Thursday, October 27, 2016
My Weight Loss Journey | 12 Weeks On ♥
On July 30th I started having protein shakes for breakfast, a simple change, but one that has had a great impact on me, not just because of the weight loss, but also for giving me some nutrition and allowing me to have a breakfast - something I always skipped before. You can read about the beginning of my weight loss journey and some of my results here.
Since July 30th I've lost 89cm/35in off my body and I've dropped two dress sizes. Some people think that buying protein powders and specialised food is too expensive to keep up, but with money saving resources such as Myprotein discount code vouchers it doesn't have to break the bank and I can honestly say that buying my protein powders isn't putting me under any financial strain at all.
I made the decision to get back into shape after my pregnancy because I felt awful about myself, I hated the way I looked and I had no self confidence at all. I didn't want to be in any pictures with my boys and clothes shopping was something I avoided and dreaded. Now that I've lost some weight I'm actually asking Jacek to take pictures of me with the boys, keen to not be missing from our photographic memories any longer and I've picked up some new clothing bits too, all in a smaller size. I can't even describe the feeling of being able to put on a smaller sized item of clothing and actually fit into it again but it's a great one!
I've also become a lot fitter since I began on this journey, I no longer get out of breath quickly and I'm easy to go running after Tyler whilst carrying Beau in his sling without feeling like I'm going to collapse!
For anyone who may be contemplating making a simple change to their diet like I did and who might be looking into having protein shakes I thought I'd share my weekly results just to show what can be achieved.
Week 1-4: -31cm
Week 5: - 16cm
Week 6: -9cm
Week 7: -8.5cm
Week 8: -13cm
Week 9: -10.5cm
Week 10: +7cm
Week 11: -8.5cm
Week 12: +1.5cm
I've had two weeks with gains in centimeters but my body is toning up and gaining muscle instead of fat so I was expecting this. I can see all the changes my body is going through thanks to my diet changes and I love seeing the results and having others compliment me on the results.
I still have a long way to go when it comes to my weight but I've made a great start and I'm determined to keep going. My goal is have lost 100cm by Christmas, so please do wish me luck!
Labels: Weight Loss
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