By ,08-Mar-2012 09:10:00
So it's day 18 today of 19 Day Body! I can't believe how fast it's gone. I've found the plan itself to be achievable and not a million miles away from how I normally train and eat - although undeniably a tougher version!!
Fasting, lots of green veg, loads of training and none of my favourite foods or drinks has at times really tested my willpower, but I've stayed strong and stuck to the plan 100% which I feel really proud of.
Doing the plan has also taught me a lot about my strength, and really proved to me that I have the ability to achieve anything I set my mind to no matter what life throws at me.
Some of you will know that the last few weeks have been particularly tough for me on a personal level - I've had to deal with some difficult things from my past, have been quite ill due to the medication I take for my brain tumour and then had to deal with the unexpected death of a close family member who was fit and healthy. All of this in three weeks has meant some very difficult times.
There have certainly been occasions when training was the last thing I wanted to do, or where I was craving comfort food to make myself feel better. But I kept going....the daily tasks for each day on the plan have become my focus. Instead of concentrating on the bad things, I am focusing 100% on achieving everything on that list everyday.
It's not been easy. I've literally had days where I've trained while in floods of tears - Burpees with tears streaming down your face are always a challenge! But I made it through every workout and you know what, I always feel better at the end.
No matter how out of control my life has felt over the last three weeks, the plan has given me back some control. It has made me see that you can keep going with healthy eating and looking after yourself, no matter what is going on in your life.
That's what I want to get across - if you have a clear goal and absolute belief that you will achieve it, then you will do, no matter what life throws at you. It may take you longer or be tougher than you ever imagined, but at the end of the day the sense of achievement you will get from seeing it through will be worth everything.
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