The first week of the #ChloeGoesSummer challenge has already passed by and here is what happened so far…
I have managed to stick to the – rather tough – schedule my personal trainer at The White Rabbit Health & Fitness Club has put me on and I have to say that I am very proud about that fact.
I always did the maximum of the indicated workouts and I have to admit that I felt really good during this week. Energy & Motivation were on fleek! 😉
At first I was afraid that fitting one training a day into my schedule would be hard, but it turns about that it was actually pretty easy. My trick was to treat it like an actual business meeting. This way, you aren’t tempted to postpone or cancel it, which ensures you actually move your little booty to the training every day!
In order to show you how I felt during the week, I decided to write down a few lines per day, in order to give you an insight into the actual journey I am on right now.
At the end of this post, you’ll also find the weekly physiological update, which will show you my current fitness status, weight and mood, so make sure to check it out!
So here goes week 1…
MONDAY – I’M ECSTATIC
Today was a great day! After feeling really down yesterday and suffering from the so-called Sunday blues, I found my strength again and I was ready to start this journey.
My first official training at The White Rabbit went really well and once I left the club, I felt energized and happy. I had a small breakfast, two healthy meals and no snacks, which made me feel like nothing could stop me – GO ME!
TUESDAY – THAT BIKING THOU!
Tuesday was all about that bike. My program for the day consisted of spending 60 minutes on the static bike at The White Rabbit and working on my endurance.
I distracted myself with the help of Shane Dawson’s podcast, which really helped because he is so silly and funny that you can’t really focus on anything else when you’re listening to his show.
After around 40 minutes, my backside was complaining because – let me tell you – the seat of the static bike is not really a comfortable seating option. Even though I could barely sit, I pulled through and finished my 60 minutes.
I felt like a champ when I got off that bike and I was so happy when I came home, I didn’t even feel sad about not having dessert – I take this as a good sign!
WEDNESDAY – AN EARLY START REALLY MAKES YOUR DAY
As I was invited to attend a PKZ Women event on Wednesday evening, I had to get my training done before work. Let me tell you, I have never started a day with more energy and a bigger grin on my face. After performing my two milon cycles at The White Rabbit, I hopped under the shower and headed straight to work, where I was so giddy and awake – without any coffee!
I did feel a little drop in energy in the afternoon, but was still so happy that I had done my workout for the day already that it didn’t really bother me too much.
The PKZ event was very interesting by the way. It was a styling workshop with Luisa Rossi, who presented the new summer trends in a really fresh and interesting way and we had the chance to look around the store in Bern with the help of her and the lovely employees too.
THURSDAY – STRESSED FOR NOTHING
I was a bit apprehensive of Thursday’s training because I knew that I was meant to spend 40-60 minutes on the treadmill. You might think this is silly – which you are quiet right about – but because I have asthma, I was a little bit scared that being on the treadmill for so long would make me suffer.
I should have known that the staff of The White Rabbit wouldn’t let me go on one of the devices alone or make me do something that wouldn’t be good for me. One of their lovely staff members was there to help me get the right settings into place and they made sure that it was easy enough for me to get through one hour, but hard enough for me to get a sweat on.
They also checked-in on me 2-3 times during that hour to make sure I was doing alright, which I appreciated a lot. Once again, I was blown away by their competence and readiness to help their clients be comfortable and find their perfect rhythm.
FRIDAY – WHAT A DAY
On Friday, I spend a lot of time at The White Rabbit. I first had the chance to discuss the topic of nutrition with Georg Bielmann, co-owner of The White Rabbit, and then I spent a bit of time training in the club again.
The discussion about my nutrition was very interesting and finding a way to incorporate all the information received is going to be a challenge, but one I am excited to tackle.
The training went well, but I had a lot of things on my mind that made it tough to concentrate. I knew I was going to have a difficult evening before me, which made my heart hurt more than my muscles.
SATURDAY – THE HARDEST DAY YET
Saturday was the hardest day yet, not physically, but mentally.
If you have read my introduction post to the #ChloeGoesSummer challenge, you know that there are a few things going on in my personal life at the moment, that aren’t that easy.
I don’t think I want to share too much on here, this is – after all – a very personal part of my life, but I can tell you that Saturday was a Bi*** of a day.
If you have ever gone through a though time, I am sure you know what kind of day I am talking about. You don’t want to get up, everything can make you cry in an instant and you just can’t see how you got into this situation in the first place.
I was hoping I would wake up out of this little nightmare of mine, but unfortunately, I had to realise that I wasn’t dreaming. It was tough and it hurt.
Luckily, I have one day a week, which I can take off from training and so I decided to take Saturday off. I went to H&M home, bought all the veggies I could find and saw one of my dear friends for dinner.
To be honest, not all of this helped, but I got through the day, which is what counts after all.
Unfortunately, I know this won’t be the last day I feel like that. It would be stupid to think that I can just go back to normal, because there is no normal anymore.
I now need to work on my new normal, on my new me, on Chloé 2.0…
SUNDAY – BACK TO WORK
I would be lying if I said I was doing good today. I’m still hurt and sad, but today is Sunday and I used up my free day of the week yesterday already, so I gotta go back to work!
No more moping around!
I am just finishing off this post and then I’m heading to The White Rabbit to get moving.
Today’s training consists of 40-60 minutes on the cross-trainer, which I am not really looking forward to. I think my body hasn’t understood the movement of the cross-trainer yet. Every time I stand on this evil machine, I feel like I’m about to trip and fall off.
I know it’s silly and I’m sure I’ll get used to it, but at the moment, this is my biggest enemy in the gym (keep posted to see if we can make up and become friends…).
Just FYI: I took the picture on the bike when I was done with my 60 minute training and 27 wasn’t my actual speed – I had to stand still to take the photo… 🙂
As promised above, here is the Week 1 status update:
CURRENT MOOD : About the training: Excited! About life in general: let’s not talk about it for now
Now I’m gonna go and show the cross-trainer who’s boss! 😉