I'm over 3 weeks through my Bodycoach plan now, and I can finally say that I'm beginning to see some changes in my appearance.
When you look through Joe's instagram you'll see hundreds of before and after photos of his clients and some of the changes are truly awe inspiring. At the same time it's scary when you don't feel like you see those changes in yourself. I started to question if I was doing things right recently: was I working out the right way?, was I eating too much food? The amount you have to eat on this plan is a real shock to the system and I was getting really worried that I was over eating and actually gaining weight.
So I cheated this morning and stepped on the 'sad step'....
And what a surprise, I've lost 6 lbs! To some that will seem like a large number and to others a small one but the value isn't what matters. It confirmed that I am doing the plan correctly and more importantly it gave me the confidence I needed to keep with it. A proper look at myself in the mirror - which I haven't done in a while - gave me another little boost. I can see small changes in my stomach, thighs and bum - hurray!
One of the biggest changes I've noticed on this plan is my attitude to exercising. I ACTUALLY enjoy it and so far I haven't missed a single workout. For me this is a huge deal as I always find an excuse, I'm too tired after work, GBBO's on, I feel too ill blah, blah, blah. When I did work out I never did as well as I wanted and thought I was just terribly unfit.
Looking back I clearly wasn't eating enough of the right things at the right times which meant I didn't have the energy to workout properly. Such a revelation. Knowing you can do things makes such a huge difference to motivation levels.
Last night I even managed 4 PROPER PUSH UPS, knees up and everything!!!! Best feeling in the world.
My first official weigh in, measurements and updated pictures happens this weekend and I'm actually excited to see how I get on. Here's hoping things keep moving in the right direction.