We are at the end of the 28 by Sam Wood month. Well it’s shorter than a month, would you believe it’s 28 days??? This month has been testing to say the least. I started on the back of a trip to Adelaide, had Easter and a visit from the folks. This is what normal life is like and this is what I want. A lifestyle not a ‘diet’. Having the program around helped me to get back on track after the festivities. What I am teaching myself to do is to get back on the horse. Not let a meal and I won’t call it bad define me or how my weight loss will be. If I beleive that I am not in control I won’t be in control. I think that is the key.
The month hasn’t been ideal but I am learning as I go along what is right for me and this program wasn’t right for me right now. I would definitely say that I would go back to it in the future as the structure and community are brilliant. Sam is very present within the group which gives it a personable vibe and the food is lovely.
Why it didn’t work for me
Willow was four months old when I started the month and my body is not in shape to do the high intensity interval training. I can absolutely go at my own speed but I found it difficult and demotivating. I need to focus on exercises that are both working me hard and looking after my body in its current state.
I don’t have time to do all the food prep and cooking. In an ideal world I would love to have every meal made from scratch. There are leftover meals but I am not fast in the kitchen or organised. The shopping stressed me out as well. These are also things I need to work on but having a prescribed menu and exercise program wasn’t doing it for me.
I have had a loss and am super happy but I didn’t enjoy it and I enjoy eating healthy and exercise. So to me the fact that I haven’t been exercising much shows that the balance is out.
I’ll post about my plans for next month shortly 🙂
Weight loss this week: 700grams
Weight loss so far: 7.6Kg
28 by Sam Wood loss: 3.4kg