Almost two weeks on from my previous post about my quest for abs, I am afraid to say I hit a couple of stumbling blocks. Two poorly children and a visit from family made it more difficult to fit in the training sessions and keep up with the strictly high protein diet I was on. Here’s what I did manage to do:
Results after a further two weeks:
Not much difference, in the last two weeks, in fact, if anything it has possibly been a backwards step as the week 6 pictures, I feel were when I’d reached my best.
My feelings: This was purely an experiment to show what I could achieve by remaining 100% focused for a full two months. This was against everything I tell the mums I train. I encourage eating well and exercising regularly to stay fit and healthy. What I don’t encourage is living in a way which isn’t sustainable or realistic with their lifestyles. When you have sleepless nights and busy days, it is very difficult to maintain an eating and training regime as strict as I did for the first 7 weeks. I don’t encourage it, because it is more likely to result in the feeling of failure when you do hit a wall. I do however believe that there is a time and a place in your life to try to be your best……the winter months, running up to Christmas as a mother of two toddlers is not it!!!!
So Mammies, my conclusion is: keep up the regular training, choosing exercise you enjoy. Try to eat clean 80% of the time and enjoy precious family time with treats in moderation; and right now in your life, enjoy being the best ‘you’, you can be!!!!