This is my second Fit Mamas Club update and I’m fairly pleased with my progress so far and can’t wait to see how others are getting on too. I’m in the best shape I have been in for YEARS and that in itself feels pretty damn good. I’m trying to focus a little less on the number on the scales as I can be guilty of letting myself get a bit too obsessed with what it says, to the point that it totally affects my mood. Ridiculous, I know. My clothes are definitely getting looser and I’m starting to slowly see and feel the difference in my body shape too.
It’s now less than 100 days until our holiday and I’m excited to see my progress between now and then. A holiday really is the perfect motivation to get your arse into gear… quite literally!
Lbs Lost This Month: – 4lbs
Total Weight Lost: 2 stone 9 lbs
Exercise: I have successfully completed two hour long sessions of either Circuits or Legs, Bums & Tums each week. I paid for a whole month of classes upfront which was great motivation to actually go! I’ve already done the same for March too.
Food: After 3 weeks of maintaining my weight and feeling quite bloated I decided to stop follow Slimming World. Again. Now, I’m not saying it doesn’t work, because I know that it does for some people. But I feel like it just wasn’t working for me anymore. I then read this really informative blog post written by Grainne who I follow on Instagram and it really opened my eyes and made me realise just how bad some of the ‘Syn Free’ foods are for you. She then posted another great post on Carb Cycling so I decided I’d give it a go.
I followed carb cycling for 2 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed it and quickly started seeing results, both on the scales and in the mirror. It’s been very interesting tracking all the calories, carbs, protein, fat & sugar in everything on My Fitness Pal and I was utterly shocked at how high in carbohydrate and sugar some foods are that are labelled as ‘healthy’! I’ve had a bit of a break from dieting all together over the last week as life just got in the way to be honest. I’m trying to get back on track though for March.
When carb cycling I personally have 3 low carb days where I stick to 50g of carbs or less, followed by 1 high carb day where I have up to 150g of carbs. I eat similar things on both low and high carb days just more of it on the high days. I don’t feel deprived at all and I really all the healthy foods I’m eating. Every other high carb day, I have a slight cheat meal too. I’ve been cooking a few of The Body Coach’s Lean In 15 meals too from his book and absolutely love them!
So overall food wise my meals and views have changed quite a bit over the last month, but definitely for the better. I have decided to start posting some of the meals we eat in a little series called ‘What We Ate’ so if you are looking for some low carb meal ideas then do check those posts out. I also post all my meals on my healthy eating Instagram which you can follow here.
Goals for the month ahead: Get properly back on track with Carb Cycling. This year March brings Mothers Day and Easter. Both of which will no doubt involve some treats but that’s okay, I’m a big believer in cheat days 😉 I plan to continue working out as much as I have done throughout February and now the evenings are lighter for longer I’m going to add in 1 or 2 runs a week as well. Lastly, weight wise, I would love to finally get into that next stone bracket, but we’ll see!
How did you get on throughout February? I’d love to know!
Thanks so much for reading