Monday, 2 May 2016

Lean In 15 : The Start

Lean in 15 - Joe Wicks

As you will know, I have been following Slimming World for a little over a year now and I did see some huge success early on. But I've gotten a bit lax with it over the past few months and have gained a lot of the weight back. 

With lots of weddings this year I'm aiming to loss about 1lb a week to be at my target by July. However, having read some really great things about Joe Wick's Body Coach: Lean in 15 I have decided to mix Slimming World up a bit with some of the ideas from Lean in 15.

I will still be attending weekly weigh ins at Slimming World (because despite Joe Wick's advice I just can't give up on the "sad step") and i'll still be focusing on mostly syn free/ low syn versions of the meals from the Lean in 15 book. 

So my meals and snacks for the week are planned and here's the plan of action, starting tomorrow: 

Follow the Lean in 15 plan - (3 low carb meals & 2 snacks on non-workout days, 2 low carb and 1 higher carb meal and 2 snacks on workout days). These will mostly be low syn/syn free or healthy but I won't be counting syns. Since I won't be having as many snacks as syns I feel like it'll balance out. Sorry Slimming World purists.

Upping my water intake - Joe Wick's recommends between 3-4l of water a day. I'm currently aiming for 1l a day but hoping to up this as part of the plan.

Cutting out alcohol - not completely, but aiming for a mostly "dry May" with perhaps 1 or 2 days where I have a drink or two. 

Cutting down fizzy drinks - I am a complete diet coke addict. But I don't think it helps with bloating so I'm going to try and cut down my fizzy drinks consumption probably to 1 or 2 a week. 

Introduce HIIT Workouts - I've been going to the gym for the last few weeks and enjoying it. I'm hoping introducing HIT workouts with guidance from the Lean in 15 book will see me tone up and burn fat easier. 

I'm hoping to share regular updates over the next few weeks and months - potentially a monthly progress update. 

Here are my starting stats:

Weight above target  : 1 stone 2lbs (approx I'm going to weigh in at Slimming World on Tuesday which will be more accurate)

Bust: 31"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 38"
Thigh: 23"
Bicep: 11.5" 

I do have some "before pics" but I'm a bit embarrassed by them so I might wait and share them when I've got an after pic I'm proud of!!

Have you tried Lean in 15? 

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