Rocco’s first swim and cuddles with some lovely ladies

Hey guys

I hope you are all well?

I’ve now been out in Austria for over a week and I have been confirmed as a competing athlete in Channel 4′s winter show ‘The Jump’.  It really is very exciting.

 

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Each day we are weighed to ensure we aren’t losing too much weight too quickly. We have two amazing physios Dan and Ollie. They are advising me on the best foods to eat to give me enough energy for the intense training program but also to help me make a start on losing the 2 stone of remaining pregnancy weight I have to lose.  My morning starts with a bowl of porridge and two boiled eggs which is a good mix of carbs and proteins and as well as eating sensibly, I am skipping too. Darren Gough, a fellow celebrity athlete, has lent me his skipping rope!

 

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The training schedule for the program is pretty intense.  We are generally spending 2 to 3 hours in the morning training in one of the disciplines and then the same in the afternoon in one of the others.  There are seven disciplines in total which include speed skiing, bobsleigh and giant slalom.  The show isn’t down to the public vote, it’s all about ability and even those who had never skied before are progressing amazingly!

 

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Rocco is having a great time too. He’s getting lots of cuddles with everyone and we have also taken him for his first swim. He really loves having a bath each night so I wasn’t surprised he loved being in the pool.

 

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Right, I have to go speed skating training now so until next time!

Laura x

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