I started sessions with Ryan back in April 2013 to prepare myself for a half marathon. I had signed myself up for without any training. Straight away Ryan set me a diet plan and an exerciseKatie Talbot Before and after program. We met regularly to track my progress and to extend my training.
At the beginning I was worried about the amount he had set me to eat and the weight training he had planned for me. As someone who has always been conscious of weight, it took me a while understand why I needed the amount suggested. Plus the idea of weights scared me, I had the perception weights will make you bulky and that was not the look I was going for. However, the results proved to me that I needed to eat more to be able to give me the energy to complete the training program as well as using weights to strengthened my muscles to give me the power to run. I was very pleased with the results and was more than prepared by the time I completed my run in August.
I had a break from my strict training/eating for a few months and began training again in November. At this point I was I fully aware that the diet (even though it was more than I would normally eat) was the most important thing to be successful. Since January, I have met with Ryan twice a week for weight/strength training which is something I would not have the confidence to do on my own. We have set a cardio/core program to so around this and after a month I feel more toned and energised. I am looking forward to seeing more evident results after a few months. Patience is the key and I know changes won’t happen over night.