The title of this post actually refers to the question I now often get asked by people I know or see at the gym which is “how did/do you do it?” I also get asked “how much exercise do you do?” “what do you eat” and told “I couldn’t get up at that time” which refers to my 4.30am start!
I have now lost 48kg which along with the way I now look and feel I still sometimes cannot actually get my head around. My aim is to loose around another 10kg, fingers crossed. Some of that will, I hope, be achieved with cosmetic surgery and the rest via continued healthy eating and exercise. I am currently investigating this as an option.
These questions do sometimes stump me a bit. I have spoken to the Aussie, Naomi and also Felicity Neale who is my food and fitness advisor (she is a bloody god send!) about this and that my reply is as simple as “I have to” when that question is posed to me which seems a bit to simplistic.
The Aussie said to me something along the lines of well you have gone from someone who barely walked any distance to someone who decided you were going to get fit and healthy and you have been bloody minded about it (in a good way) and are doing exactly what you said you would.
The reality for me is that I had to do something about my weight and health. I couldn’t do the things I really wanted like being out walking, being active and doing things which the Aussie enjoys and I now do as well. I couldn’t walk very far without being in pain and I had actually had to cancel plans to visit one of my best friends when I was home in the UK last time because I had hurt my back whilst walking around some shops and that really was the final straw / incentive for me. I was worried about the potential for health complications like diabetes and high blood pressure which seemed to be a real risk.
I would say that I “do it” by working out six to seven days a week and through a healthy eating plan made up of whole and unprocessed foods. I eat regularly (five times a day) so I am never hungry and drink plenty of water. I have to say that I just feel great because I am not eating the high sugar and fatty foods that I used to.
I also get asked about what I actually eat in a day but this is something which I feel is unique to me because my meal plan is put together by Felicity based upon our aims and goals week to week and in the long term so it wouldn’t be helpful to say I eat x, y or z because what I eat may not help someone else achieve what they want.