So the first week of my fat loss project is complete. I’ve done a full week of training and it feels fantastic to be back on it again. I’ve worked out 5 days out of 7 this week and taken a couple of active rest days as well, easing myself back in and being very careful to listen to my body, in particular my hip, while I’m exercising. I’ve done two sessions of High Intensity Interval Training, two bodyweight circuit sessions including pull ups and a Reformer Pilates class.
I’ve been logging my food intake and on the whole I’ve done well. Plenty of lean protein, vegetables and fruit and not too much of the not so clean stuff. Alcohol wise I’ve also stuck to my 5 days free out of 7 although my intake on the one of the two days I did have a drink was probably too high. Sunny Saturday afternoons and cold beer are just such a good combination.
But if I want to feel comfortable on the sunny beach in Barbados then I need to keep this in check. Keeping a food diary has also helped me to identify that I snack quite a lot between meals. It’s all healthy stuff – nuts, yoghurt, naked bars etc. but I have reflected on whether or not I actually need it all. My focus for this week will be to check in with myself before I reach for a snack and make sure that I’m really hungry. As per the quote I often see doing the rounds on the internet – if hunger is not the problem, then food is not the answer!
I was also really excited to find out that Julia is launching another round of her Extreme Inferno programme really soon. I piloted the programme last year, I absolutely loved it and got great results. While I still have access to most of the materials that make up that programme, being part of a group always makes it easier for me to stay on track. The 12 week programme starts on Monday 16th June so I’ll have four weeks of that before we fly out to Barbados and then more than half of the programme left to complete once we’re back from holiday. I’m looking forward to it already.
I haven’t weighed or measured yet to know whether there’s any difference to my stats, but the fact is I feel better for being back into an exercise routine and to have cleaned up my diet again. Those are the first steps and as long as I keep going then the results will inevitably follow.
So here’s to week two!
Well done Becca…I’ll be really interested to see how you get on with Inferno.
Are you not joining in Fran? It’s brilliant – I loved it when I did it last year.
water is a great substitute for snacking too x
Good point. I drink a lot of water and green tea as well but I will reach for some water before I have a snack!
Ahh, good to know there is a new group starting next week … I am thinking of following TFBR again starting Monday too!
P.S. Lucky you going to Barbados! 🙂
If you want support with TFBR then the Facebook group is amazing these days. EI starts on Monday 23rd – £120 for 12 weeks http://www.juliasfitnessblog.com/blog/2014/06/12/3-month-fat-torching-online-fitness-programme-extreme-inferno/
I will give EI serious consideration! I’m really loathe to spend money at the moment (wedding … stupid expensive wedding!) but it would be so good to have the full support and the timelines are perfect for me!
I can’t recommend it enough. There’s less really heavy lifting than in TFBR but you can do the whole thing at home if you want with the same kit. Resistance bands and a pull up bar are optional extras. It’s a lot more athletic than TFBR with loads of HiiT – it got me into the best shape of my life back last year and I cannot wait to see what happens this time. Julia’s going to be in the FB page every day for support and advice if we need it and there’s a lovely group of people signed up already. Come and join us, you know you want to 😉
You’ve convinced me – I’m in!!