Back in January I wrote a blog post on how and why I was aiming to lose weight. It is one of my most read blog posts. It was received with mixed reviews. Some were inspired, whereas others were telling me to get a life…in a nice way haha. Well, if you read the post you would understand why I was aiming to lose a small amount of weight. Find out at the bottom of the post my results from 6 weeks of healthiness. I have also filmed a ‘What I Eat In A Day’ You Tube video…my first video in a little while now (I fully intend to film more so please do let me know what you would like to see).
WHAT I GOT UP TO
My initial blog post describes what I got up to in the 6 weeks but in a nut shell I was working around a bit of a low carb high fat lifestyle with no alcohol (minus 2 cocktails for a celebration) and no sugar (biscuits, chocolate, cake, crisps). I did however have a few veggie Lebanese take aways, a few yummy pizzas, sugar free healthy chocolates from Ombar and Booja Booja. So, I definitely wasn’t feeling at all deprived. In terms of exercise, I kept it pretty similar to my normal weekly routine. I went for 2-3 runs a week, clocking about 16km all in all. I attended Elevate’s bootcamp 2-3 times a week. I was ill for about 2 weeks during this period so slacked a little bit during those weeks.
HOW MUCH I LOST
As you may have read in the previous post, I did not weigh myself before, after or ever really because I don’t own weighing scales. I like to use a measuring tape because I believe that is a far more accurate analysis of your body shape, especially as I do a lot of exercise which could mean that I put on weight with muscles. I have listed below how much I lost at each section of my body.
WAIST: -2 cm
HIPS: -2 cm
Left Thigh: -2.5 cm
Right Thigh: -1.5 cm
I am really thrilled with my results and have felt a whole lot less bloated which I was how I was feeling all of the winter period. I am definitely going to keep up my healthier lifestyle. I am going to exercise as much as I have been. I am only going to drink once a week (more than I did during this six weeks but less than before). I didn’t really miss drinking alcohol per se, but I did miss the social element so I am going to be a little more lax. With regards to less healthy food, I am going to stick to the healthier chocolates more of the time, which sadly costs a whole lot more. I find that I can’t gorge on them as much as naughty chocolates and biscuits and the cost of them definitely restricts me. Yet, Easter is a whole other situation…bring on the Cadbury’s chocolate eggs ;p My biggest thing to come out of all of this is that I fit in my teeny Zara mini skirt again after it being too small for me for over a year.