get through your workouts without carbs as fuel. Glad you didn’t go ballistic and maim someone, phew!

    I can’t believe this two-week example of your life. Mind/muscle-boggling…

    • Ice_Badger says :

      It was a tiny bit crazy! I am still really surprised I didn’t kill people!!

      I still have less carbs than I used to and I think I really need more to do the things I am doing, I am noticing that my muscles are aching more…

      • jane in training says :

        I guess it’s important to find the right balance of fuel you need for the kind of workouts you do, right? Interesting… Do you advise clients on nutrition, too, in relation to exercise?

      • Ice_Badger says :

        I advise clients in general nutrition, the only course i have don is a very basic nutrition for weight loss one and it is just standard “balanced diet” and calories in vs calories out stuff!

        Interestingly I would never advise people to do what I am/was doing!

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