What changes did you make to your nutrition?• Increased protein intake by eating lots of fish (Tuna, Salmon as well as white fish), some red meat and protein shakes after workouts and as a mid-morning drink. • Reduced my sugar and carbohydrate intake by cutting out sugary snacks as well as bread etc. I still kept in small amounts of brown rice and pasta for some post workout meals. • I found it best to work to an organised/planned meal structure so that I could eat healthy whilst on the move or at work. • Cut out the alcohol completely. Nothing since New Year’s Eve! What classes did you attend? • Group PT twice a week focusing on legs, core and upper body. • Spartan circuits 2/3 times a week for that high intensity workout. • In general I was trying to get a good mix of cardio and resistance work. What training did you do outside of Principal Fitness? • Light early morning cardio 2/3 times a week, say 20 minutes rowing or jogging. • Running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. A mix of interval training and distance (say 4/5 miles on a Thursday). • Either sprint and hill sprint training or a long run or bike ride on Saturdays. • I set aside Sunday as a complete rest day. How difficult did you find it to make those changes? • Getting into the routine was the toughest thing but after the first week, the regular routine helped to keep me on track. • Regular support from principal fitness instructors and friends doing the same sessions also helped to keep me motivated. • I found that planning a training and nutrition diary was the most useful thing, although there was still a good amount of will power in avoiding temptation! The odd beer at the weekend or cake in the office was always hard to resist for example. Will you continue to the lifestyle you have done for the last 6 weeks? • Yes. For me this was always about setting a good fitness platform at the beginning of the year to support my training and event goals for the rest of the year. I've also felt full of energy and much more alert, particularly due to the nutrition plan, which has helped both the training and at work so definitely plan to keep that up. • Thanks for the advice and support from you all at Principal Fitness, without which I would not have achieved half as much over the past six weeks.