Week 6 of the F45 Challenge

13th-18th March

I started my week on Monday instead of Sunday as said in my previous post, so I’ve done six days as opposed to seven so that I have a head start on my fat burning phase for this last two weeks.

The hardest part of my week was sitting in Five Guys with four of my friends, while they feasted on cheeseburgers and cajun spiced fries I had my tupperwear of Snapper and asparagus tucked in my bag. That was a low point of my life. Krispy Kreme next door was giving away free donuts, so they all grabbed one of those for dessert, but I abstained, for a change.

I started seeing results when I woke up on Saturday, the scales showed I was even lighter and the mirror showed muscles I hadn’t noticed before. I went to the mall to change something, and ended up taking butt selfies because I couldn’t believe how much of a toned glute(s) I’d built!

So now is the final phase of the challenge, it’s come around so quickly and it just shows that time passes anyway; make the right choices for a few weeks and you’ll reap the rewards.

This phase concentrates on Keto which is a high fat and low carb diet. This morning’s breakfast was 100g of ham (which I had to run to the supermarket for when I got out of bed  because I had forgotten to get it yesterday), with two eggs and spinach, cooked in butter. Hell yes to high fat.

Snacks today are an almond protein shake and veg sticks with cheese. That’s right- cheddar cheese. I’m intolerant to cows milk so the real test will be if I last during my training tonight, or keep running to the loo. Soz.

Lunch is meant to be lamb with chopped cauliflower, tomato, parsley and shallots with olive oil, lemon and garlic. But I don’t like lamb so I’ve substituted it with beef instead. Dinner is salmon with bok choy and soy sauce. Not too shabby.

I’ve also noticed a rise of men sliding into my DM’s (direct messages) on social media. It’s actually hilarious. It is sad really that aesthetics make such a difference, but I guess that’s society these days. We just need to stay true to our personalities and not turn into an egotistical preacher once we’re actually happy within ourselves. I am happy to see my body changing, not just because I wasn’t happy with putting on the Dubai Stone, but because it’s proved that if I put my mind to it, I can actually work at something without failing. I’ve seen many ‘weight loss transformations’ who have changed people for the worse, because they’re suddenly getting attention and know they look good, they become arrogant and intimidating. When really a few months ago they’d have favoured a film and a pizza over the gym and a protein shake and now they’re turning their nose up to anyone who chooses fries instead of salad at Nandos.  Balance is key, and once I’m done with this challenge I will maintain it, but I’ll not say no to a Five Guys and a donut.