I meant to write this post a couple of weeks ago, but then life got in the way! So this is a combination of halfway through the 12 week Body Beyond Birth's Pilates and Nutrition program and also the couple of weeks since then.
I'm now on week 8 of the program and when I was halfway (week 6) I took a photo of myself to document any changes. A couple of people had said they'd noticed a difference (and I had a little bit), but the photo really showed me how far I have come.
The changes have been as a result of completing all the online pilates workouts from the program, following the nutrition guides and doing some cardio (walking). In being honest, I haven't done as much cardio as the program suggests, so the progress could probably be better but I'm happy with how I've gone so far.
My sister-in-law has lent me her double pram which means I can go for walks when I have Mr 3 at home with me. Sometimes he uses his scooter but it's good to have the pram in case he gets tired along the way!
Over the Easter weekend we went for a holiday up to Port Stephens and I was determined to not let being on holidays mean reverting to eating unhealthy. Especially since it was Easter (and I hadn't eaten chocolate for 7 weeks!). So I packed healthy snacks and lunch for the car trip there and while we were away I made lunch to take to the beach most days as well as fruit and vegetable sticks to snack on. I did allow myself an ice-cream one day and a small Lindt chocolate bunny on Easter Sunday! However, considering the amount of chocolate I would have previously consumed, this was far healthier!
I didn't have good internet access while we were away so wasn't able to access the online workouts from BBB. Instead I went for walks along the beach with the dog, tried stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.
We're home from holidays now so back to the online pilates workouts and being stricter again with what I eat. Hoping to continue to see progress as I complete the rest of the 12 week program :)