Week Four Weigh In21:10:00
This week has been a strange one. Despite starting to see a difference in my body I kind of crashed. I have really struggled with motivation and therefore not found the time to exercise and have eaten a fair bit of naughty food! Some how I have managed to maintain the same weight but I am really disappointed with myself and have now found myself determined to do better this week.
This week after a recommendation from a friend I am giving the 5:2 diet a go. This means I will be fasting for two days of the week and eating normally for the other five days. On the fasting days I will be restricted to just 500 calories a day and I will be aiming for roughly 2000 on the non fasting days. Today I have started with a fasting day and have found it surprisingly easier than expected. With a yoghurt for breakfast, an apple for lunch, half a snack pack of almonds as a snack, one slice of toast with half a tin of beans for dinner followed by another yoghurt, I have managed to stay just under the 500 calories. I couldn't eat like this every day but I am interested to see what effect doing this just twice a week will have on both my body and my health.
I am also aiming on drinking 8 glasses of water per day. I usually have one or less and that will be all I drink all day which isn't anywhere near enough to keep my body hydrated. I have synced my Fitbit Charge with the myfitnesspal app so that I can measure my calorie and water intake properly as well as my steps and exercise.
This week I will get back to my 30 Day Shred workouts and my Biosynergy Active Woman protein drink (on non fasting days). The mixture of these two seemed to be what was finally working to tone my stomach and legs so I can't wait to get back to it!