Amy and Mike are all about doing what works for you, it has to be sustainable, so after a quick chat with them, I readdressed the balance a bit in favour of veg and slowly tried to build up the protein. I’m not big into meat so found myself sometimes switching from the main meal plan to the veggie option. I couldn’t eat some of the meals at the office – have you ever tried microwaving fish in an office full of people? Phase one, ‘Spring Training’, was all about removing water retention, detoxing the body and preparing it to burn as much fat as possible. Alcohol is a no-no and caffeine and sugar are kicked to the curb, too. The majority of the food on the meal plan is lean meat like turkey and chicken, eggs, fish and LOTS of greens.
There are of course many other watches that offer the same thing, there is a list at the end of the feature, but Garmin is still a firm favourite with running community as a whole. Courtenay, while appreciating that other fighters have paved the way, believes that being relatively new to the sport will work in her favour. She was, fittingly, given the nickname ‘Baby-faced Assassin’ by a boxing journalist after an amateur bout.
I think eat the right amounts based simply on hunger, although I actually ended up eating more today. That often happens with rest days – it feels like a refuelling, restoration opportunity. It’s so great to see yourself progress week on week. I get sore from lifting in a way that I don’t get from any other workout. Today is an upper body day, which means my compound lift is pull-ups.
Thursday there’s some improvement, but not as much as I saw in the first couple of weeks. That makes it hard at times to appreciate how well I’m still doing in many ways. Friday I hit such a terrible, terrible wall that even the enthusiastic instructors seem to realise I’m not worth cheering on. The feeling is insane, but I don’t think it’s anything to do with F45 itself, rather that I’m having a stressful week and it’s impacting on me. Going back on Saturday, however, was an improvement.
Plus main stage workouts with some of the UK’s most influential trainers. 3 days and 2 nights entrance to the festival and camping. Taking place from the 17th—19th of July 2020, LoveFitters can expect to spend the weekend working out and taking part in competitive games. After dark the festival transcends into a night of dancing under the stars, where guests can pick between an after party in the hot tubs or listening to some of the UK’s hottest DJs and dance acts on the main stage.