I go through three different phases: sometimes, I'm obsessed with eating clean, exercising regularly, hopping on the scale, etc. This can last anything from a few days to a few weeks. The next phase is when life gets in the way, and I let things slide a bit, become a bit less obsessed, still eating *mostly* clean, still exercising although not as regularly as I would have liked to. This phase will be quite okay for when I want to maintain weight, because usually, that's what happens - I don't lose any weight but thankfully don't pick up either.
But then... I have a self-sabotaging phase, where I stop exercising, eat chocolate slabs daily, and just feel uninspired and blagh. And then this phase tends to last the longest of all 3. Which, obviously, is not good!
I am still 2kg away from getting to pre-pregnancy weight, and then after that I would love to lose another 5kg.
I'm busy getting my mojo back, and the next week Monday is the perfect date to kickstart my mission and get rid of these last couple of kilo's for good. It's the first of June. And it's a Monday. What better day to get started? It suits my OCD tendencies. ;-)
I don't want to follow a specific set "diet" as such, this must be a lifestyle, a way of eating.
I must use common sense, and find a healthy balance between all aspects of this journey!
Here's my plan:
- Do Kayla Itsines strength training workouts 3 times a week
- Do 45 minute cardio workouts twice a week - either at the gym or a brisk walk
- Do kettlebell exercises at home, aim for 5 minutes every day, or 10 minutes every second day
- Do stretching exercises daily
- Eat as clean as possible! Follow paleo guidelines 90% of the time
- Eat smaller portions
- Chew food slowly and thoroughly
- Stop buying chocolates!
- Drink 8 glasses of water daily
- Drink green tea every day
- Do dry body brushing to stimulate circulation
- Use anti-cellulite cream on body
- Pamper myself and invest in me-time: doing mini-pedicures and mini-manicures for self, tinting and waxing eyebrows for self
- Weigh myself once a week, evaluate what I'm doing right or what I'm doing wrong
- Keep track of progress
Whoop whoop, let's do this! :-) xx