So I’ve just started a new weight loss challenge. This one is a little different to what I’ve tried before as it’s more about food combinations and weighing your food. Last year I was more focused on fitness and ensuring I knew how to fuel my body properly to cope with the high intensity training I was doing. It worked, I dropped 6kg and I’m sure my metabolism was raised as I only picked up 1kg over the festive season and I had been off training for 2 months. Now that I know how to fuel myself properly, I’m confident that I can take on this new challenge.
Yes I want to lose weight and look good but one of the main reasons for me to lose weight is to be able to be fitter, faster and fit into the correct weight category for a fight (MMA or Kickboxing). Coach says I shouldn’t go below 65kg, but honestly, there are very few women in Cape Town fighting at that weight so hopefully I can make it down to 60kg and still be strong.
So, a little more about this new challenge. There is a “support group” on Whatsapp, which is very encouraging and helps so much. Every week to so a weigh in and measurements and this week we did a fitness test. The fitness test felt a bit weird because usually I do these exercises at gym, but I didn’t do as well as I would have at gym. I think it’s because I didn’t have that hour of training to get pumped up first. We get a list of foods we can eat, the combinations they should be in and a few example recipes. Take my word for it, those example recipes are delicious!
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