One thing I realised when I started this blog is that I do better with some accountability. Knowing there is someone waiting for me to check in once a week or everyday keeps me on track with all sorts of things.
Now, you can pay someone a not insubstantial amount of money to ping you every so often to make sure you’re on track and suggest a workout for you that you could figure out yourself after reading a few copies of Oxygen magazine, but there are 7 billion people in the world and a few of those are generous enough to offer to be an accountability buddy for free.
So I mozzied on over to reddit and sent out an appeal for a buddy and a lovely young girl, on the other side of the planet, has been checking up on me via snapchat for the last two weeks. I send her pictures of what I’m eating, ‘fess up when I eat something bad, boast when I resist temptation and send photos of my workout gear. She does the same. She even helped me pick out my new workout tights.
On top of that, I have this blog. The combination of the two has prevented many a calorie from entering my mouth!
Now to the weigh in. Sadly, after two weeks of enthusiastic clean eating and free weights I have lost a total of 200g! I continue to cling to the wisdom of the pundits who say that this newbie weight plateau can last upto 6 weeks! Please, no!
According to Women’s Health Magazine1, I should now be wondering if I’m doing the right thing? Well, am I? Should I reduce carbs even more? Give up my daily banana! I don’t think I can. WHM assures me that external changes will me minimal at this stage, so I’ll just hang in there.
Photo Antonio Jiménez Alonso