So I have started #cycle2 #90daysssplan

Its day 3, I worked until midnight last night and had to get up at 5.00 am this morning to make food but you know what? I DID IT. I have my little bag packed with breakfast, lunch, dinner, supplements and a carefully measured out 25 grams of Macadamia nuts and I feel great.

 

 

I loved #cycle1. I really did (read my post here). It was effortless once you got going, I saw a change in my shape and was down a few kilo – however day 3 on #cycle2 and I feel like a bloated whale. I am sure it will subside, @thebodycoach said to “trust him” so, I will keep going with the plan for the remainder of the 30 days on this cycle and see how I go.

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So far, I have had pasta with chicken for breakfast for the first two days with shepherd’s pie for lunch and fish for dinner (with more potatoes).  Today is a rest day and am still going on my breakfast that I started eating 3 hours ago.  The portions are huge but hopefully I will get used to them.
As per my last post, if you are thinking of giving it a go as an event manager (or anyone really), do it. I don’t regret it at all.  I feel amazing, healthy, focused and in charge. I’ll post again mid-cycle.

Michelle

 

 

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my end of #cycleone on the #90daysssplan

As my week 4 comes to a close on #cyleone of the #90daysssplan I wanted to share my thoughts. If you don’t know what the hell I am talking about check out The Body Coach here and read my previous blog here or even here.  When I was researching to determine whether this plan was for me, I couldn’t find anything that persuaded me either way so, I really do hope this helps someone else make up their mind. By no means am I a pro, I am only through the first cycle but with two more months to go my thought pattern has shifted, it’s not two months to go for me, it’s hopefully another 50 years. This way of eating, exercising and nourishing myself will now become my lifestyle.

In this past month, I have seen my body change (though not really on the scales, only 3 kilo lost) but change from literally my hair to my toes.  My mind is sharper, I am more focused, I feel great, my skin is great, I am not as irritable as usual and people are generally irritating me less. I have even gone out of my way to work to give money to a random homeless person I spotted one day.  I am kinder, I am more ambitious and I am just a better version of myself.

 Meal wise, preparation is definitely key. I spend a few hours on a Sunday and a Wednesday making meals for the next few days and not only for myself but for my husband as well. I have had a few random pieces of dark chocolate here and there and on a trip to Rome I even had half a bowl of pasta and half a pizza but apart from that, I have stuck to the eating plan. The food is amazing, I have no complaints and never once have I thought I needed more or needed extra snacks.  I must admit, it is hard with my event manager role as I love the site visits, the tastings and the dinners at Michelin starred restaurants (sigh) and in cycle 2, I believe there is more free choice so I can get back into it! yah bloody hoooo

 

Alcohol wise I have stayed away from it mainly. I had a few glasses in Rome on our mini-break of love and a glass here and there but have mostly stayed away from mindless boozing – I don’t need it and it’s pointless. I love my life and have seen how I don’t’ need to go out and get shit faced to enjoy it! I am off out for lunch tomorrow with my girlfriends and know I don’t need to neck 16 bottles of wine, I can have a few and I am strong enough to know that a few is now enough. Who wants to be hung-over and feel like crap every weekend.. not this duck!

Exercise wise I have smashed it. I have been having THE WORST time at work lately and it has just made me take out my aggression on my HIIT training, I am focused and push myself as hard as I can.  Joe makes recommendations in the plan for a shit load of supplements. TAKE THEM. I know how hard I am training and my body rarely hurts the next day, they taste rank  but, they do work I believe.   If in doubt, hold our nose and drink that BCAA powder!

The end of #cycle1 for me brings a great month for not only me, but for Bradley.  As I have been good he has too. He is working and training super hard and looks amazing as well. Its been great for both of us. I can’t wait to see what #cycle2 brings.  If in doubt, just do it. Its £50.00 a month, it’s the same price as a bottle of Moet at a bar.  It really does change you and I only wish you feel as great as I do.