Sunday, 25 May 2014

Major weight loss set back!

I've been on a weight loss journey since January 2013, managing to lose over 2 stone in a year. I gave myself a target weight and a never-go-above-this-weight-again weight (NGATWA). I haven't had the most successful six months as I haven't got to my goal weight yet (2 and 1/2 stone below starting weight) but I've been successful in not going above the NGATWA weight ... Until this week. 

I turned 30 last week and have had a fabulously decadent week full of cake, barbecued meat and general gluttony. Unfortunately this translated to a telling off by the scales this morning: I've gone over the NGATWA weight. Only by 1lb but it signifies the amount I've let myself slip these past few months. I've not been tracking my food (having cancelled weight watchers in March due to non-use) and my fitness level has gone way down due to injury and general laziness. 

So this was a wake up call and I need to tackle the problem. 

What am I going to do about it? One number and two words: 30 day shred. 

What's that you say? Well here's the product description:

Jillian Michaels, the superstar of America's fitness trainers, is committed to getting big results. As your own personal trainer, Jillian will guide you through her exclusive 3-2-1 Interval System that combines strength, cardio and abs to blast through calories for a dramatic 30 day shred. The DVD includes three complete 20-minute workouts which progress by level of intensity. Start with Level 1 and advance through to Level 3- in no time you'll achieve a lean shredded body.

A couple of friends have tried it (I'm not sure if they completed it) and say it's hell for 20 minutes but you get results. The reviews seems to say the same thing.

Brilliantly we have 31 days until we head to the US, so I'm starting tomorrow. I'm going to get up early every day and do my 20 minutes, then blog about it. It also means I can track it in my planner! I'll take before, during and after photos, plus track my weights and measurements to see the change. I wish I had taken pictures and my measurements at the start of the entire endeavour but hey ho! I'll try and do a review with each week or 10 day level as well. 

I'll track my food consumption in my bullet journal then transfer to MyFitnessPal in the evenings. 

Wish me luck, and I'll see you tomorrow!