After what I suppose could be classed as a bit of a strange year for me . I decided to make a few changes to my life
After some lovely trips to the Middle East this year. I was very very unmotivated to do anything when I got back to the Uk in September
Maybe it was because after a month of glorious sunshine in Dubai and Bahrain coming back to the cold damp UK was the problem I didn’t know
But after a nasty accident in my car recently where someone idiot drove into the back of my car and I ended up hitting a bus shelter I felt exhausted and really tired .
Not used to feeling like this , I couldn’t work out what was wrong or why as I’m normally a pretty much on the go sort of person . Very little bothers me and I’m pretty resilient.
But I was very very tired to the point of going to bed at 8pm and sleeping right the way through till 8 am and still feeling absolutely knackered still and wanting to sleep in the afternoons and not wanting to do anything at all
It hit me on my most recent tour where I felt most like this and I despite being very busy. I decided to scrap all my tours. switch of my phones and go back home and listen to my body for once.
So I decided that I would take some time out from working and spend some time and effort on just me and motivate myself again not just for work but for myself
I spent a week at home mooching around doing nothing apart from feeling sorry for myself and sleeping and eating to much junk food
So after a week or so of this I decided to give my self a kick up the ass .
I realised that this time last year I was pretty fit and healthy & feeling good about myself. I was exercising every day and felt fit and happy and energetic and then due to a combination of things mainly an accident on holiday ( to much booze and a high wall & I was trying to fly and couldn’t ) from earlier this year I stopped doing my running and exercise and boot camps that I did regularly and got very unfit and this was what was making me feel miserable.
I didn’t realise how much I had missed my running ( even if I was crap at it) and staying fit and just generally exercising in general I was never going to be skinny or even thin as I have a bum and boobs but I was fit and healthy
So I decide to enrol on a major fitness program of intensive residential fitness & bootcamps over a period of 8 weeks Bootcamps are something which I enjoy doing as I’ve done a few before and they have always been great fun
So being a glutton for punishment I decided that I would do 3 weeks intensive bootcamp in the UK to get my fitness back up quickly but more important to get my confidence back and to detox all the crap from my body and my mind
And then after this I would continue at home for a few weeks gradually building up my jogging and exercise before doing a 4 week intensive 7 day a week 10 -12 hours a day bootcamp abroad in the sunshine
( well I need something to cheer me up apart from chocolate and whiskey which I can’t have anyway)
So in total 2 months of no crap TV and crap newspapers, no alcohol, no chocolate,no crisps, no sweets , no junk food , no sex ( lol) detoxing all the crap and rubbish out of my body and mind
Just 10 hrs a day of exercise being pushed to the limits by serving miltary guys on leave in tight tops with fit bodies I mean it was my own version of the film Private Benjamin which was always a favourite film of mine
In just over two week ( with this week to go for my UK part of my challenge it working.
I’ve already seen a massive difference in my fitness in just over 2 weeks . Ok couldn’t do a 10k run yet but I think I could do 5k and definitely by the time I go abroad I hope that 5k in 30 mins will be minimum that I will be at for my running again
But the best thing is that I feel 100 percent more energetic, not tired and irritable but very happy and chilled out, more like the old me,
Detoxing all the crap and rubbish out of my body and eating excellent healthy food and not junk food has been amazing ,
I’ve had no diet coke for 3 weeks or crisps or alcohol and I can feel the difference 100 percent. luckily I don’t smoke so that’s one less vice I have to think about
I won’t deny it’s been very hard, up at 6am for classes that start at 7am and go on till 5pm in the evenings before eating dinner and crashing on my bed asleep, From running to hiking to boxing to disco dancing the 2 weeks have been amazing
I’ve detoxed all the crap out of my body and feel 100 percent better
So as I’m on day 3 of week 3 is my bootcamp. I’m very pleased I feel thinner and toned and very healthy. I’m sleeping better as well
I’ve had amazing time in the beautiful English countryside exercising everyday and hiking for anything between 6 and 15 miles every single day .its been hard but worth every single penny