I spent a bit of time researching LighterLife and the Cambridge Diet.
I knew they weren't sensible diets or a long term thing, but I thought that maybe for a quick fix and to ease the pressure I'd be able to do it.
After looking at them in a bit more detail I realised that no, I wouldn't be able to do it. And, more importantly, I didn't want to.
Getting all my energy and nutrients without actually chewing food just doesn't sit right with me. I wouldn't have teeth if it was ok not to chew...
So, I started toying with the idea of getting a personal trainer. I figured that an hour a week would not only be better for me than one of those diets, but it'd be cheaper too. And what harm would it do?!
I asked one of the girls at work whether she knew anyone (she's a fitness instructor, too) and she told me about her recently qualified friend, Louise.
Not only is she recently qualified, she's recently lost nearly SEVEN STONE!
|One of the BEFORE and AFTER photos from her Facebook page|
She came round on Tuesday for a consultation, which was basically talking about what I wanted to achieve, why and when by. We talked about my diet (I'm eating too much FRUIT!! Who'da thunk it!), and my current exercise regime.
She actually made me feel like it's possible for me to hit my 3 stone target in time for the hospital appointment in October.
I like that she not only knows what she's talking about, she's been there, too. She's not just some skinny minny who likes to exercise - she's worked bloody hard to get where she is and looks great for it.
Our first session is tonight. I can't wait!