It’s been a long time since I’ve done a weekly ’round up’ post on here but last week so many exciting things happened that I wanted to share – so here goes.
Monday saw the launch of the 2014 Zero Calorie Advent Calendar. It’s a project that I work on each year with my co-founders Mollie and Christine. Each day we feature a free workout, a healthy recipe and an offer from a health and fitness related business. If you’ve not had a peak yet you really should!
We’ve had a great reaction to the calendar again this year and there’s still a lot to come.
Monday also saw me join a new gym. I’ve not been a member of a gym for a very long time. But I’ve watched Limehouse Marina Elite take shape directly across from my flat for the last couple of years and have been itching to get inside to check out the facilities. Last weekend I got my chance when it opened its doors and wow, just wow. It’s an amazing space with fantastic kit and I just knew I needed to become a member.
On Monday night I joined up and became one of the first people to use the gym. I went in on Wednesday and was the only person there! So far I’ve been in for a HiiT session on a spin bike and for an induction session that turned into a PT session on the TRX. I’m really looking forward to trying out more of the kit including the weights section and the large array of punch bags!
On Wednesday I also found out that my first ever article had been published somewhere other than this blog. I became a member of the Merrell pack when they featured a piece titled ‘Mud Glorious Mud’. Such an exciting moment for me.
And then yesterday the week ended on the biggest high. As you’ll know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I’ve been training with Julia Buckley for nearly two years now. I was super excited and proud when Julia asked me to feature in a couple of videos that she was recording for her new fitness programme Challenge XXX which starts in January.
At first I was a bit apprehensive – Julia has a body to die for, I am still most definitely a work in progress and I worried that I was going to look enormous on the screen next to her. But I also realised what a huge milestone this would be for me. Having not just the fitness levels but also the confidence to do it.
We had a fab morning and filmed two full on strength sessions. I am super sore today, but also super proud of just how far I’ve come in the last couple of years.
Only members of Julia’s website will get to see the videos in full – but here’s a few photos as a taster.
What a week!