It is still there – is that a shock to anyone, it should not be! As I said in my last article (which if you have not read, I HIGHLY recommend and can do so here), this is going to take time. And I am not talking about the “30 Day” “6 Week” or even “12 week” challenge that you may have seen on any “influencer’s” email chain or Facebook post.
These are real results, and the real and sustainable results take time. Now, if you are going through the same thing and groaning at the time it is going to take, understand that I am not doing this the “Biggest Loser” type of way.
Yes sure, there are ways you can speed up the process. However, I hope you will see that the way this journey is going to go is going to be healthier than a risky cosmetic surgery or spending hours upon hours doing cardio at the gym while only drinking vegan green protein shakes (really – no offense if that is you – but there is a better way)
Now when surgery is necessary and a massive amount of weight has already been lost and you are removing skin flap – that is not what this is addressing in this article. You have put that work in and if you want to feel good in your skin after your massive transformation – You will hear nothing but cheers from me.
This challenge is for those who are like me, maybe have a lot or a little to lose, and want to tighten some areas of sagging skin from having children. Hence why all of my hashtags are “meggsloseshermommybelly” or “meggsloseshermompooch” in my Instagram and my Facebook. It is about taking the time to put in some work and still enjoy life. At the risk of sounding cliche, it is about balance.
First thing – is always going to be – NUTRITION!
My macros are as follows: 1360 calories (99g Protein, 183g Carbohydrate, 26g Fat)
I have stuck pretty close to those numbers, yet going over on fat quite often and hardly hitting my carbohydrate numbers. I primarily always try to hit my protein goal. This is what a typical day of nutrition looks like for me:
- Fast through breakfast.
- Lunch is a salad/sandwich/chili type of combination
- Dinner is weighed out protein/lots of vegetables and (depending on my carbohydrate remaining) a serving of whole grains.
- If I have a large gap in my protein goal, I will make a vanilla protein shake.
Here is the exact workout regimen that I made for myself:
- Monday – TRX Suspension Training Workout and Yoga (I train two yoga clients and workout with them)
- Tuesday – Cardio jog/walk for 30 min (trying to improve my time or distance each week)
- Wednesday – Resistance Training (using resistance bands)
- Thursday – Weight Lifting Day
- Friday – DANCE PARTY – if you have not seen my dance parties with my family on FB, you are missing out… my daughter is a HOOT!
- Saturday – Longer Workout Day (45-1 Hour) Freestyle – meaning “I do what I want”
- Sunday – REST – possible leisure walk as my daughter rides her bike.
You have to remember that these are the things that work for me. My workouts are 30 min long (with the exception of Saturday).
Also something to mention is that I am still aiming to drink a gallon of water a day and have, with the exception of one day, been successful. (Even on that one day I drank over 100 oz)
Here are my stats for week 1:
- Current Weight: 124.2 (loss of 4.3 pounds)
- Pooch: 34.5″ (loss of 1.25″)
- Waist: 32″ (loss of 2.25″)
- Hips: 36.5″ (loss of 1.5″)
- R Thigh: 22″ (Increase of 1″)
- L Thigh: 22″ (increase of .75″)
Loss of a total of 3.25″
Here is the reason behind such a drastic change in one week… are you ready to hear it?
Water. Bloating. Nutrition. Moving my body with a purpose. Nothing magical… just changing my habits. Also to be noted, when you were eating like the world was going to end, and drinking diet cokes daily (which I have not had one in 2 weeks) before you get started on a refocus of your diet… this is likely to happen. That is why so many diet programs promise results in the the first 7 days.
There is nothing magical about what I am doing. I am just doing the work.
If you you are tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what you see, and are wanting a change… be willing to put the work in, contact me, and let me get you on the path to sustainable success.
XOXO – Trainer Meggs