I have always had issues with my weight, having 6 children tends to do that to you. Yo-yo diets trying to shift baby weight year after year left me feeling like I could never really shift the excess I had gained over the past 21 years. With ages between 3 and 21 you can bet that I kept using the age old ‘baby weight’ excuse so when our family was finally complete I guess there really was no excuse as to why I couldn’t finally knuckle down and get it moved!
Since July last year I have regularly attended classes and so far managed to shift almost 3 stone and I am now a comfortable size 14. However I know that realistically I need to shift another stone or two to feel really ME again, I tend to carry a lot of weight in an apron around my stomach which I know is down to c-section and lack of tummy toning exercises post kids.
I read somewhere that to lose weight around the middle is 90% in the kitchen and less to do with exercise so I am joining forces with XLS Nutrition for 8 weeks to hopefully move this ‘band’ of weight and finally feel comfortable enough to wear shorts etc this summer!
After a trip to London to meet some of the other bloggers taking part in this 8 week challenge I feel a lot more confident about everything and even had myself filmed making a declaration to stick to it! Dinner at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings was a great way to start the trial and getting to meet the team behind XLS Nutrition was a perfect start. Accountability is what I need so this is great for me and hopefully will make me a little more inclined to get in front of the camera too! We are collectively known as XLS – Boost Buddies which I think sums us up completely since we are going to need to keep each other motivated and encouraged over the next 8 weeks.
The XLS Nutrition shakes I am using are vanilla, chocolate and strawberry and contain:
I look forward to keeping you all updated with how I get on and sharing the results in 8 weeks to see if I hit that stone mark and finally head toward the end of my weight loss journey!
This is in collaboration with XLS Nutrition, as always views and opinions are my own and genuine.