My Body – Update 6

This week

Week Zero!

Current Weight: 8 Stone 11.5
Weight Loss: -2.5lbs
Number of Gym Sessions: 4; Sunday – Cardio & Legs, Tuesday – Zumba, Thursday – Cardio and Legs, Saturday – Cardio & Arms/Abs
Cheat Meals: One – We had an Indian takeaway on Friday night as I was loaded with cold!

Have you found anything difficult this week?

This week my entire body has ached.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m upping my weights, or perhaps my stretching sessions just aren’t long enough, but I’ve been in a lot of pain post workout.


As I committed last week, there were no slaking off sessions at the gym.  I started my week on Sunday with Cardio and legs, Tuesday I managed to make it in time for my Zumba class, on Thursday I ran my first mile on the treadmill, and Saturday, I ran another mile, a minute quicker and then did an arm workout.

Earlier this week I signed up for Cancer Research’s Pretty Muddy event in May.  One of my lovely colleagues is a qualified athletics coach, and has worked up a plan for me over the next 15 weeks.  The treadmill is my most feared piece of equipment in the gym, closely followed by the bike.  I find them really hard work.  He asked me to run a mile and time myself.  It took me 15minutes and I had to stop to walk 3 times.  Saturday was the next instalment, and I managed it in just over 14minutes, but this time I did half speed-walk half running, and my body just aches so much.


I’m really proud of myself this week.  I’ve not given into my cravings of junk food, only ate pasta once and had one cheat meal.  I’ve been buying Covent Garden soups or taking in leftovers for the night before for my lunch at work, and it’s obviously had a positive effect on my weight.  I have suffered terribly with bloating towards the end of the week.  I think taking my multi-vitamin without food has played a part in my upset stomach, but I also think I may have a food intolerance, so really want to get tested.

Weigh In

I weighed myself on Friday and I was 8 stone 11.5, so I was really pleased with this weight.  Now that the bloating has subsided, I definitely feel smaller too.

The Next Week

DW 40 Days of Fitness

Lee Pickering

Courtney Berlin

As of Wednesday, I will be adding in some of the DW Fitness 40 Days of Fitness challenges into my workouts.  This challenge also includes recipes and trying out new exercises, devised by personal trainer Lee Pickering and health coach Courtney Berlin.  There are three levels to try; beginner, intermediate or expert.  I will be challenging myself to try the intermediate.  If any of you dear readers would like to also join in the DW 40 Days of Fitness, I am happy to send you a copy, so leave me a comment below with your email address!
Remember I also have a giveaway running at the moment for 5 lucky readers to win a tube of the £24.99 Adigym, reportedly used by Rihanna, make sure to enter here
Lauren xx

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