40 day Lent challenge, Sport, training

Food day!! Gym here I come

First day back at eating and I feel amazing.
Truth to be told, I actually allowed myself a small bite of chicken, carrot and walnuts late last night after my KB class as a well.. well-earned treat. I tamed that 16kg KB in more drills than Swings and used the 12kg for the rest, except 20 Saxon Sidebends, where I went down to 8kg.

Went to the gym this morning on a food high! And what a high! I have to admit, I rarely feel this much energized for a workout, but what a blessing it is, when you do!

Lent challenge day 14
10 Miles running : 1.18.03
Decided this morning my challenge would be 10 Miles.
I had one break after 1 hour, cause the stupid treadmill stop automatically after 60 min., but I got to take my shirt off (was wearing a tank top underneath) and have a sip of water 😉 So total – this years best run so far, and I got the ‘Runners high’ after about 8K. How nice is that?

2x 5x 40kg
2x 5x 60 kg
2x 5x 80 kg
2x 3x 90 kg
1x 95 kg (new PR)

So a best run of the year so far and a new PR in deadlift after 5 days of detoxing on Blessed Herbs. On my facebook wall there has been a little discussion around my detox, of whether it was a waste of time and a sure way to go into a catabolic state (loosing muscles). While I still don’t know if there is actually things like plaque and mucoid in the intestines, I’m pretty sure I haven’t lost any muscles. Or in worst case scenario, it would have been very little.
The guy who claims detox is a faux (Anders from kropogblog.dk), is actually a guy I have the deepest respect for, cause I know he is smart and have tons of knowledge on training. In this case however, I feel he might went for the automatic response and didn’t really took the time to look into this particular kind of detox. It’s not just fasting and apple juice – it’s the herb mix and digestive pills that makes this detox unique. But like I already said, I – myself, still not sure about the plaque and muciod thing. I just know, I feel great today! Not sure I see results on my skin yet, but the next few days will tell the story.

Motivation, Inspiration! Grab it and run with it!

40 day Lent challenge, Sport, training

Last detox day

Monday and last day in the Blessed Herbs detox colon cleansing.

Feeling a little better today, probably because I went to the gym and worked out a bit.

* 20 min on treadmill (11kph)
* 1x 20x 25kg FCT
* 1x 20x 30kg FCT
* 1x 20x 32.5kg FCT

* 2x 10 Hamstrings
* 2x 10 Push ups
* 2x 10 Saxons w/ 5kg

Just got told off by my friend Anders Nedergaard (www.kropogblog.dk) about the detox. Told me I’m loosing muscles and it was good for nothing, which I guess is partly correct, cause I frankly feel weaker and the body would tend to go into a catabolic state without carbs and protein. My reason for doing the detox, was my previous experience where I felt, I could see the results of the internal cleanse on the outside, cause my skin looked much healthier. Also, I think it would be a fault to underestimate the sense of accomplishment, that comes with this kind of fasting. Food – which I love and take for granted, all of a sudden not available for five days and it does take a mental effort as well as physiological to keep at it.
Anyway, I look forward to eat again, whether it will be tonight or tomorrow morning. (It will depend on 2nd training today: KB and Boxercise classes at Womens Fitness in Cork.)

Challenge today: Swings with the 16kg KB in class.

40 day Lent challenge, Sport, training

Detox day 4, Lent day 12

Horrible, horrible weekend!!

Detox this year has turned out to be exact opposite of my first experience! Day 1 seemed to be fine, I was hungry but it wasn’t too bad and mucoid and plaque started coming out, day 2 kind of the same, but day 3 and 4 has been hell!!
I’ve been cold, in pain, mucoid and plaque started to slow down on day three and today has been soso. But I’m in so much pain – my backside is one big knot and I think, I can turn water to popsicle with my hands.

In hindsight, going on detox when we were coming of the flu – and on that time of the month (you ladies know what I’m talking about) – might not have been the most ideal conditions, but I had set my mind on thursday, so, I felt I had to do it.

Now with only one day left, I am thinking about only doing half a fasting day tomorrow. I have two classes (one KB class) and probably some PT sessions as well. And I really need some energy and strength to pull it off after 4 days on apple juice and powder.

Blessed Herbs powder in Innocent Apple juice. Been living of this drink 5 times a day for 4 days now.

My yoga challenge for the weekend were soso fulfilled. I managed to do around half -I think – of the Vinyasa Astanga series and repeat, but no runs in the beautiful hills of Simons Cove. A few walks on beach was what I managed.
Buhuu! Feel like a puss, a wuss and a failure – oh and I’m also whining. Sorry!

Strong fit girl will be back on the blog at the latest by Tuesday.

Ps, Tomorrows 40 day Lent challenge will be not to whine!

Liam taking care of me saturday. The black dot in the corner is the neighbours cat. We just borrow (and spoil) him from time to time

40 day Lent challenge, Sport, training

1st detox day – Challenge day 9

My first detox day. On blessed herbs essential cleansing kit

Woke very hungry, got my juice and powder and was immediately back to about two years ago, when I did the detox the first time. Ugh – the taste hasn’t improved since. Anyway, I’ve been feeling ok for someone who is eating almost constantly, to not eating at all. Have been doing the whole Juice every 3hour thing all day (have another cup to go).

But I’ve started feeling little off in the afternoon and it hasn’t gotten any better. I’m cold and feel a slight “cap” on my head. You know this feeling of the flu, before it sets in? To me it feels like a small pressure just above the eyebrows.

I’m hoping it will be gone by morning and I’ll feel fine again.

My challenge today was 30 pull ups. I know it’s weak!

So training today:
3 k on treadmill – around 11.5k, sprint last 200 m

30 Pull Ups: 5,5,5,4,4,6, 1

As good as I could – Yoga set (can’t remember the Astanga Vinyasa series to details)

Challenge & training tomorrow depends on how I feel. Hopefully I feel good enough for a gym session and a yoga series.