It has been exactly 1 week since I got off my bum and on a whim walked into Second to None Townsville. Honestly it hasn’t been the easiest of weeks, I’ll be the first to admit it. BUT it wasn’t nearly as tough as i first thought it would be. Now before i give a quick rundown of the week that was. I would like to introduce you to a small local company who helped me with a big PUSH in the right direction.
Michael and his staff pride themselves on providing expert advice on all things sports nutrition, training, diet, health and well-being. Regardless of your goals or current condition. Now I’m all about being honest on here, I’ll be the first to admit Michael and his staff are a bunch of intimidating looking people. But the genuinely want to help out and support the community. The will listen, take note and give you the RIGHT advice for you individually. The will not only help you out with vitamins and supplements, but nutrition as well. The even have a Ladies range and Ladies Only area coming soon.
So Friday from Lunch time onwards I Started taking Lipolyze (1 Tab with Every meal) which is a Stimulant free fat burner and appetite suppressant and at night Somalyze (3 Tabs 1hr before bed) a night-time fat burner and sleep aid. Read the specifics HERE . In between meals replacing morning and afternoon tea I am having a protein shake Thermo Burn (Read about it HERE). I am also taking Womens Swiss Multi and Echinacea.
Now the GOOD, BAD and UGLY.
(Ugly) Side effects: They’re barely worth mentioning, but I am peeing more frequently, its smells like I have been scoffing asparagus and is slightly different in colour. Also as to be expected with and intake in protein, I’m a little more gassy. (I told you I would be specific)
Here’s the good: I have stopped snacking. I have no desire to AT ALL. I hurt my back a little Monday, so instead of taking the Somalyze I took some panadine forte, at the same time I normally would. With in Half an hour, I was peckish. My mind was thinking of my daughters left over Easter chocolate in the fridge. My energy levels are slightly higher than normal. I’m sleeping soundly and waking up fresh.
Bad: The exercise, I am struggling, today thankfully I am having a rest day. Except for Monday (Alex was home sick) I have done some form of exercise every day. Walking the dog, Walking to school with Alex and picking her up after. I even gave Castle Hill a good attempt yesterday. I guess its only really bad in my head, being so unfit I just want to be able to complete day 1 of the C25K app. But I have to keep remembering. BABY STEPS, something is better than nothing and an attempt is better than not trying at all.
I weighed in again today and I am still 71kg, you know what THAT’S perfectly OK. Because with the support of friends, readers and followers alike. I am not only feeling more positive, but more assertive. You know what? That’s a whole lot different to how I felt last Friday. I think it’s a good thing.