I was having a struggle a couple of weeks ago. A real struggle. Despite sticking to the ‘diet plan’ rigidly, the weight just wasn’t shifting. Then after reading some blog posts, I realised that the LighterLife 5:2 diet is more of a maintenance plan to keep your weight in check. Needing to lose a good couple of stone, I decided to increase the amount of LLF products in my daily diet.
Each morning I now start with a delicious Strawberry Shake Drink and then have at least one healthy meal per day with the rest of the meals being LLF products. The other days being pure ‘fastdays’ where I have four LLF products. Since taking this approach, I have felt a renewed energy, feel far healthier and have started taking a big interest in what I am actually eating. The children are not too impressed though, gone are their pizzas and chips – replaced by home-made bolognese and chicken dishes. Give them time, they will feel the benefits soon!
This week I was invited to take part in the FastYoga session in the Trafford Centre with Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe and yoga extraordinaire Gemma Merna. The poor unsuspecting Saturday morning shoppers were treated to a delightful sight of my rear end high in the air, trying to manoevre into positions which my 15 year old self could have only just about managed. All credit to Jennifer and Gemma – they managed to get me into the crab position for about two seconds, after which I did expect my body to collapse in shock.
Apart from the unexpected aches and pains (who knew Yoga could actually do that?), I felt really pleased. Not only had I done something which I never expected I could possibly do, but I felt great for achieving it too. I may not have been the slinky lycra clad godnesses on the front row of the session – but as an overweight mum of three, I probably represented more of those shoppers in the Trafford Centre in reality. I really wanted to say – “hey, if I can do this – seriously guys – you can do it too!”
Today I discovered I have even lost weight this week, only a couple of lbs – but it has shown this is working. Its all going in the right direction and I know now I REALLY CAN ACTUALLY DO THIS!