This is an accountability announcement! This is about post-Body Coach decisions!
After meeting with Alex, The Sports Nutritionist in January I thought I had my new plan sorted out. See my post here.
But I continued to confuse myself with all the different options available, there are so many 'plans' online to help you 'get lean'. I was still signed up to daily emails, Facebook pages and following Instagrammers. Plus I log into my support group 'A big girls journey to lean' on Facebook every day and I follow all the different journeys on there. I kept thinking that I was missing something, that maybe there was a better option for me - FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)! My head was spinning with it all!
I have so many recipe books, when I come to do my weekly meal plan, it takes ages as I need to find each recipe and remember where it is!
Clean Eating Alice (two books)
Joe Wicks (three books)
Clean & Lean Diet
Davina's Sugar Free
When my Kayla book arrived I decided I really did have an addiction - it is so big and it was information overload. I didn't need another recipe book!
Then there are the plans available ...
The Body Coach
Train Eat Gain
R H Fitness
Michael Matthews (via books)
These are only a few of the paid ones but there are so many free ones too. I tried the Betty Rocker 30 day challenge. It's great but did I really need to add in any more exercise and daily!?
Don't do as I do! Learn from my mistakes!
So a couple of weeks ago I met with Zac who has opened the new gym in Marlow that I enjoy going to. We had a long chat and he agreed with me - get rid of the information overload. Simplify it! He has given me a 5-Point Simple Personal Plan and an Exercise Plan. I will continue to eat sensibly and track my weight and inches and adjust accordingly.
5-Point Simple Personal Plan
Monday - Full body weights workout with my PT/friend
Tuesday - Rest day
Wednesday - Full body weights workout at home as devised by Zac
Thursday - Rest day
Friday - Stamina class at Zac's Fitness
Saturday - Strength class at Zac's Fitness
Sunday - Rest day
So that's it. I will continue to get lean, to improve my fitness, to maintain my focus but I will not be tempted to confuse myself with all the other options. I am lucky, I am naturally small, my weight gain was over a few years and was down to too much wine, peri-menopause and a lack of proper nutrition (like skipping lunch then filling up on biscuits). These habits are back under control. Time to ramp up the exercise again!
On the 18th April I will celebrate 1 year since starting The Body Coach, 1 year on my learn journey. That's less than two months. I will reassess my progress then.
Take a look at Zac's Fitness here.
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