Posted in For the love of food, For the love of the body, Goal Setting, Personal Development, Positivity, This is MY YEAR

Come back Queen!

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 



Hi! I'm Kate, I hail from Melbourne with my three loves, Willow, Matisse and my husband Dan. I enjoy staying active, attempting to be crafty, discovering new recipes and fun things to do with my daughters. I have found that becoming a mum has tapped in to this raw positive energy that I never knew I had. In this weird new world I live in I've found that I need to look after myself more to keep myself healthy and be a positive role model for the littler ones. Keeping this in mind has kept me on track to create the best me and be a better Mum. Well it's a work in progress but we all need to aspire to something right? I am also a writer, chugging away at that elusive novel but now is the time people. I am writing and you get to hear all about it, just joking, I won't bore you with that. If you want to know where I'm at please feel free to ask it might give me a boot to get me going in my less motivated of moments. I'm passionate about women's rights, equality, children's rights and mental health. I want to say social justice as a whole but it is so broad. I believe we all have the right to be the best that we can. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing my crazy life.

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