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A great start and even better finish

Good morning lovely WordPressers!

Today, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.

On Monday, I had my third weigh in since I started my Slim Fast challenge, and have now lost, 1 stone!

14 pounds down!

I didn’t think I’d lose my first stone in just three week, but am absolutely over the moon.

I have had a few ups and downs the last couple of weeks, with the odd glass of wine, slice of birthday cake, flaming hot Cheetos (who can resist those?), But ultimately I’ve stayed pretty strong and tried to balance out those naughty treats.

I will be continuing with Slim Fast for the next 9 weeks, and hope to lose at least another stone and a half.

My goal may be ambitious but, that’s the point right?

My other news is that I completed my Race at your pace 100 miles running challenge!

Last month, I truly fell back in love with running. Maybe the beautiful weather, and stunning sunsets helped? But it was truly a joy to run in April. I achieved a few personal best records, and also beat those too!

I let out, (just a little) scream when my base layer, certificate and medal came.

I have signed up to a 75 mile running challenge for May. I intended to sign up for the 125 miles, but I have alot going on this month, so 75 miles seemed more realistic, as I don’t want to get behind on running, or interrupt plans I’ve made.

What are your goals for May? And what do you want to achieve

Kaya •

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Day 1 of a new journey

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you all!

The past couple of months I haven’t had a week that’s gone by that I haven’t been invited round for dinner, out for lunch, or to attend a celebration with family and friends.

Although I haven’t gained weight, I’ve been struggling to lose it. My weight will fluctuate, which I’m fine with, but I’ve become a little too relaxed and palmed it off on, wanting to celebrate and indulge with everyone else.

I’m such a foodie, I always have been. I have such a sweet tooth, love to cook and am always game for trying new foods. This isn’t a bad trait or way to look at food… But I have a wedding, a holiday and a few event coming up the next couple of months, and need to whip myself into shape.

I know what works for me, and although I have to try extremely hard to lose weight, it does happen with maximum effort. And I know to do that I need to be strict with no ifs or buts.

I’ve done my research, and have decided to join the Slim Fast Challenge.

I understand that eating healthy, drinking water and doing exercises are what I need to do to lose weight… That being said, as I explained above… I don’t have alot of self control when it comes to food (foodie habits).

Yes I know. This sounds awful, but I’m aware of it.

The plan

The 3-2-1 slim fast plan works by, allowing you to eat

– 3 Snack (100 calories each)

– 2 Shakes (230 calories

– 1 Meal (600 calories)

I will be eating fruit and vegetables as snacks, but have the slim fast snacks there as a naughty treat if I need them.

I picked up a 6 pack of instant shakes as they’re handy for on the go, and also if I’m out and about and don’t have somewhere to store cold milk.

The Cost

1x Tin (12 meals) £7.29

6x bars £2.99

6x Instant Shakes £9.69

Oven baked Cheese flavour bites 22g – £0.59

The Outcome

I have weighed myself and taken my measurements. I will be on this plan for the next 6 to 12 weeks, with the goal of losing 1-2 stones, and a few inches.

I’ve researched and seen some outstanding results. Unfortunately I’m not one of those people where the weight just ‘drops off’, but I am hoping that in the next couple of months I will see a pleasent difference.

I am currently half way through my 100mile, Race at your Pace challenge, so I am drinking and working out daily to contribute to achieving my weight loss.

I’ll keep you all updated! Have a wonderful well all!

Kaya •