The lack of photo and the fact that I am sitting here eating popcorn at 8.30 in the morning should give you an idea of how well this week has gone. After last weeks post it all went a bit pear shaped.
I haven't shredded every day & I've been eating naughty treats. The catalyst was when I tried on an old pair of jeans and they FIT! I thought.. why am I bothering when my shape is changing on its own? I have still stayed within my 1200 cals and the last few days less than 1000. I walk every day and Zumba twice a week. Despite that I haven't lost a pound. I've maintained which to some might be okay but I've changed my life and I expected something! I'm at a bit of a crossroads now. I'm nervous that if i continue what is effectively 'crash dieting' I will gain even more weight when I stop and although the scales aren't my friends right now my clothes fit better and my body looks leaner. I'm almost prepared to bare all in a bikini. I will continue my daily walks and my zumba, I will try and keep up the shred again but the diet? I'm just a bit fed up with it. When I'm hungry I'm miserable and that's on a good day.. throw a baby that wont stop crying in to the mix and I'm practically suicidal. On those days I want to eat what I want, is that so terrible?
I have learnt a lot about calorie content, portion control and just generally making better choices when it comes to food. I don't intend to entirely fall off the wagon and binge on McDonalds now but I am having a week off the hardcore dieting. When you're hungry you lose motivation to do anything let alone exercise so lets see what happens when the focus shifts. My body responds to working out far better than cutting calories and when I slow the exercise down a little I don't think my metabolism will suffer in quite the same way.
I will continue to keep a food diary but if I really want something I'm going to have it. I have to spin this so I'm interested again. We fly to Las Vegas in just over 3 weeks time so I don't want to give up now.
Those of you also bootcamping, hows your week been?
Better than mine, I hope!