Burn, Baby, Burn

Hello lovelies,

Today marks our third, yes third, Personal training session with the wonderful Leszek at Fitness Soul.  We’re both pretty pleased with ourselves to still be going, you know how so many people have set the resolution to lose weight and get fit – I mean I’ve done it before too – but this year is our year!  We have a determination that hasn’t been there in a long while – a lot of it is us but also credit where credit is due –  Leszek.  He is a very encouraging personal trainer and he wants to make sure that he doesn’t push you too much but just the right amount.

After our first session, we got home and, seriously, walking up that one wee flight of stairs our legs felt like dead weight.  I knew then that the next day was going to be a killer!  My thighs felt like they were on fire EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I sat down, literally every time.  In fact, it was so bad that I landed badly on the toilet seat and broke it!  Then day two arrived – I think there may have actually been tears, but I knew the next day that I was headed back to the session with Leszek no matter what – plus my amazing colleagues from my day job were incredibly encouraging and very sympathetic of my ‘ow ow ow’ every time I sat down or stood up.

Our second session was, I’m not going to lie, difficult but Leszek knew exactly what he was doing.  He helped us stretch out the muscles more and we found that the following day, although there was a slight tightness, there was no burning!

As I said earlier, we’ve just had our third, and longest, session to date and it felt incredible.  It was difficult, but not so much that I felt I couldn’t do anything, he used our competitiveness to his advantage and had us in direct competition with each other and we were properly sweating – yep nice thought I know.  As I write this I can feel that same tightness that we had from the second session but not the heaviness that we had after the first session.  I wonder if this is because we’ve increased our water intake?  Does anyone know? Matt’s always been a water pusher, always moaning about how little water I drink in a given day. But seriously when you’ve worked out you crave it like food. It can’t be avoided.

We’ve also been keeping up with our daily smoothie challenge.  Although this morning was fruitless (see what I did there? 😉 ) as we had run out of the chocolate soy milk that we use Matt added some water, which caused the smoothie to separate, solidify and make it inedible.  I have to say though, I was so hungry by break time that even as I was eating my snack, my stomach was rumbling.  I’ve definitely seen the light of the smoothies and I won’t go back. I’ve got to say I’m even really impressed with our off-brand nutri-bullet ( It’s handling itself very well indeed despite the constant daily abuse by two nutrient deprived AM zombers.

Do you guys have any smoothie recipes that you would recommend?

See you soon,

Katie and Matt

P.S. – We thought it might be cool to leave our current smoothie recipe below so you guys can have a look at it and if it appeals to you.

Now we did a small smoothie drive last year and got really into it for a wee while and then like many new habits and resolutions it fell by the wayside. Oops! But when Leszek said it was a really good idea to start putting nutrition back into our daily routine we got pretty excited as we’re both pretty bad at eating vegetables and fruit on a daily basis. So please find below our own starter smoothie recipe in preparation for a healthier zombie apocalypse –

  • 1 serving cup of chocolate whey protien powder (not for everyone but the protein is good for my psoriatic arthritis apparently – each to their own)
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 handful of strawberries
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 200ml of chocolate soya/almond milk

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3 Replies to “Burn, Baby, Burn”

  1. Well done you two!!! It’s amazing how quickly you see improvements, neglected muscles get switched back on and you get stronger by the week. That wee burn gets a bit addictive 😀
    Right you’ve inspired me, going to put some tunes on and hop on my turbo trainer! Xxx

  2. Brilliant! I requested and received a nutribullet for Christmas from M&T…it has been opened, inspected, but is waiting to be washed before I can use it (you will recognise that as a huge excuse! ) But you have inspired me. Wonderful that you can do the training together. Looking forward to the next installment! 🙂

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