How I keep motivated!

So NYD 2017 I set myself a goal of losing 5 stone by 2018, I can proudly say I am now 2 stone in with 3 to go! Its been a long ride, with the diet I’m on, my weight can go up and down very easily. Being on a very low calorie diet, I put myself in to a state of ketosis, so when I do eat food, I end up with a lot of water retention. I have only researched this recently as I was wondering why the hell I put on 6lbs in 24 hours after a small plate of party food. Apparantly its something to do with sodium and salt intake (or something or other)… 

Anyway… As I have stuck to the exersize and dieting, I have noticed results…looking in the mirror, I’m seeing smaller hips and a smaller waist, my legs and bum are more defined than the wobbly state they were in before, and my arms are now more in shape than looking like a couple of aubergines attached to my body. This is what keeps me going!
The measurements, rather than the weight. I noticed my weightloss had stopped, and I decided to measure instead, to find I had lost 7 INCHES!! This felt awesome, to know that I have been building the muscle and losing the fat, when I thought I was at a standstill with it all just makes you keep going. 
 

So 4 months in, I would say I have dropped 2 dress sizes, lost 2 stone and 7.5 inches down all over. 
I’ll go over my routine, and what I eat etc again, so if you want to do the same, you can!

I have now tweaked my diet, so I only eat and snack between 10am and 6pm, and out of these hours I fast. 


7am-10am
– I would have drank 1 litre of water

10am – Forza Shake It Slim time! (vanillas my favourite!) followed by 250mls water. 

11am – Forza T5 Super Strength  for a pre workout boost! 

In this time, I aim to burn 500 calories on the cross trainer, this used to take me 54 minutes, and now only takes me 34 minutes, which is a huge improvement. I then do 3 sets of 10 squats with my barbell, followed by some arm exercises and 3 sets of 60 second planking to target my ab area.
1pm – 2pm – I’ll be guzzling that water again (1litre)
3pm – Forza Shake it Slim time again… 
4pm – 5pm – Another litre of water goes down! 
6pm – A 250 calorie meal, so this will be soup, cod or chicken breast as I’m a fussy eater… I’ll mix this with my favourite vegetables to get as many nutrients as I can. 
***I am in no way a health expert and do not recommend this way of dieting to anybody. This is just my way of losing the weight I need to lose. Please seek medical advice before starting any diet, and make sure the choices and options are right for you.***
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