You may have read the posts I put up earlier in the year about my efforts to get fitter and a little bit more in shape HERE. I’ve been desperate to lose the baby weight (and more!) and I wasn’t doing particularly well until I signed up for a course that popped up in my NHM FB newsfeed in July.
Becky is a local Mum who run’s her own fitness business. I signed up for a 21 days fitness course which included meal plans and fitness videos. I don’t normally subscribe to this kind of thing but Becky was doing a deal where the money for the course went to St Michael’s Hospice.
Another of the reasons I was attracted to the course was because you didn’t have to attend classes or meetings. All of the support was online (via Facebook) and Becky is very innovative in her approach to contact with you. The exercise video’s were posted to You Tube and each week Becky provided a Video or Voice recording to help keep us all motivated. The diet was based on the Paleo diet (which I hadn’t heard of before) which is very big in the US. The exercises were very intense but were only 8 minutes long at the most.
Most importantly, I lost 4kg in those three weeks AND I’ve managed to keep them off since. I always thought I had a pretty good diet but was just a bit lazy but this opened my eyes to how many carbs and how much sugar I was eating and how little exercise I was doing. The first week was the hardest, but after that first week I was amazed at the energy I suddenly had. I’ve always been aware of how diet and exercise can impact your energy levels but never actually experienced it.
Becky also runs the “Little Black Dress” club. I think the last class of the year has started, but seeing the photos that are posted onto the support groups, the results look very dramatic. One of the reasons I enjoyed these 21 days was the support network that you build between the other ladies who are also following the course. Seeing everyone’s pictures of their meals was quite inspiring. Another perk was that you are automatically signed up to Becky’s website, so every Friday I get an email in my inbox reminding me of something healthy I should be doing! You also don’t need to live locally to attend Becky’s courses.
I’ve tried to follow the general habits that Becky taught me but my love of chocolate often gets in the way. I’m definitely eating less carbs and those that I do eat are the “good” kinds like rice or rice noodles. If you are interested in finding out more about this class or other fitness classes that Becky runs, please check out her website: http://fitnesswithbeckylane.com/ or Fitness with Becky Lane on Facebook.