Well the first 2 weeks in general were an absolute disaster training wise
Working in finance / investments the first couple of weeks in January is one of our busiest periods so the long hours coupled with the bad weather meant I got very little training done. That’s a lie, I got nothing done. Additionally my diet went to crap too as it was much easier to just grab something on the go during the day and reward myself with takeaway in the evening after a long day. To be honest, about halfway through week 1 I sorta resigned myself to the fact that the first 2 weeks would be a write-off so I’d just need to get through them and work to make things right after that.
So that is what happened. Finally got my final client case sent out last Friday (15th January), ordered a pizza & had a few beers but got an early night in preparation for a busy weekend of traning and since then things have been going well. Got a really good weight-lifting session completed early on Saturday and did a few conditioning exercises to finish it off. Have got limited equipment at home (gyms are all closed) and the only space I have is a back patio so workouts are very much weather dependent. Even on a bright, dry day my hands quickly feel numb when lifting an ice-cold bar in freezing cold weather
Also added in a couple of runs this week in the evening when it has rained and made weight-lifting sessions difficult so I feel like I’m back on track for this challenge now. It’s amazing how quickly things can click into gear; even after the first proper session I felt more motivated and my desire to eat junk food had waned significantly. Would hope that I’m back around my starting weight now but things should start to progress properly from here now that training and diet is in place.