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Set backs

We all have them from time to time. Smaller or larger – short or longer. The set backs that reminds us, we are merely humans. Strong but fragile, iron-willed but weak. Progress is two-step forward and one step back.

Yesterday I posted a photo of a beginning mid-section, which wanted to come out to the world and today, I’ve been suffering the most brutal ‘I want a scone/ muffin/ cake/ cookie’ mood. Weather has been shi* over here in Ireland today (worse than usual), so have been miserable, cold and wet and on top of this, I realized I forgot my camera in Clonakilty, so have to go and get it tomorrow (after seeing Saenchai and Mr. Thakoon) = making Liam drive for 2 hours. A task he is not getting to happy about!!
Also I might have to cancel my seminar on saturday due to lack of interest.

So today has been shi*e! And I really wanted to cuddle up with a cup of warm tea or nice latte, a ‘something sweet, wheaty, chocolaty I-feel-sorry-for-me’ kind of treat. But so far I’ve made it without. A lunch time kettlebell class in CIT saved me from drowning my worries in scones (CIT’s is by far the best I’ve had in Ireland. Only they don’t come with cream 😉 ), so here I am… thinking about how set backs comes and goes.

I know a few of ‘my’ FighterGirls have set backs too. Or they’re not coming to training these days – so unless they’ve found another gym/ class, they’re feeling a bit of a set back in their training. As for me – I’ve had enough set backs in my training (injuries, no gym/ trainer, more injuries) to know, that I’m getting back up and back into the swing of things after a day or a week top. But for the girls – I don’t know. I know, that the longer you stay away, the harder it can become to return.
Your body is getting lazy and you’re becoming better making excuses. Soon staying home and do nothing becomes everyday life and we as humans, often grow content with this. Telling ourselves ‘It doesn’t matter anyway. I never get fit’, ‘I can always start next monday’ or ‘I never get good anyway, so what’s the point’.
We tell ourselves these things and believe them for a while, until one day, we realize our pants shrunk too much and we either have to buy new ones or get our as* off the couch.

I have my new game ON’ these days. Flying the clean diet banner high and feeling strong! But today… gosh, what I wouldn’t do for a scone, with cream & jam!

 

Scones with cream & jam. Just looking at it... sigh! ;)

Scones with cream & jam. Just looking at it… sigh! 😉

 

For anyone curious – My Strength & conditioning program week 3, day 1:

 

Snatch 4×4
Squat 4×4
Goodmornings 4×4
Push Ups 3x 10 (replacing pull ups with push ups due to broken finger)

 

 

 

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My new journey – week 2

A few weeks ago, I decided to try a quit drastic change in my diet, as well as I embarked on my new journey as a Strength & Conditioning coach – and trying out my own 4 weeks program.

For those of you who read my blog, and know me through real life: classes, long lost friends in Denmark, new friends and aq. in Ireland: You all probably know, I’m pretty strong and could tear down the walls, but you also know, that I haven’t been fighter fit, since my last fight (which I think is 2 years ago!!!).

Two weeks into my strength program (which I had to modify the past 3 sessions, due to a broken finger) and into my new diet, I’m starting to see peeps of abs. Which of course makes everything  better.

End of the second week and somethings starting to show

End of the second week and somethings starting to show and of course also showing is the broken, buddy strapped finger 

I’m also starting to feel a lot stronger, especially in the Snatch, where I reckon, I’ll be upping about 10kg, once the finger is healed, and I got a strong grip again.

In the mirror, I see my arms and shoulders starting to stand out, and it’s a really delight to not only know, that I’m strong, but also to start seeing it. My new diet is btw. very simple: No Wheat or gluten products.
I’ve had a few gluten-free bread slices in between, chocolate chip cookies ditto, rice cakes, cheeses & gluten-free sausages, but otherwise everything is non-processed foods. I still do dairy – enjoying my yogurt in the morning and having lots of milk in the coffee. So I’m not joining the paleo movement, just trying to clean out a bit and see where this takes my body.

4 weeks is set off for the Strength & Conditioning program and so far, that’s also my time limit for my diet, however, I could easily see it continue. I don’t miss wheat that much, except for perhaps the occasionally danish 😉

 

 

 

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Christmas recap

December 25th: Morning run in the forest. 5k in the snow – very quiet, beautiful and cold!!

December 26th: GPP4 – a session with Ross is never out of style + ate ALL the christmas candy. (Hurt my stomach)

December 27th: Taken out by bingeing on Christmas Candy. Felt pain and bloated stomach, lazy mentally as well as physically. Just not a good day at all!

December 28th: Fitness.dk Classes
Toning: Introduced the one-legged RDL! So much fun!! Also: Saxon, Russian side twists, lunges, squats (as* to the grass), balance dog, plank, push ups
Abs n Back: Ball drills, V-ups w/ ball, one-leg hamstrings curls on ball, plank, back drills
Box: Uh – all the nice stuff incl. Box jump, fitness sparring (hit btw shoulder and hip), evil Wheel, TGU, Medicine ball throws, combos, Cleans w/ sandbags. Finisher: 100 Abs, 100 Push ups

Afterburner:
1K  – started out slow, fast paced last 400m
6x 5 Flyes – decreased – 7K
3 x 5 Pull ups – started getting decent, but felt heavy from the christmas dinner/ binge
1K – started out slow – fast paced last 800m
Stretch
1 min back bridge

 

Back bridge (Neck training) - the guy on top must be bonus

 

 

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