rooftop yoga / feeling happy / getting active
Last month I introduced you all to Trimfit bodies a lifestyle programme aimed at helping busy people reach their goals. If you missed the post you can catch it here Trimfit bodies - initial impressions . I've now been following their meal plans and workout plans for just over a month so thought it was about time to give you the run down on how it's going....
I chose to go on the women's 1500 calorie meal plan, which is the lowest meal plan available, I should also point out that I'm a life long vegetarian so I obviously chose the vegetarian meal plan over the regular one.
I start each morning with a big glass of water or a mug of tea and one of the options for breakfast, my favourite recipe so far is the oats- they're super yummy, definitely don't taste like a 'diet' option and they keep me full of energy. My mornings at work are a mix of super active running around the hospital and sitting in yawn worthy meetings, during morning tea I'll usually snack on some veggie sticks and hummus or if I'm in a rush I'll have a quick protein shake (both options on the 1500 plan).
Lunch is normally a wrap or salad, but I've also been adapting the chicken and rice noodle dish and using meat substitute. I like something quick and easy to grab but also full of flavour- all the meals on the trimfit bodies meal planner are perfect!
Most days I'll be full up from lunch right until I get home and start making dinner, but there's options still included in the 1500 plan for afternoon tea, options include things like veggies and hummus, yoghurt and even beans on toast.
The dinner options are my favourite, there's so much to chose from and most are versions of comfort foods like spaghetti bolognese and noodles and stir fry. Again, there's more options for meat eaters but it's pretty easy to just substitute the meat for a vegetarian replacement.
After dinner I'll get some chores done around the house, check my emails and see if I've got any new videos on mental wellbeing from Fiona and then I'll get on with my 10 minute workout. I pop my favourite songs on an before I know it my workout is done. Knowing that I'm getting 10 minutes a day, plus a little walk with pup, makes me feel so much better about not fitting in the gym as much as I should. I'll also mix things up on the weekend with a yoga class, day of SUP or swimming or going for a hike in the bush. I try to fit in a protein shake after every workout so I use my trimfit bodies supplements to help my body repair itself.
If I get a little pang of hunger before bedtime I'll reach for a piece of fruit, a small handful of almonds or a hot chocolate- all of which stick within my 1500 plan. Or for a treat I'll make up a bowl of banana ice cream, which whilst it isn't strictly on my plan it's so yummy and much healthier than reaching for a tub of ben & jerrys.
Like I mentioned in my initial impressions post, I'm still blown away by how much food I get to eat and how little exercise I have to do. I also love that none of the meals are complicated to make, they're all super easy and quick to make (all under 20 minutes!)- Perfect for the busy, working woman!
So have I lost any weight? Yes, from eating all that food (way more than before may I add) and working out for just 10 minutes a day I've lost 2.5kg in around a month, its not masses but it's so easy to do and I definitely don't feel like I'm trying to lose weight! I've even started to notice my jeans becoming looser around my hips. The best thing about Trimfit bodies so far is that I feel so much more full of energy and so motivated to continue with the plan.
You can find out more information about Trimfit bodies at their website : http://www.trimfitbodies.com.au
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