Winter slim down week 23
Hi all! Sorry I wasn’t able to post this earlier this week. Apparently I needed to do an operating system update on my PC before I was able to post a new entry. All taken care of now…thanks 🙂
Good news this week! As you all know, I started this whole thing weighing in at 64 kilos (or 141 lbs). I did great the first few weeks. And then…the holidays hit. And they hit hard! I gained all the weight back, plus some and then managed to yo-yo back and forth over the same 3 kilos or so. At my highest point, I reached just over 66 kilos (146 lbs). At this point, I whimpered, whined and complained so much that I actually got some really good advice.
Then…I called in the big guns. I’ve been blessed with some awesome friends on this blog and one of them is David, from Chape. This guy has given me so much help, a few lengthy explanations as to why everything I thought I was doing correctly was actually dead wrong …and some seriously effective exercise ideas. By the way, if you are looking for some of these, he now has his own youtube vlog where you can get some good ideas for stretching at the office, at home or in the gym. You can check those out here.
I am, I’m thrilled to say, now back under my starting weight. But this week, I managed to melt down a surprising 63,8 kilos (or 140.5 lbs). Since I started so close to this weight, it may not seem like much. But you must keep in mind that I spent the past few months trying to get back down to anywhere close to this weight and now that I have, I have a renewed energy and motivation to keep up the pace! This week alone, I manage to drop 1,8 kg (or 4 lbs)! It took about 2 solid weeks before this one to get my body used to a new regime of tons of water, eating more often & dropping the dairy plus an every-other-day exercise routine. I had my doubts, but…IT’S WORKING! And I couldn’t be happier!
This week, I’m sticking to the same. 3 solid meals per day + 2 small snacks of fruit or protein. No cheese, no tofu, no tempeh, no milk, no fizzy drinks. 1 coffee in the mornings (black if I can manage), matcha or green tea during the day and tons of water. Lots of green leafy stuff, protein shakes and chlorella smoothies. 3 times weekly workouts and exercising a bit of willpower when it comes to the holiday. Easter is great, but watching myself turn into food baby belly barbie over Christmas is still fresh in mind and I’ll just ‘no, thank you’ to all those goodie this time around.
Looks like this lady will be rocking bikini season after all!
Hope you all have a lovely holiday!