So I’ve come to the end of week four which calls for more progress pictures. How exciting! Well, it would be if I didn’t have this nagging feeling that this plan just isn’t the right one for me.
In my previous posts I revealed my little indulgences (like the three meals I ate out in restaurants all in one day) and the week that saw me holding a slice of Domino’s in one hand and chocolate in the other. So I didn’t hide the fact that I haven’t fully stuck to the plan, and I wouldn’t want to hide it because that’s not fair to any of you or to the LDNM guys who do amazing work. I would say I have stuck to the plan about 85% of the time. But I know that’s just not good enough. I can’t blame it on the plan because it is fantastic and allowed me to eat lots of carbs and do my beloved weight training. However because I haven’t stuck to it 100% I’m pretty sure that’s to blame for my lack of progress since week two.
I’ve actually put on weight. I don’t feel any fatter but I have put on an inch here and there. I know I can pinpoint this on my lack of dedication. This is what I’ve now realised: Plans like these that aim to get you into shape just aren’t going to be right for every person on the planet. Every one of us is different and will find that different methods get us the bodies we want. So the more I thought about it the more I realised that this plan has changed the normal healthy and happy me into someone who has barely touched fruit or veg in the last four weeks. The Bikini Guide has too much focus on carbs and protein for me. Don’t get me wrong, the guys do advocate eating fruit and veg, but they advise fruit in small quantities and I feel like veg gets overshadowed my ‘good’ carbs like rice.
I haven’t even touched Deliciously Ella’s recipe book lately (which is so not like me at all) because I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat most of her food, and I actually want to go back to the days of eating less carbs. Call me crazy but I feel like I want to go back to the days where I was eating a kind of Mediterranean diet; carbs were scarce but I was a lot slimmer. I’m not saying I want to cut out carbs and get really skinny because I don’t. I just feel that for me eating less carbs and more fruit and veg is what suits me and my body.
I really value the resources that LDNM have given me and seeing as I have paid for the plan I will definitely refer to it when I need it and make use of all its valuable information. Who knows, maybe in the future I will give it another go when I’ve got my head in the game (yes I did just think of Zac Efron in a Wildcats uniform, sorry).
I’ll still keep you posted as normal with my health and fitness tips and of course any other updates that I deem important to the world! Keep your eyes (and oranges) peeled…