It’s been some time since I’ve had a real update on what is happening with me, so at 6.32am Sunday morning, I figure now is the best time – before I get stuck into the day’s work. I’ve been up since 4am – feel great though and I am generally sleeping really well these days. I’m going to bed earlier too, as I find I’m tired and feel like sleeping, which is great, as I used to get a 2nd wind at nighttime then find it difficult to wind down.
Training and Diet
Maybe the training is helping the sleeping, and I’m sure my supplementation is as well. After a bit of a rough start to the diet, I’m settling into it now. It was a bit rough on my insides – didn’t agree with me completely! I’ve had some changes made to it this week and it’s much more agreeable. Loving ‘new’ things being incorporated into my diet such as flax meal and pumpkin seeds.
I’m recovering really well from my training – I’m doing 13 sessions per week so I need some help with recovery and find my supplement regime is really doing the job – as well as my post workout nutrition. I’m barely getting any DOMS – well, apart from deadlifting day last week! I love how my training is structured. I train one day on, one off. Each workout is either upper body or lower body, but, all days have some leg work involved. ie on one upper body day I have some DB presses with squats and DB Iron Crosses (a shoulder fly with squat). They are combined in a giant set with close grip pulldowns, and let me tell you, they do amazing things to my heart rate.
Damien is of course back home after his surgery, and has recovered very well from that. They took out a huge abcess from behind his eye – went through his old scar from the cyst they removed 3 months ago. However, he now has a cold - not good after just finishing megadoses of antibiotics. I’m trying to get him to take some supplements to help, but seriously it’s like talking to a brick wall!
I don’t think I mentioned but he has himself a new job now, he starts next week and is very excited about it. It’s a great job, and I’m very proud of him! He will be project manager for the new solar power station that’s being developed here in North West Victoria -
I have decided it’s time to shout myself a trip to Melbourne for some shopping. Damien is down there for his first with with Solar Systems, so I’ll tag along and do a bit of shopping. I have scouted out accommodation with kitchen, and, next to a Fitness First gym so I can still do my training and stick to my diet. I’ve also been in discussion with the NZ current affairs show about possibly doing my interview then – however I’ve realised I will have 5 week old roots in my hair so will try and arrange for the week after when I will have new ‘fur’. Can’t go on tv with a racing stripe!
Things are ticking along nicely. I’m still answering all enquiries, I managed to do some last night but I still have 26 new enquiries to reply to! That’s today’s job. What with Today Tonight and this week’s That’s Life! mag, we have had a bit of publicity recently.
My staff are doing a wonderful job. We have a great team, who are committed to their clients and are very passionate about what they do. So, to Kristin, Michelle, Shelly and Hilary, as well as my amazing team of mentors – Carolyn, Jodie, Shelly (again), Kate, Lisa, Maxine and Eleni – a huge thank you for the efforts you put in and for the passion you display in helping your clients achieve their goals and dreams. I’ve certainly had some great feedback from lots of clients lately.
I hope all the competitors had a wonderful day at the All Female. Congratulations to all girls who made it!