Since starting back in an office environment I have steadily seen the pounds creep on. In 6 months I’ve gained half a stone so it was time to stop that in its tracks.
I worked hard to be fit and healthy pre Josh and had lost the bulk of my baby weight bar a few pounds so creeping back up has affected my confidence and motivation.
I eat well and exercise regularly but snacking definitely played more of a part and being primarily sedentary from 8-4 daily wasn’t helping. It was juices for brekkie, salads for lunch and careful eating in the evening. I was working out 3-4 times a week but still was slowly creeping up or at least not seeing any loss. I felt sluggish so it was time to take action.
I have just finished a bootcamp course which I really enjoyed with Fitsquad . I always thought bootcamp were for two extremes-really unfit people or seargent majors (I am neither, thankfully). I was wrong, well certainly about this class. I found the instructors really engaged and whilst they changed weekly I found this good for mixing it up. They focused on technique too which is important. I will be re signing up!
I also do a weekly PT class with a guy from my old gym, this is good for focusing on weights and we keep it short and snappy which I like.
Finally I do a weekly/bi weekly lunch run with some of my work crew which is hard but I really enjoy it. I keep it under 5k but feel it getting easier all the time unless the heat takes its toll on a balmy day!
Food wise I knew something had to change so after one big weekend of indulgence for our anniversary it was time to sign up to something to kick start a healthy regime.
I signed up to the 3 day High Protien Plan from Urban Health. http://www.urbanhealth.ie/products/high-protein-meal-plan?variant=1263590912.
With my husband away the same week I did this I found it great. Easy, fast and good for you-winner! I really liked the breakfast protein smoothie and the salads were great. Some of the juices weren’t to my taste and I’d probably have more varied salads if I was to do it again but before my next holiday I think I will sign up again if I see it made a difference over the coming days. I found the protein really filled me and it’s a great few day cleanse, with food which I found great as just drinking juice doesn’t do it for me..
I have also had super advise from a nutritionist pal of mine so with this along with my recent adjustments o hope to lose those few extra pounds, gain the motivation back and get bikini ready for our holiday to Italy in a few weeks time!