After my BBloggers chat this morning I was moved to start sharing my lifestyle change with you, my readers, as some of you were interested in this topic.
I have spoken about Rapid Fitness before, and I have had them in mind since late January this year. I have finally completed my collection of plans (I am a big procrastinator when it comes to investing in these types of things) and I tell you I am incredibly happy.
Very early in the year I purchased Rapid Fitness’ Kickstart Detox, and shortly after I also purchased their Living Well Detox. These I read and looked over, picking and choosing the advice I wanted to take from them, and eventually tried following them with minimal effort put into really sticking it out and following all the guidelines. I always intended to follow these detoxes with actual plans, so I put off the real hard work until I had what I needed.
It has been a while now, and I do have the follow up plans. It took me a very long time to choose which plan I wanted, and I made it easy on myself and finally brought the R28 and Living Well package, now comes the hard yards.
Since purchasing my first plan my weight has yoyo’d, as it always has. I have adjusted to some of the rapid fitness ways and I have read these plans through and through, and I can tell you I love this team and their plans a whole lot, but I know this is going to be a HUGE challenge.
I struggle with self control 90% of the time and food is no exception, so I thought I would share with you my journey.
I started out the first day of the Rapid Reset Kickstart Detox with a cup of Twinings herbal tea, with no sugar added- I checked. I had a glass of water and my vitamins at 8am and carried on like a normal day. Just so you know I carried out my first fast day on a Monday, it is recommended you start your fast on a Sunday, but my rostered days of are Sunday, Monday so technically it is my Sunday anyway- if that makes sense.
I met a friend for coffee at 10am, I opted for Black Coffee and it wasn’t as bad as I had originally anticipated- it was easy as pie to say no to milk and sugar.
I carried on to do my groceries afterwards and had a grand old time choosing all the free range foods, feeling very accomplished. Luckily my partner and I have two refrigerators for extra freezer space (since we can’t fit a chest freezer in our little house) and so I cleared out a whole fridge/freezer for myself rid of any temptation that Matthew may bring into the house, and gave him strict orders not to corrupt “The Zen Fridge”.
I adhered to the Rapid Fitness Meal Plan guidelines here, knowing I would need help with dinners. Lunches and breakfasts are usually a piece of cake.
I then met with another friend in town for “Coffee” where I had a peppermint tea, and these options are quite easy to abide by. Matthew returned home from work just as I was starting to feel hungry. I boiled the jug and had a green tea while making my lunch for tomorrow- getting too too excited for my liking.
Tomorrow I have a salad with a base of spinach, smoked salmon, avocado, red onion, yellow pepper and a dressing of olive oil and raspberry balsamic vinegar. I have a couple boxes of tea sitting in my locker to keep me away from the coffee machine that makes gorgeous cappuccinos.
I am feeling good after my fast day, I don’t have headaches or feel lousy and I believe this is due to the amount of water I consumed, so all in all a successful day. I start my plan tomorrow and I will keep you updated on tips, tricks, thoughts and feelings, I do have a few things in store for this series. If you have any questions or advice I would love to hear it, otherwise- stay cool.