THE PAST THREE MONTHS...
My sweat story started with a desire to have a better body. I was finally prepared to cut the crap and take my life seriously. For me, that meant eating right, working out and cutting back on social binge drinking that had consumed me for so many years. It has been three months since I made the change and took my story public by launching this blog. Today, I am going to share with you my sweat story and fill you on all the ups and downs of the past three months.
First 6 Weeks
I spent my first month and a half doing the Kayla Itsines BBG program. I was off to a great start and kicking that books ass. I did six weeks of her 12 week program and was seeing great results. I was leaner, stronger and falling in love with running, which is something I never thought would happen. I was using a meal delivery services that started off great, but as my workouts increased the food could not keep up. I quickly learned that I wasn't eating enough and my energy levels reflected that immensely. It was at the end of this period that I also decided to start cooking and doing my own meal prep.
Weeks 7 & 8
In the last two weeks of month two I chose to switch from BBG to weight lifting. It wasn't because I was giving up on fitness, I was simply bored with her workouts. As effective as they are they get very repetitive. Lets be honest, there are only so many burpees one person can do! I stumbled a little here as I was trying to balance the art of meal prep with a new workout plan, and I had a long weekend getaway to Florida as well as Family Day long weekend back to back. Indulging in a little social food and drink, as well as the missed Sunday/Monday meal prep for both weeks made for quite a few off days of Uber eats and missed workouts.
The Final 4
In the last month I can confidently say that I found my groove and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am 4 weeks into my new weight lifting program and have mastered the art of meal prep. I have seen tremendous results in the past few weeks and cannot wait to keep going. I am also training for my first 10k and excited to see what the next three months has in store.
All in all, the past three months weren't perfect, and I never expected them to be. Life happens and its okay. The best thing to do is learn your lesson, move on, and do better next time around. Here are the lesson I learnt on my journey:
MEALS ARE MAKE OR BREAK - If you're not eating clean don't even bother going to the gym.
DON'T COMMIT TO A WORKOUT YOU DON'T LIKE- Make your time in the gym time that you love. Fitness shouldn't be a pain and if you think it is then try a new workout!
WEIGHTS ARE THE WAY TO GO - Lift heavy (without compromising form). Ladies, don't be afraid of the weight and push your muscles to exhaustion.