Get Fit Challenge Diary

For the next few months we will be bringing the diaries of Stephanie McTiernan, Mary Faughnan and Michelle Reilly on their journey of weight loss and improved fitness. The three ladies are taking part in a six month fitness challenge with free personal training and fitness classes by Siofra O’Connor and Dave Hanley.

For the next few months we will be bringing the diaries of Stephanie McTiernan, Mary Faughnan and Michelle Reilly on their journey of weight loss and improved fitness. The three ladies are taking part in a six month fitness challenge with free personal training and fitness classes by Siofra O’Connor and Dave Hanley.

The ladies exercises every day, some even take on two periods of exercise such as personal training and a fitness class. An example of their fitness regime includes:

August 6 - 45 mins spinning, 45 min Aerobics class. August 7- 45 mins Aerobics.

August 8- Personal training including spinning, circuit training, core work and running up steps with weights. Also a Kettle bell class. August 9 - Personal Training with weights.

August 10- 16km cycle from Park Lane to Jamestown and back. August 13 - 45 mins spinning, 45 mins aerobics class.

August 14 -Two 45 min Aerobic classes. August 15- 1 hour spinning.

August 16 - 45 mins Aerobics class and personal training class including boxing exercises. August 17 - 45 mins spinning class and 3 mile walk.

August 20 - 20/20 class and aerobics class. August 21- Aerobics and spinning class

August 22- 45 mins aerobics and personal training spinning and weights.

Stephanie McTiernan.

Weigh loss so far: 1 stone

Biggest Challenge: Doing the running in the get fit class because I have shin splints.

Most enjoyable moment/activity: The 16km cycle and the personal training.

Next goal: To lose between 5 and 8lbs.

Tips or advice: Always have breakfast.

Mary Faughnan

Weigh loss so far: 11.5 lbs

Biggest Challenge: Doing the first personal training sessions – I didn’t know what I was in for!

Most enjoyable moment/activity: I really enjoyed the 16km cycle.

Next goal: To lose 6 to 8lbs.

Tips or advice: Make sure you have protein with each meal to repair muscle.

Michelle Reilly

Weight Loss so far: 1 stone and 1 pound (15 pounds)

Biggest challenge: I found the personal training very tough, but felt great once I had it done.

Most enjoyable moment/activity: Spinning

Next goal: To loose 5-7 pounds

Tips/ advice: Eat every 3 hours for your metabolism to work well. Also eat within 20 minutes of waking up to kick start your metabolism.

For more information on classes, personal training or how to get with Siofra and Dave check out Get Fit Challenge