Bikini Bootcamp – Weigh In #2

To say I’m pleased with my progress really doesn’t say enough. 4 lbs in 1 week is pretty impressive!
In my last post I told you I was going to start Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, I’m very happy to say I have done it every day at least once and even when my body ached like I was going to collapse I still gave it all I had. I so nearly took a day off yesterday after pretty much an entire day of walking but I knew I would hate myself for skipping a day. I’m not sure that the workout is necessarily what’s losing the weight as I’ve not moved on from level 1 yet but it definitely promotes a different outlook with regard to food. I started counting calories for the first time in my life at the same time and I’ve found it so much easier than I imagined. With the app on my iPhone it’s so simple to look up calorie content and keep track of my daily diet and exercise. The health kick has also inspired me to get walking as much as I can. During the day Milo will allow me my 20 minutes for the workout video and then if I wanted to I could walk with him in his pushchair all day long. Yesterday I walked to town (about 3 miles) and back and was there for around 4 hours constantly in motion so where burning calories is concerned I think that’s doing more for me than the workout. I will continue the shred though because I think it’s keeping me focused and it’s toning me up all over where walking is just cardio. I’m going to keep up my twice weekly Zumba sessions – though last week it all went wrong and I missed them both. The exercise hasn’t been difficult but eating less and avoiding my favourite snacks has been tough. I haven’t had coke for 2 weeks and although the craving is almost gone I keep a can in my fridge in case I ever really need it. With things I ‘can’t’ have I might be an exception to the rule because I like to have them in the house. It takes the pressure off, kind of like if I wanted it I could have it but I’m choosing not to! Baring in mind my 4 lb loss I haven’t been good all the time! I’ve had chocolate biscuits, aero, stuffed crust pizza, popcorn and pretzel flips (anyone remember them? YUM!) but everything in moderation and I’ve never exceeded 1200 cals in a day. 
I try to aim for twice so I still crave that whenever I’m  hungry but I’ve only succumbed once and again… small portion! 
But I could ramble all day about my first week, instead I’ll give you a peek at a my daily diet..
Here’s a good day
and here’s a bad day…

That’s using My Fitness Pal (link)
Basically what I’m saying is if you want quick results you have to be careful with your diet but don’t completely deny yourself or you won’t last! The calories you’re eating are important but that alone isn’t going to do it. Get in as much exercise as you can.. it’s easier for me as I’m at home all day right now, there’s no way I could be doing as much if I was working full time.. I’d be absolutely dead! After my 30 days I intend to scale it back and find the right balance to maintain my weight. I do not want to be dieting forever and I absolutely refuse to be the person that stops dieting for a vacation or holiday period and puts on a stone. If nothing else this diet has taught me a lot about portion control. I used to eat more food than anyone but it’s completely unnecessary, I’ve been surprised how the smaller portions can fill me up. I’m not ‘stuffed’ like I was before just comfortably full which I guess is how it’s supposed to be.
I’ve had such a positive response since I started blogging about this, so many comments, emails and tweets. It’s always easier when you have support so those of you that are doing this along with me.. get in touch and as always any tips are welcome.
Miss BB
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8 Comments

  1. 16 February, 2012 / 11:18 am

    Hi, well done you!
    Which i phone app are you using and are there any online equivalents that don't require an iphone? Would *love* to lose 6lbs but i can't stop snacking between meals 🙁 Maybe if i saw black on white how many extra calories i'm eating because of this bad habit maybe it will motivate me to stop!
    Thanks 🙂

    • 16 February, 2012 / 2:54 pm

      I mentioned in the post my fitness pal (it's linked) it's an online service as well as an app and I'd definitely recommend it!
      I NEVER thought I could diet but it's really opened my eyes as to calorie content.. you'll be shocked

  2. 16 February, 2012 / 11:26 am

    Flippin Heck that is amazing. 4lb in one week is awesome, dont foget though y=if you do something dramatci like this you will see loads drop off in the first week but you may find 1 to 2 pouns after that. when i started dieting I lost 4lb in the first week then 1 or 2 after that. Im chomping at the bit for my workoud dvd to arrive, hopefully today. great motivation. my weigh in tomorrow on my blog wont be to to scale, im hoping for a pound xx

    • 16 February, 2012 / 2:56 pm

      I can't expect that weight loss every week but this week has kept me motivated for the weeks ahead!

  3. 16 February, 2012 / 12:58 pm

    Fabulous loss, well done! The shred dvd will be doing a lot more for you than you think, since i've given it up i've noticed a difference in my shape. I'm not all mega podgy or anything but I was finally working and getting rid of my jelly belly and now nothing seems to shift it. Really looking forward to getting back into it. Another wee tip for ye would be to measure yourself on weigh in day. Some weeks I found i'd only have lost 0.5lb or 1lb and feel a little disheartened but when I measured I found i'd actually lost the inches.

    Keep up the excellent work! x

    • 16 February, 2012 / 2:58 pm

      keep meaning to measure and take my 'before' pictures … must do it tonight!
      You might be right I think that the shred is shaping me up but the other cardio is dropping the weight!

  4. Jennebella
    17 February, 2012 / 9:13 am

    Where are u getting flipz from well done with the loss im starting my 30 day shread today xxx I think I need some fancy scales to help me hehe

  5. 17 February, 2012 / 9:22 am

    Isn't Jillian Michael awesome? She totally works you.

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