Just one month ago I walked into my first Iron Zuu session, I had all the nerves but a steely determination that I was ready for change. I have started a new intense group focus training plan in the hottest months of the year! I have sweated more than I ever knew I could. I have left each session with a quiet satisfaction that I have achieved something pretty impressive.
I outlined the sessions in my previous post Iron Zuu: Training like never before but I want to share one month in how it has progressed and how it makes me feel.
I joined in month three and spent a month pushing myself, lifting weights that got heavier each week, learning the techniques needed to lift heavier and push myself on. Bear crawls still challenge me and gorilla’s break me! I haven’t mastered getting my little legs over the bars yet, but I am determined that this month they will.
As week 12 ended it became testing week. This is where we record our own reps and weights, this enables us to measure our point, draw a line in the sand allowing us to start a new 12-week challenge. These results are not for sharing on social media, they are for every individual to monitor and measure themselves. Testing week was encouraging, I pushed myself and lifted more. I was told I am stronger than I believe and I saw that.
I felt that.
And now I have started the next 12 weeks knowing that I can keep pushing forward. Another huge part of the Iron Zuu philosophy is that it teaches mental strength. It is easy to stop when things get hard, but at Iron Zuu this is the point your team mates will pour energy on you and get you through it. Leadership and support are what stands this programme out from the rest.
Can you spot me in this?
So one month in and I have lost weight, toned up and defined my muscles but I also believe in myself. I know I can do more and it is just a case of training my body. I still have very tight hips, I have lots more to do but this isn’t about quick fixes. I am work in progress but I am really enjoying the programme.
When I was running I used to find the hardest part was putting my trainers on. That was because it didn’t give me a huge buzz, I had to talk myself into running along the roads. Yet this past month I am looking forward to walking into Iron Zuu. I head off ready to look at the board and see what challenges lie ahead.
One hour later I leave and I am pumped. I know that I have worked really hard and I love seeing how much I have improved. If this sounds like something you would like to try, come with me. Chris offers 3 FREE sessions to let people have a go. You can see more on the Facebook page either drop Chris a message, fill in your details on the website or let me know.
Keep watching for my updates as I continue this journey.