Diary of a Fitbitch beginner: 11lbs lighter in 3 weeks
Our Dream Challenger winner, Becky Taylor, has lost 11lbs and over 20cms in three weeks and it’s cured her insomnia. Next up on her challenge list? The Kamikaze Obstacle Race…
I expected to lose half a stone in three weeks, which I would have been delighted with. But to lose close to a stone, and to have achieved so many fitness firsts while having fun has been incredible.
After my first week of camp, and the weekend off, I was less apprehensive about week two. I knew what to expect and I’d made some great new friends. I was less sure about how my body would cope.
I soon realised, that I didn’t know what to expect.
Week two and three were each completely different again, from boxing to kettelbells and also a brilliant workout in the playground where we used the swings and slide for exercises. I felt like a kid all over again.
Remembering how easily I’d once been able to scramble over a net, made me determined to get my fitness back. Sessions were challenging but always fun. How can you fail to enjoy a session which starts with playing, ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’
My biggest ‘wow’ moment in the second week was finishing a session where I’d jogged from the Brighton Wheel to the West Pier. And back. Including step ups, stair and sand sprints on the way. I’m 15 stone, and in the obese category. I never thought I could do that.
All of it was out of my comfort zone, but doing it with others, helped me ignore the inner voice telling me to give up. I felt a huge sense of achievement when I finished and each session gradually built my confidence.
A session in week three involved an Adventure Treasure Hunt. Guess the clue to a location with your team, run there, find a secret treasure and return. Usually for another exercise but it was brilliant fun.