If you follow me on Twitter (@ambarinahasan) or on Instagram (@ambarina), you’ll know three things about me:
1. I’ve just been away for a ridiculously long holiday in Puerto Banus, Marbella
2. I got food poisoning for the last week of the holiday
3. My home got broken into and burgled just as we got back from holiday
The first bit, the holiday, is the reason I am now a few kilos (ahem) heavier than I like to be – too much eating out and drinking will do that to a girl.
The second bit, while awful and debilitating and all that, was in some ways a godsend, as I managed to lose a couple of those kilos before coming back from holiday.
And the third, well, it’s just awful in so many ways. Violation of privacy, a shock to the system, makes one wary of just about everyone, and all-consuming mentally.
So, you’ll appreciate it’s taken a few days to get back on track with just about everything in my life.
But as of yesterday, no more hibernating, licking my wounds and feeling sorry for myself (for numbers 2 and 3, obviously not for number 1!).
I feel like myself again and raring to go!
I’m taking charge, taking control and getting back into writing, fitness, friends and life in general.
Firstly, it’s a return to the gym. Mr H, that fine purveyor of fitness information and all-round health and fitness obsessed, has written me a gruelling workout plan that I’ll be following TO THE LETTER (his words, not mine!). And I’ve given up my personal trainer, so if I don’t work out hard enough, I’ve only got myself to blame.
And as we all know, weight loss is 80% what you eat, so I’ve taken the plunge and taken the Bodyism route to a beautiful body.
I’ve been on the supplements and food plan for three days and so far, I’m really impressed. Although not cheap, I ordered the Start Here pack and the Body Serenity (I’ll do anything for a good night’s sleep!) on Sunday night, and it was all with me by Tuesday morning, in time for breakfast!
So here’s the plan:
First thing in the morning, I take the cup of warm water with a a squeeze of lemon to kickstart the system, and then I have a scoop of Body Brilliance with the Ultimate Clean Probiotic Fibre mixed with water, along with a breakfast of egg white omelette and a Omega Brilliance capsule and a Multi Optimum Vitamin capsule. If I haven’t got time for the eggs, then I use almond milk instead of water to transform the shake into something more substantial so it can pass for breakfast in situ of chewing something.
Lunch is either fish or chicken with a salad or veg, along with the capsules again, and dinner is much the same. If I’m feeling the need for something more “carby”, some brown rice normally fulfils my needs.
Last thing at night (the instructions say around twenty minutes before you hit the sack), I take a scoop of the Body Serenity with a scoop of the Fibre and then it’s sweet dreams.
I have to say, of all the products, the one I was most sceptical about was the Body Serenity. I mean, seriously, how can a powder-into-shake formula really help me to sleep better. But bizarrely enough, since I’ve been taking it, I’ve slept like a baby, even with the worries of the current happenings floating around my head. I must look into the science of WHY it works so well, but right, now, I’m just glad that it does.
So that’s it. The odd snack of a few almonds may well have passed my lips, and possibly a little houmous. But nothing too drastically off kilter. And I have to remember I’ve just been indulging for a month. So I feel I need to slowly ease my body into “being good”, not pushing it over a cliff with over-enthusiasm.
I’ll report back on how I’m getting on, but for now, #FitBod is back!