Week 3 of the body transformation challenge is now over and we catch up with Kim and Steve to see how their week went and how they will approach the half way point!
As a little half way point challenge we've asked Steve to attack the bodyweight workout in the cog. We will time him and post his results later in the week. Give it a try yourself and see if you beat them! Dont forget to post your time using #BBWTransform
Lets hear from Kim:
Welcome to week 4, we are almost half way through the 8 week challenge! After last weeks progress shots I was hugely motivated after seeing the changes I'd made so far. This however didn't last and flipped over. Where before I'd been so good with my diet and not so much the training, it all went topsy turvy and my diet hasn't been as clean but I have remained faithful to my trainers and got my bum to the gym. As January has come to an
end, the social events have started up again which means weekends eating out and mid week drinks... what can I say, I am weak willed! I do have to say a big thank you to BBW Transformer Sarah, for keeping me motivated with her tweets and dropping little hints and tips for me to try! Also I really am finding the #BBWTransform tweets are driving me on! This morning the alarm was set for 4.30am for fasted cardio and I was up and out for a 3 mile morning run. My motivation is back and I'm rearing to go... LETS GO!!!'
Lets hear from Steve:
So were into week 3 of our transformation and I have to admit I’m feeling pretty good, I’ve not personally noticed any physical difference as far as look goes but I am definitely feeling fitter and it’s not taking me as long to recover from hard training sessions. At the weekend I played my first full 90 minutes of football since the end of September, it was tough but my ankle came through unscathed and it felt really good to be back.
I think now I have gotten over the initial difficulties of getting back into training I am well into the groove now and actually look forward to working out compared to the first 2 weeks of absolute dread when I knew I had to train. Last night I had my self defence class from 8-10 and could not get to sleep when I got in from all the endorphins buzzing around my body, It was a really tough session but I felt great afterwards.
This weekend was a big test of my will power, Friday night the lads had a poker night and Saturday it was one of the girls’ birthdays so again everyone was out and everyone was getting drunk. As I have mentioned, my friends are not really into fitness so when I told them I wasn’t drinking they assumed i would cave in if they pestered me enough.There were a few occasions when I nearly caved but I stayed strong and have not touched a drop of alcohol since we started which I’m quite proud of.
I’m still not doing great with the food as I don’t sit down and plan my meals. I’m definitely eating less and the shakes are helping but when I’m eating at work it’s just easy to have a bit of toast with peanut butter or some scrambled eggs, which isn’t too bad, but it’s getting pretty boring. I think the closer I get to the final pictures the more ill cut down on the carbohydrates but I’m training quite a lot now so don’t want to get rid of them just yet. If you have any ideas of good healthy meals don’t hesitate to let me know, the great thing about doing this is that we can all help each other out.