As a very sporty person, I am playing basketball since the age of 10, I am used to being fit and when I don’t feel fit, I don’t feel right. After a season of stops and starts, my fitness went downhill, rapidly. This coupled with the fact that I sit all day in an office and then I would be sitting blogging and creeping on people’s Instagram(!), I was starting to feel like sh!te.
Cue Aaron from AJ Fitness, who laid down the gauntlet for me to take on the Millon Dollar Baby Challenge. I had previously taken on a similar challenge two years ago, for pre-season fitness, and it kicked my ass! So, sadistically, I accepted his challenge. (I am a competitive freak too, so that helps!!)
The Millon Dollar Baby challenge consists of 10 one on one sessions, where Aaron (Hitler as I like to call him!), designs a plan for you for each session. Beware, he will push you but he’s also extremely encouraging and will set you goals that he feels you can realistically achieve whilst still being challenging. He’s always there for on-hand advice too.
I am now 4 sessions in and I am starting to feel a lot better, less sluggish and I have way more energy in the evenings. After the first session, I was sore, I could really feel the lactic acid on my body. I comtemplated taking a difene. Melodramatic much!! But as I trained on my second session, I loosened right up and haven’t looked back since. That is until, I did work on my glutes on Saturday and winced every time my arse hit the toilet seat! At the weekend, Aaron sent me a low GI diet to go with my training, I will be giving this a go for 2-3 weeks as I train to see how it enhances my exercise.
This means no sugar or bread… waaaah! God love anyone who is in close proximity to me.. May the Lord have mercy on your soul. I was even thinking about large bowls of Frosties cereal last night with freezing cold milk, I haven’t had this since I was about 10 years old.
Here’s today’s breakfast – some spinach, asparagus and scrambled egg. It was delicious, I inhaled mine. I also had some grapefruit and took a berry smoothie with me for mid morning. We used frozen berries from Lidl, they are so handy.
At the end of the challenge, I will do a before and after. I’m not saying I need to lose lots of weight by the way, this is about toning and having a healthy, fit heart for me. I am used to intensive cardio and I want to get back to that. I have some seriously challenging sessions ahead, say a prayer for me.
I think this type of training would be great for someone looking to kickstart their fitness again, take up fitness for the first time, it’s never too late, or for anyone who would feel uncomfortable in a group class as it would be a great way to build up your confidence. It would also be fantastic for any brides looking to get toned for their wedding.
AJ Fitness also runs a bootcamp, TRX classes and there’s more to come from this great studio that’s based in Ballymount. You can check out AJ Fitness here on Facebook. or give Aaron a call on: 085 844 0870
Here, I am pulling a 50kg sled and pushing 30kg, then pulling 30kg… Feel the burn…
If anyone is looking for healthy dish ideas, I am happy to share… Carl’s lethal at the cooking 😉
The Girl Pout Town x