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Diet Challenge Week 1: Emma Paine

“The gym? Oh my word, I felt like I was going to die. Laura (my PT at Optimal Fitness) asked me to run a mile... a whole mile!"

Aquarius magazine
9 Sep 2012 | 04:09 pm
  • Emma Paine.

    Source:Stefan Lindeque/ANM

This week, I’ve been feeling…It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster… Day one I was so excited. I'd bought all my diet bits (including seaweed) and had everything prepared and it all went well. I noticed I wasn't actually hungry, so I was feeling optimistic about it all. By day three, I was really tired after a full day at work and then heading to the gym and I didn't want to cook. My husband joked that we should order food in (which is what I would have done normally) but, no, I made something simple from my diet sheet instead.

The exercise…
 The gym? Oh my word, I felt like I was going to die. Laura (my PT at Optimal Fitness) asked me to run a mile... a whole mile! I can't remember when I last ran a mile – and I didn't think I could do it – but I did. And, oh, how I ached the next day. Keith, the nutritionist at the gym, has asked that I start exercising gently and not to bombard my body with too many stresses all in one week. So this week has been walking and one full-on PT session. I did better than I thought I would, so I'm pleased with that.

The nutrition…My nutrition plan is OK. Keith said I can mix up my diet a little from the list I was given. Goats cheese with seaweed was a tad difficult to swallow and I'm not adding sauces to my meals as much, so I'm getting used to different textures. I was allowed gravy one day, so my friend Sarah (who knew I was doing the diet) cooked an English roast dinner. I had the roast meat and roast veggies, meaning I wasn't missing out.
 

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