Again, I have to apologise for the slackness in my writing this update for you weekly – BUT I have completed weeks 7 and 8 of the JON LE TOCQ programme which will soon be unleashed onto the public!!
As has been fairly typical of this programme I have enjoyed the work-outs and they have been kept short, intense and rather sweet 🙂 Loads of Interval Training ; too many burpees to mention and at one point i think I had to do about 50 squat thrusts in a row.
I love the Glute ham raise – I find this a very powerful move working the butt and the ham-strings (back of legs) – I have done a video of myself performing the exercise I just need to work out how to edit it etc (Where are my techno geek friends when i need them!!!??)
Week 8 was described by Jon as a practice week – so the intensity was slightly lower – However – I had a problem in that we were launching BTS at our gym which encompasses Body Pump, Body Balance, Body Attack and Combat. As an instructor it is my job to team-teach (with my friends) a high number of classes during the launch week. I had been told by Jon that if I ignored the ‘rest week’ it would be to my peril – I figured – haha!!! I am invincible – I am feeling strong and my inner panther is ready to strike …….
Hmmmmmm. BIG MISTAKE – HUGE IN FACT!!!!!
This is now the beginning of week 9 and I have been shattered for 6 days, unable to do the w/o’s this week – and barely able to teach the classes I have got. I am feeling a tad foolish – but in my defense it is my job to teach, and I do love the launches – just rubbish timing 🙂
Now, the other thing to mention is that I have been ‘trying’ to maintain my eating along the guidelines of Brad Pilon of ‘EAT-STOP-EAT’ I did complete 2 separate fasting days during week 7 , however, during week 8 i was doing 5 classes a day at some points I decided not to fast.. Too dangerous… I am still not convinced if it works for me yet.. I have struggled with food at different times in my life – and my feeling is that unless you are very stable and have no issue with food then it could probably be a good thing.. If you are like me and have ‘issues’ with food it may lead to binge eating or extending the fast period. So, I still remain undecided about Fasting FOR ME.. I do know it has worked for some people, and i have had feedback from others that they do not like it – but for me, I am as yet unsure how I feel ..
Ok, the other reason I have been quiet is that I have been setting up my own bootcamp for ladies in Cambridge. We have our first successful 4 week camp running at the moment. Check out this link for a few funny photo’s and one ladies journal in the local AGENDA magasine.
They have all joined the supportive community called http://www.out-fit.ning.com where they receive support, acknowledgement, training tips, exercsies and recipe ideas
I have decided to give myself the week off training this week to fully recover from this exhaustion that has taken over me – It is just as important to have a week off training every 5-6 weeks to prevent burn-out or over-training, neither of which are particularly pleasant!!
Take good care