So it is now a new year. I figured it was time to start getting myself back on track. After I had Elijah in march 2017, I have never had such strong cravings for chocolate in all my life. It was all I could live off to be honest, and basically all I did live off! My partner would come home from work we would sit down to watch one of our favorite series once the kiddies were in bed with our usual bag of lollies and blocks of chocolate. Needless to say 9 months after giving birth ive put on waaaaay too much weight. I have never been this heavy in my life. So much so, on new years I weighed myself and I was a shocking 63.3 kg. I am used to being between 50-55kg at the most! Also, even at 55kg that is heavy for me, i’m only just 5ft tall. So any weight I gain shows very easily. So I decided new year, new me! No excuses, I am the absolute queen of excuses.
So, to kick of my new years new me resolution I started my diet on a detox. This sort of happened by mistake, I had not originally intended on this but my dad had found a Lemon and Coconut detox syrup from Fat Blaster in his cupboard. Clearly not his, left over from someone else, he was clearing out and said, do you want this? So I read it, was not entirely sure how it works or if it even would. It did not mention any side effects that you would get with a normal detox, so I thought, why not. Lets give it a go and it is only for 2 days! Basically you mix this liquid with water, It tastes just like lemon syrup. You are supposed to basically drink this throughout the day with limited or no other meals. So here is how I got on with my Fat Blaster 2 day lemon & coconut detox.
Breakfast: Woke and mixed the syrup and followed the instructions, mix the syrup – 1/2 cup, with 1/2 cup water and drink slowly over 2-3 hours. Sounds easy, and it was. I did not feel very hungry through the morning. But was very tired, I was not sure if this was because I was up till Midnight waiting for new years fireworks on the Tv. Or if this was an unwanted side effect.
Lunch: I decided as I was feeling so tired I would make a Smoothie for lunch. I had got a Nutribullet for christmas and wanted to give it a try. So I made a smoothie made from a handfull of green spinach, handfull of kale, 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries and water. I was hoping this would help give me the extra boost I needed. Then made the syrup again and continued to slowly drink through the afternoon. However, I was severely tired and ended up falling asleep just after lunch time. When I did wake after an hour we went out to my dads for Timmy to have a swim. Saying no to a paddle pop and a cold drink besides water was hard! But I managed 🙂
Dinner: So we got home, I made Timmy’s dinner fish fingers and veg, so I decided I would cook some extra veg for myself, that’s what I had for dinner. A small bowl of broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. I also had some more of the lemon mixture but did not finish it, I was so tired I went to bed shortly after 7. I put the kids to bed and that was me done for the day. I hit the pillow and crashed!
Exercise Day 1: 10 minutes on the exercise bike. I found a thousand excuses to stop or not even get started! That 10 minutes with being so tired was hard though. Terrible really. So unfit.
Breakfast: I was woken up at 4.45am by the baby who refused to go back to sleep. I held out doing the syrup until 7am. By 9am I was hungry. But we had been for a hour long walk, so perhaps this is why i was a little more hungry. So when we got home at 9am I made myself a green smoothie in my Nutribullet. The following juice recipe I got from the nutribullet website.
- 1 Cup Kale
- 1/2 celery stalk
- 2 slices of cucumber
- 1/2 Apple
- 1/2 inch ginger
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 cup coconut water
Lunch: After going out again with Timmy to the library, I came home absolutely starving, not having finished my lemon syrup from this morning. Its fair to say i’m struggling at this point. So I relented and made Parsley Omelette with a side green salad. It did the job. Back on the syrup through the afternoon.
Snacks: 1 green apple, 1/2 Orange
Dinner: Side salad with the parsley omelette. I was so hungry, it did not feel like waking up at 3am starving!
Exercise Day 2: Walked with the kiddies to the shops, took roughly an hour round trip. Then after lunch I jumped on the exercise bike and managed to get 40 minutes done. could have gone more, however I wanted a little nap on the sofa while the baby slept!
Starting Weight: 63.3kg
Finishing weight: 61.8kg
Conclusion: I woke up on day 3 and was a lot less bloated then when I started, and I did feel a little less sluggish. I was not able to go through the 2 days without eating. And I felt awfully tired especially day 1. I am glad this was only a 2 day detox, as I don’t think I could have lasted much longer! I just love my food too much. Plus when you have 2 kiddies too look after, being that tired its just not a good thing really!
So since the detox, I have been eating fairly well. I drink my smoothies for breakfast, which I am really enjoying. Plus I was given a Nutribullet for Christmas, and these things are amazing! Then I eat fruit for a snack, for lunch ive been having either spinach, kale and parsley omelettes or scrambled eggs, or a salad instead. Then for dinner either soup, a salad or smoothie. I have been doing a little exercise on the exercise bike, but nothing much, I weighed myself today and am 61kg, it is slowly going down. So ive been eating well now for 2 weeks. I have allowed myself a day or 2 where I let myself have a naughty snack, or i’m more relaxed with my eating. I just take every day as it comes. I know if I up my exercise this will make my loss even more, we will see. I don’t want to go too hard too soon as this is when I get defeated and give up….slow and steady wins the race right? I will get motivated to hit the gym again, but i’m just not that motivated yet! Ill keep you updated on my progress including my wins and fails as i’m sure there will be plenty!