Part 9 – Rachel Draws Blood…

‘I’m toning up!’ She realized With a familiar monotony, Rachel lathered up her legs and reached through the shower curtain for the razor. Her mind was still elsewhere when she felt the first nick of the blade and the sharp sting of a soapy cut. She...

Part 8 – What’s this?…

It looks more like I’m gaining weight!? Rachel’s first experience of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) was quite a surprise. It seemed well-deserved to take four days rest before jogging again, which she did, only to discover that painkillers and...

Part 7 – Are Those My Thighs?!!

Damn, I’m fat’!! Rachel’s first experience of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) was quite a surprise. It seemed well-deserved to take four days rest before jogging again, which she did, only to discover that painkillers and slouching or; couching,...

Part 6 – Someone Overdoes It…

Rachel slept like a log but when she woke up, the morning after her army medical, she could hardly move. For the past 5 weeks, all she had focussed on was completing the mile and a half run by not collapsing. Clearly, she’d underestimated the preparations...

Part 5 – Rachel Enlists!

Rachel woke up for the sixth time and turned off her alarm clock which hours before had become obsolete. Today was army selection day and she could only pray that 5 weeks of commitment was enough to get her through. After a huge breakfast (meant to sustain her...

Part 4 – Rachel Forms Her Plan

In her quest for the right nutrition, Rachel set up a social media account and started to follow other keep-fitters. Most of the young uploaders appeared to have stepped straight out of a magazine. They talked about ‘gains’ (something to do with progress)...