Friday we were under the extra pressured of looking good as well as training hard. The chap with the video camera was there and that certainly made me think – think about my technique, think about not coming last, think about how I looked in my over-sized gym outfit (yep, I’ve shrunk out of my kit, yipeee)!! I’ve not yet seen the footage and I don’t think I want to. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The fitness testing on Saturday wasn’t as bad as it was that first time...ohhhh the memory of that turns my tummy. Yes, I pushed myself as hard as I could as I wanted my results to reflect how hard I’d tried. On reflection, I was disappointed with how I did. Surely I could have tried harder but maybe it's just the nature of those tests... you keep going til you fail.
I did surprise myself that I got up to do the stairs on Sunday. The results were in and this was to be my 5th session of the week but I wanted to put in a strong finish and get on film again (this time hauling my butt up the steps in the blistering heat... please note the sarcasm!!!). I smashed my previous time, then went for a coffee. The coffee I had been looking forward to for 8 weeks. Yum.
So after an epic 8 weeks, the challenge was over and we were all sitting tight waiting for the results. I was so proud when Jen called my name as the overall winner at the challenge party. I knew my body had changed shape and I knew my strength had improved so I had achieved what I set out to do. Wining the challenge was the cherry on the cake, not that I would ever eat cake.... hehe