So it's been a long time since my last post about my personal training with David Robertson.
That's because it's been a long time between sessions! Christmas, New Years, holidays, Scar Stories exhibition; all things that don't go well with exercise. Christmas was relaxing and naturally I ate and drank too much and then the opening of Scar Stories was looming closer and so the stress levels increased and focus on my health decreased. But alas, everything eventually comes to an end and, for now, the Scar Stories exhibition has wound down and so I am slowly getting back to some sort of normality.
I had my first personal training session of the year last week.
For those who may not have read my posts before, David Robertson has started his own foundation called Live Forever, so that he can run discounted personal training sessions for cancer patients and survivors from the Prestige Lifestyles studio where he works in Newstead, QLD. Dave is a survivor himself so he has insight into what we are all going through.
My favourite part about that is, he doesn't ever push me beyond my limits. He knew that my strength and fitness levels would be very low after treatment and so we have just been building the weights up slowly.
It's been a year now since I finished chemotherapy and I am feeling 100 times healthier than I did then. Dave focuses on strength training in all his sessions, along with introducing a nutrition program called Metabolic Precision.
Over the many months that I have been seeing Dave, for an hour a week, the weights I push have been getting heavier and my punches during boxing have been getting stronger and faster.
One thing that hasn't started yet is the Metabolic Precision program. I've resisted so far because, as most would understand, my diet is ridiculous and so is my day to day timetable. I honestly don't think I can change!
The first thing to know about Metabolic Precision is that it includes having six small meals a day. My biggest fear is that I will end up accidentally having six big meals a day! Because one thing I don't have is self control.
But that battle has not started yet so I will save my catastrophising until it does!
Until next time,