Saturday, 23 March 2013

Diary Entry: Death Week.

It's that time of year now where we are in the last week before our final competition with cheer, and that can only mean one thing...

DEATH WEEK.

Starting from yesterday (where I trained for 5 hours straight!) I have a full day of training every day until BCA University Nationals this Thursday and Friday. I'm not quite sure how I'm going to fit the gym and my normal food and fitness routine in around it yet (if I manage to at all) so I'm going to be paying special attention to how my body seems to be reacting to the change, and see how it goes. Obviously I don't want to burn myself out, but  I've been doing so well at the gym over the past month or so that I don't want to end up losing all of the progress that I've made strength and cardio-wise!

Diet is going to be the trickiest part of death week, as I will potentially be out of the house from 9am-10pm on some days! I'm going to have to be super organised in preparing my meals. As soon as I've written this blog post I'm going to be hunting around my cupboards making a 'menu' for what I'm going to be eating for the whole of the week (trickier than you may think when you've decided to give up bread for lent!) and will then go food shopping after training today to pick up and bits and pieces that I don't have. 
I've already delved into the world of apple slices with peanut butter thanks to Natalie from The Blonde Ethos which is the most amazingly yummy snack EVER, and I've been saving up my Graze boxes for this nightmare week too!

I guess more than anything, I'm just letting you know that I might not be around too much this week, although I'll try my best to schedule some posts for you lovely lot. :)
Wish me luck! No doubt I'll come back to you after competition horrendous battered, bruised and super tired - but hopefully it'll all be worth it in the end!

N.B: I don't know how much you know about competitive cheerleading, but there are most certainly no pom-poms involved! If you want to see the sorts of training we'll be enduring throughout the week, then take a look at this mini-series on YouTube! The team they're showing won the World Championships last year, and you can see why with how mental their training regime is!!

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