My goal is to lose the mummy tummy I have grown over the past year. Most of it is a remainder of my pregnancy (and a little bit of endulging in food and drinks after I delivered my beautiful baby boy).
I would like to end this journey feeling fitter and not having to cover up my belly anymore. Preferably I would like to lose 12 kilograms, but I learnt from Module 1 that my true goal might have more to do with body composition and losing fat, than looking at the scale per se.
I have always been quite slim and having family members looking at me with a sense of shock recently on how much heavier I have become over the past year has made me sad and ashamed and also convinced that I needed to change something in my life, starting with taking better care of my body.
Just before I became pregnant, I went from excercising 3 times a week (running mostly at a beginners level) and eating quite healthy to being completely inactive and eating according to my cravings, which mostly contained a lot of sugar. I also reacted so strongly to the pregnancy hormones that at some days I felt I couldnt even lift my arms up, thats how tired I was.
But now, 3 months after giving birth, I obviously don't have those cravings anymore, and my energy levels have come back to normal, so I can now start changing my life for the better. I believe that when I reach my goal (and I am certain I will) I will feel proud, happy, fit and good in general. And I can't wait to get there!
My fitness goals:
1. reach my target body composition around may 2013 (equivalent of what I think I will look like if I lose 12 kg). Basically I would like to be able to fit into my old pairs of jeans (without the muffin top thank you!)
2. excercise 3 - 5 times a week. I was planning on taking up running again (if I can, with my ankle playing up sometimes) and combining it with the slim in 6 workout (low impact, resistance workout). If running doesn't work due to injuries, I will swap those days out and add slim in 6. I will track my exercise with fitocracy.
3. eat healthier. I am currently trying out a low carb / high protein diet, which involves a lot of veggies and lean meat. No potatoes, bread and other high carb foods.
Week 2: my fitness plan
Initially I was going for 3 workouts a week, thinking that I might ease into 5. But since I have been enrolled in this program, and since I have been using fitocracy, I found I am much more aware of my diet and excercise. Maybe it's because I finally found the right mindset or maybe it's because these tools (this class and the fito app) make me more aware (gotta love FRED by the way...), but this week has been a turnaround for me.
So my concrete action plan is as follows:
Changes I have already made this week: