Nate R.

Nate R.

Alumni

Feeling good, having fun, very sore...

  • Dec 6th, 2012 at 1:55PM

The workouts these days are intense and long (7 sets of tricep dips - wow!), but I am loving the challenge. At the beginning of the PCP I would not have thought it was possible for me to do everything, but by building up to it, it actually does not feel that hard. Saying that, I am so sore this week. My muscles ache more than they have for a while, so I know they are working hard and it is good to know that progress is being made!

The time involved is another challenge - as much as I am enjoying the program, I will not miss 4.30am alarms.... But it does not feel like a hardship or something awful to endure, because like some others have posted, my body tends to wake up just before the alarm, ready and willing to get the workout started. Hopefully I can condition my body to wake up a little later as things transition.

Speaking of transitioning, I'm not looking forward to the end (other than being able to moderately enjoy some things, like cheese, that I've been missing). Reading the blogs and the daily training messages has been encouraging, and it makes it so much easier to know we are all in the same boat. But I've been thinking a lot about what I want to continue after the program ends. There is no way I want to slide back into the condition I was before. I'm sure there will be many training updates and information on how to handle the future, and I am looking forward to a sustainable level of cardio and strength work that I can do post-PCP. But until then, I am loving the end here and doing my best to rock these last few days. Onwards!

 
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3 comments

Jade B.Jade B.Alumni
over 8 years ago

Seriously, when the alarm goes off and I want to go back to bed, I think of you and Sacha waking up at a ridiculous hour and then I feel like a wimp. And with a newborn too! Love the positive attitude Nate.


    Stuart S.Stuart S.Alumni
    over 8 years ago

    great work Nathan...looking terrific and by the sounds of it, feeling great to...


      Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
      Head Trainerover 8 years ago

      You're doing awesome! When it's "over" it doesn't have to end. We don't want people to be addicted to needing a trainer all the time, but that doesn't mean you can't come back and visit. I'd like to see more of an influence from alumni (perfect timing Stuart!) on the everyday blogs. Pop in, follow some PCPers, share what worked for you. It might not be quite the same, but it will help others and help to keep you going. It's good to take some time to incorporate PCP into your life, but if you need to you can always come back and do the repeak to shore up some of the habits that need a nudge. Eventually, PCP will take on even more of a life of it's own and alumni will find a way to support one another...or we'll set something up ;)


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