Getting Back on Track

I have always struggled with my weight. Always, always. When I was 15 I begged my mum to let me spend the summer at a weightloss camp and lost about 40 lbs sticking to 1,200 calories a day and 12 grams of fat. That was great then, but I then plateaued, got comfortable with life and it never went any lower. I was feeling pretty low last summer and found a personal training programme in London called G14. It was an amazing programme, I had so much help and support from the team and my PT throughout the 14 weeks, and I looked great in December (see both pictures on the left). I then had a pretty rubbish start to the year and have somehow managed to screw up all my hard work and end up somewhere I am really not happy with. I never realised or appreciated just how great I actually looked in December. I really wish I had.

I can't change where I am now, but what I can change is where I will be this December. Posting these photos is a big step for me and pretty daunting. But I want to give myself a push and I think this is the place to do it, combined with Instagram. 

The next month is going to be tough as I have just been on holiday with my host family to New York for 2 weeks and we are now in Sint-Maarten for a week before heading back to Guadeloupe, where we are staying with family friends while the house is renovated. But I am not making anymore excuses. 

I will modify the lessons I learnt at G14 to my currently situation to achieve the best results possible:

  • Eat clean at least 80% of the time - 95% is my target but until we are back in our house I can't realistically achieve that. 
  • Ensure all meals contain protein, healthy fats and low GI carbohydrates (vegetables) - probably not in the proportion I would like as I have to be conscious that I am not buying the food that is in the house.
  • Maintain blood sugar levels - by aiming to eat 4 meals evenly spaced throughout the day.
  • Exercise at least 3 times per week for 1 hour - I plan to join a gym when we are back at our house so I can continue to the same workout regime that I did for the 14 weeks of G14 but until then I will either run or use a Jillian Michaels interval training video.
  • Get 8 hours of sleep with a regular sleep pattern - The past couple of months I have really lost my sleeping routine which used to be brilliant. I will go to bed between 10 and 11pm and wake up between 6 and 7am. Every day of the week.

1 comment:

  1. I will be there supporting you every step of the way. I'm very proud of you xx