Friday, March 11, 2011
Ive just completed my first week of spark and the 28 day bootcamp and wow!!!
Firstly i have never followed a calorie controlled diet before and i was shocked to discover how many calories there were in fruit, bread and alcohol. No wonder my weight has steadily increased in the last few years! Whilst i mainly eat healthily i was probably adding about a 1000 calories at the end of the day from alcohol and the inevitable toastie or sandwich which i ate late at night as well!! So i've eliminated as much alcohol as i can whilst still allowing myself a small treat and had a healthy snack instead.
As for exercise, i've made myself so much more active - no sitting on the sofa watching endless daytime tv!! I've found that my real weaknesses are my abs and upper body so i plan to work them out a bit more this coming week.
But mainly, this week, i've felt alive!!!! Exercise has, instead of tiring me as id imagined, totally energised me!
I feel amazing!! And im sleeping so much better. I used to struggle to get to sleep and wake up several times during the night and feel awful when i woke up. Now im asleep in a few minutes and sleep undisturbed till morning and get up energised sometimes before the alarm has even gone off!!!
I haven't weighed myself yet (the scales broke when the other half dropped them) but i'm sure i have lost a few pounds. I certainly feel slimmer!!
All i can say is WOW!! And thank you spark! I feel healthier, happier and wonderful. I can't wait for the next week!!