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Diet Challenge Week 1: Christina Thomas

“My first personal training session was an absolute joke! I lasted all of 15 minutes – yes, it's true – and the next 45 minutes was spent lying on my back with my legs propped up on a plank."

Aquarius magazine
9 Sep 2012 | 04:13 pm
  • Christina Thomas.

    Source:Grace Paras/ANM

This week, I’ve been feeling…Absolutely, completely drained. Sore arms and legs from the (brief) fitness sessions, caffeine deprivation, lactose deprivation and – to add to all this – the sleep deprivation, because my baby has been giving me some grief at home. People are promising that it's going to get easier as the next week begins so my fingers crossed. As of now, the future looks bleak and I'm literally living each minute as it comes. While I know this challenge will make me healthier and fitter, I'm sooooo kicking myself for entering this now. (Note to self: download a motivational phrase app to keep me going.)

The exercise…My first personal training session was an absolute joke! I lasted all of 15 minutes – yes, it's true – and the next 45 minutes was spent lying on my back with my legs propped up on a plank. Obviously my hibernating body was not prepared for what my instructor has in store for me, so all I did was a few squats, vertical pushups and bench presses and I was out cold. I almost passed out but, thanks to a Gatorade and the quick response of the team at Symmetry, I was able to drive home an hour later. My thighs feel so sore and I can't get up without wincing in pain – but pain is good. It means I'm not dead yet.

The nutrition…The nutrition plan is the easy bit, thanks to the excellent advice and structure set out by the team at Symmetry. I'm eating more quantity and more frequently than I'm used to. I've always had the conception that going on a diet means eating less, but this is quite the opposite. I've got a healthy breakfast, yummy lunch and even protein shakes between meals, which taste surprisingly sweet. I've also been religiously taking my vitamins and supplements. The only thing I'm really missing is my tea. I'm so used to having it the sinful Indian way (loaded with milk and sugar). Green tea sucks so much  that I've given up drinking tea altogether.

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