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My Michelle Bridges 12WBT Journey - Week 5 & 6

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Phew - what a busy 2 weeks it has been. I haven't had time to write a post because I have been busy fitting everything in.

I am pleased to say that despite have a little bit of chocolate over the Easter weekend, I still reported a 0.5kg loss for week 5 and another 0.3kg loss at my week 6 weigh in today. It may not seem like 800g is a lot over 2 weeks, but a loss is a loss and I am happy with that. That means that overall, I have lost 7.3kgs since starting this journey. That leaves 12.7kgs to reach my goal of shedding 20kgs. Slowly, but surely, I'm getting there!

As I have now hit the half way mark of the 12WBT, I remember from the first time I did this challenge, that it was about this time that I hit a bit of a plateau. After 6 weeks of exercise and healthy eating, your body begins to get used to the new routine - so to keep it guessing, I know I have to now up the anti.

I am planning to succeed in this challenge. Slowly, but surely. Image source: www.freedigitalphotos.net Success Is Target Stock Photo By Pakorn


What does that mean? I hear you ask. I've put together a bit of a plan below to keep me on track and ensure I get the most out of the next 6 weeks of the program.

Food
The good thing is I have noticed that I am not searching for food all day long - the combination of Michelle's protein rich food options and my change in mindset means that I am staying fuller for longer. That and juggling my family needs, the household needs and my new found passion for exercise is keeping me busy, so I am finding that I don't have anytime to become bored and find myself standing in front of the cupboard looking for something 'nice'.

Exercise
I have been using the heart rate monitor that my hubby bought me for my birthday and have found that I can use this as an incentive to increase the intensity of my workouts. So, to keep me honest, I am making a public commitment here, that for the next week I am going burn 500 calories per training session. I will not stop until I have reached that goal. My aim is to do this in the same amount of time. So rather than increase the length of my workouts, I need to work harder and increase the intensity during the allotted time.

I will keep a record of the calories that I burn each session and update you with my results next week.

Mindset
It's easy to fall back into old habits or become a little more relaxed with your calorie intake - you know the internal voice 'oh 1 biscuit won't matter'. However, using your 'will power muscle' is more important than ever at this stage of the game. Just like any other muscle in the body - the more you use it, the stronger it gets.

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Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

How did you go over Easter? Did you overindulge or did you keep your calories in check?

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