The first few weeks of this programme have been really thrilling for me.. Let me tell you why..
Firstly I have never been on a ‘diet’ let alone done anything like this before… I have cut things out in the past, like chocolate and caffeine, and that worked for a while and made me lose dribs and drabs of weight.. So as you can imagine when I got accepted for this challenge I was both excited and completely terrified. I was about to embark on something that was going to be scrutinised by people all over the world.. A very scary thought..
Now that Week Three is well under way I must say that I have learnt so much about my nutritional needs that I didn’t know before.
I also have to tell you that there are a few home truths I have had to face up to..
My snacking was completely out of control – I know this now because I am losing weight like never before. Perhaps having a box of Jelly Tots on my desk and just taking a small handful every once in a while throughout the night was not a good idea?!
My eating in general was not what I thought it should have been. I realise now that I was addicted to bread and eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and the size of the portions I would eat would be dependent on how hungry I was. I was only really eating one meal a day and the rest of the time was spent snacking.
I have not been a massive alcohol drinker for many years but I did drink a one litre carton of cranberry juice every evening. Now I have looked at the packaging and can see that it has a lot of added sugar
My gym programme was the same muddle along programme and the focus that this programme has given me has been amazing.
I rarely weighed or measured myself as I just got clothes that fitted and sort of hid the problem areas.
Changing my food was not a problem at all, in fact that was the easy bit. I have the most amazing willpower in the world. I just didn’t have the right attitude, focus or motivation to do it at that time!
The hardest part for me is getting to the gym after a long, busy day at work.. I have now so easily worked this into my day that it has become second nature to me and I am almost on an elastic band from work to the gym..
I can now look to the future six pack I will have in just seven short weeks…
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything – Thomas Carlyle