Archive | February 2017

My Weightloss Journey – The Beginning

 

img_0056So those of you who follow my blog will know that it’s been a while since I posted anything on here. The main reason for that is that I’ve been busy after having baby Jack who is 4 months old! Looking after him and my 2 year old Eva takes up a lot of my time these days!! It really is full on but I love being a mammy and all it brings 😊 Makeup has taken a bit of a back seat for me for a while now. While I do still love it and will keep updating my blog and social media with reviews and looks etc., I have decided to take a bit of a new direction with my blog and use it to document my new “project” which is…my weightloss/body transformation journey!

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After having 2 babies in 2 years, it’s really taken its toll on my body and I just want to feel good about myself again! Also, while I was pregnant both times, I developed Gestational Diabetes which is a type of diabetes you only get while pregnant. I was put on a special diet, had to restrict carbs and sugars and take medication including injecting insulin and regularly checking my blood sugars and well, it wasn’t a nice experience to say the least! It really opened my eyes to how the way you eat and also how your lifestyle choices can really affect your health. The diabetes went after I gave birth both times and I was back to normal afterwards but I was shocked to learn that I had a 60% chance of developing Type 2 diabetes within the next few years if I don’t overhaul my diet & lifestyle!! With 2 small kids depending on me, that’s a scary prospect and I knew I didn’t want to ever go back to checking my blood sugars and injecting insulin so if that wasn’t motivation to change my ways I don’t know what was!!!

So what am I doing? Well first of all I’ve started keeping an eye on my food intake, I’m trying to follow a low GI (low carb/sugar) diet which was what I did while pregnant and I actually ended up weighing less afterwards than I did before I got pregnant! So it obviously works for me. Though I won’t lie and pretend it’s easy, I have a real sweet tooth as well as an addiction to Costa Coffee!! To try and keep That under control I’ve downloaded MyFitnessPal and every day I track my food and exercise and I find it really helps me to see where I’m going wrong or doing well and it motivates me to make better food choices.

Also I’ve gone back to my TRX training and I do 2 classes there a week. Β One bootcamp style class and one that focuses on strength and resistance training. At the moment with the two kids, it can be hard to fit in the 4 or 5 sessions that I need to do per week to see results so I supplement my training by doing another 2/3 training sessions at home. The way this works best for me at the moment is to do a HIIT (High Intensity Interval training) session on YouTube when I can. I usually only have 20/30 mins max to do this and most times I have to entertain either the baby or toddler, or both at the same time so it can be a challenge but it’s not impossible! I feel great after I do it though and it sets me up for the day. I follow The Body Coach Channel as well a few others for this type of workout but I will do a separate blog post about this again if you are interested 😊

In a couple of weeks I’m going to be doing a 6 week program in my gym and will update my progress regularly here and on my social media. I find Snapchat so handy for quick updates so I’ll be doing progress updates every Monday. If you’re on there, go and give me a follow! My username is Kandigloss 😊

Hopefully you’ll be seeing less of me very soon!

Michelle πŸ’‹

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