Another crazy week for Sophie Watkins! I almost died when I went into L1 last week and Kyle turned around and said "right we are going to take it up a notch now", I already felt like I had taken it up ten notches haha, so that was a shock to the system. He was right though, I did almost die after the first PT last week. We have followed a similar training regime since I started, and now I have quickly realized the kind of things I enjoy and despise. A few people have been messaging me asking to see pics so far, and although I am dying to share the results so far, I am going to wait until the end. I still can't believe that I had a baby only eighteen weeks ago, it's crazy what your body can do once you put your mind to it. I have now booked flights to Australia for the day after the end of the transformation, I feel like I needed a little more encouragement and what a better way to keep motivated than that. I have a vision in my head of what I want to look like the first time Kal will see me in six weeks, and I want him to be proud of what I have achieved so I really need to focus now.
One things for sure, the hardest part of this whole process so far for me has been the diet. I can eat healthy meals all day long, and if I ever eat out, I can now choose the healthy option without feeling like I am missing out. It’s the snacking that I miss and love. Cheese and biscuits with chutney, or a hot pudding and custard. A real killer is walking round the supermarket to see that they’ve now put out the Christmas selection. Do you even realise how much willpower it has taken to walk out of Aldi without sugar coated nuts, or a frozen Christmas tapas selection?! It has been a struggle at times for me to stay on track. As hard as the training part of it is, I really enjoy it. I strangely enjoy being laid out on the gym floor feeling like I'm going to die, I feel like I've really accomplished something at the end of each session.
This is the last week of the food plan I am currently following. I am now eating healthy, packing protein into every meal, and watching my calories. I have been following a similar eating pattern for the past few weeks, and Kyle dropped down my daily calorie intake. Next week we seriously mean business. Kyle is dropping me to 1200 calories a day, my diet Is going to be extremely strict, and I am going to have to work extremely hard! I know that with my lifestyle, there Is no way I could prepare the kind of meals myself that I need to stay on track. I have contacted LD Nutrition who help Kallum with his diet and meal prep, I am going to get all my meals prepped for the last 28 days of the transformation to make sure I can't fail. So right now, I am still happy, next week I'm sure I'll be moody, but it will all be worth it! Dropping to 800 calories isn't a plan that would be possible to follow for a long period of time, but it's great for the end of this transformation so I can really push myself, and see how great my body can be when I put my mind to it. If anyone has done something similar I love tips and advice, it is going to take everything I have to stick to the new meal plan, and I need all the encouragement I can get!
Since Kal left for the World Cup, I have found it hard to get as many training sessions in. It's crazy how much you take for granted having a better half to just watch the kids while you pop to the gym. I was in the gym five or six times a week before he left, and now I am struggling with four, so my goal this week is to plan ahead, and try get my sister to help me with the children a little more so I can keep smashing the gym. My weight and measurements went down again on Friday, and I'm determined to really change the scales again this coming Friday.
Tuesday 10th October- week 7.
weight- 63 kg