A Week Later…

It’s been a week since I started using Herbalife. I’ve been having a shake for breakfast and one for lunch. I weighed in with a 4lb loss and 1% lower body fat. I cranked up the exercise and started using free weights in a body pump class. I know using a shake is not the best thing but it has really helped me stay on track with making healthy choices. Next week I am aiming for around 3lb loss. I’m going to introduce more healthy snacks and start a daily 30. 30 minutes of exercise each morning before I head off to work. A mix of muscle and cardio to boost my metabolism.

When I started the Herbalife I was weighed and measured. My metabolic age was 50. 50 was the maximum reading so chances are it was higher. I forget the other readings except I do remember I was dehydrated. I have been chugging down the H2O so I hope that has increased.

My exercise plans for the week:
Monday: daily 30 and Pilates class.
Tuesday: daily 30 and Body Combat class.
Wednesday: daily 30 and Kettlebell class.
Thursday: daily 30, Body Combat and Body Balance classes.
Friday: daily 30 and Body Pump class.
Saturday: daily 30 and Pilates class.

Here is to the next week.
Sunday: daily 30 and Body Pump class. I just need to plan my dinner and snacks for the week. Xx

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Hello Stranger…

Well, it’s been quite a while since I was last on here. What’s happened in that time? Well… My best mate found herself a partner and moved in leaving me to find another place to live. Oh, and dumping me in the process. So, without best mate or home I have spent the last few months in a lonely little place. Not one for self pity though I am not going to dwell on it. I have decided to temporarily lodge with another friend and it has been good so far.

I’m off to Central America in a few short weeks which I am anxious and excited about. I’m going it alone… I will be fine though. I have survived in the past. I did intend on being a bit thinner but that never happened. I found my eating habits begin to spiral out of control. I have never been a binge eater but I found myself starting to just buy loads of food and eat it all in one go. That happened a few times before I realised what was happening and I managed to put a stop to it. I also started taking the packaging to work to dispose of it and that set alarms off in my head.

In order to get some semblance of normality back in my life I decided to sign up to Herbalife for a month. Slimming World, Weightwatchers and MFP were no longer working for me. I just never followed them, wasn’t interested and kept eating. The Herbalife is new and expensive so I have managed to get through the weekend with it. I am not looking to make it a permanent part of my life. In fact, it goes against everything I know about nutrition but I need a kick start to start eating healthily again.

On the exercise front I have started taking Body Pump and Body Combat classes which I love. I’m building up my muscle and my metabolic powerhouse. I’m hoping to make more progress in the next few months than I have in the other classes I have been taking.

Day 3 of Herbalife tomorrow… I’m looking forward to this little experiment being concluded. For tonight I have a delightful dish of gnocchi, tomato sauce and steamed veggies to look forward to.

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