Damage Control – The Stats of my week off
Body fat: +0.5%
So my weight stayed the same but my body fat went up a little bit.
This was an interesting week for me. After a week off from training, or any kind of exercise, I was excited to get back in the gym but when I got there I felt “out of sorts”, like I was starting and it was my first time. I knew what I wanted to do but just felt a little strange. I hit my trainings hard, but there was a little mental block… until Saturday. It was an ‘extra’ day where I focussed on my most loved exercises – pull ups, upright rows, squats, good mornings, stiff legged deadlifts, kickbacks, leg extensions. I loved every rep of that training and felt that it was my Welcome Back training. On Sunday I chose to do chest and biceps with my coach Jerry Koolhoven. Chest is a group that I don’t get too excited about, however since bench pressing with the barbell it has sparked a new found love. It was a heavy session… struggling with my last 2 reps but pushing through – pulling ugly faces and usually swearing at the end of every set haha.
After last week’s sneaky cheats (pretty much an every day occurrence), it was certainly time to get back to my food schedule. Sometimes you just need to get it out your system in order to mentally stick to clean eating again. Going back “home” certainly rattled my cage. Going back to a place I hadn’t been since cancer reared it’s head, in all honesty it was a little confusing to make choices as I seemed to slip back into old habits (mainly in the way of cake haha). This week was back to normal again. The only cheats I had was a few more rice crackers than usual, a delicious sushi dinner that Mr Fox treated me too and some yummy raw vegan carrot cake my mum had made me for my birthday. After speaking to Jerry and checking out what was happening in the mirror today when I was training, it looks like the week off has done my body good. Shake, rattle and roll!
The week ahead
My plan is 1.5 cheats and to go heavy in my trainings. Time to push myself and up the weights! *BOOM*
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