DreamChallenger: Diary of a beginner Fitbitch

 Last week, we announced our Dream Challenger 2014 winner, Becky Taylor. Here she reveals what her first week of Fitbitch was really like…

Thumbs up from Becs in her first week

I found out that I’d won the Dream Challenge 2014 competition, a year of camps and PT, a few days before the start of my first camp, Reboot.

The night before the first session, I could barely sleep because I was so nervous. ‘What if everyone else is super athletic? What if I embarrass myself? God, what if I don’t even wake up in time?!’

At 15 stone, having not exercised for years, I suddenly thought, ‘What have I done?’

But all my worries were gone within minutes of arriving at Queen’s Park,  just as the sun began to lighten the sky.

I wasn’t the only beginner, and even if I had been, everyone was so nice and the our coach, Kate made sure we all knew what we were doing.

Session one involved some fitness tests,  including a timed 1km run. I’m not a runner. Or so I thought.

I had to walk/run but I did it, overcoming a fear of running in just one session, which had kept me from trying it for years.

In fact the entire week has been a week of firsts. I’ve boxed, which I loved, swung kettlebells and done running intervals on the beach.

With the camp Reboot eating plan, I’ve completely overhauled by diet and thrown away all the junk.

I not only feel better but with the exercise, my long term issue with insomnia is improving. In fact, I’m ready for bed by 9.30am.

This is only week one, and I know that there will be some challenges and hard times along the way. But I’m excited about what the year ahead holds.

I used to watch other people running down on the seafront and feel so envious of their ability, and how liberating it looked. I never thought I’d ever be one of those women. But now, in just one week I AM one of them.