Chelsey in the gym

Chelsey writes:

My Iceland Trek training is now in full swing!

As you may know, I’m taking part in an Icelandic lava trek in aid of VGC’s chosen charity, Samaritans. To anyone that didn’t know please be assured; I haven’t been walking around the office like John Wayne by choice!

Since putting myself forward for the Iceland Trek, I have seriously challenged myself by making some pretty big changes to my overall lifestyle. I now take part in three different exercise classes a week including aqua fit, boxercise and a boot camp. I won’t say that its been easy getting myself back into the gym; if I did, I would be telling porkies. (And let’s be honest, no one likes porkies – unless they’re pork pies …). You know the saying though, right? No pain, no gain!Chelsea in boxercise training

My official ‘Discover Adventure Training’ started on Monday 26 February, with my first four-hour trek starting at 10am on Sunday 11 March. I’m going to be walking 10 miles of the Hillingdon trail. I’ll be meeting one other member from the Iceland group, as well as others training for charity treks. I really need to be ready – I can’t let Carly, my trainer, down.

It has been very difficult and challenging in the gym so far: I am really stepping up the exercise but I believe it is paying off.

Taking part in this trek has encouraged me to make a massive change to my lifestyle. I am now exercising a lot more than I ever have before. I am also making huge changes to the way I eat. I can now say ‘no’ to a take-away!

I am still very far away from my target for Samaritans of a whopping £2,000, but I am determined to get there. I really appreciate all of the support I am getting from everyone who is helping me along the way – thank you so much.

if you want to support me, all donations – no matter how big or small – are greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to sponsor Chelsey, please go to her JustGiving page.

Chelsey Crabb
Author: Chelsey Crabb, payroll assistant

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