[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t is such a cliche to diet in January. I feel ashamed to be jumping on the band wagon and following the crowd as we fight the flab through the winter months in the faint hope that this year will be the year of the ‘beach body’. But what the heck, I am bordering 13 stone so I could do to lighten my load and tighten up as i’m not getting any younger.

For the past three months I have been going to the gym pretty regularly bar a three week break over christmas. The break wasn’t out of choice merely I was too busy getting christmas ready, the doing christmas, then finally tidying up after christmas. As soon as January came back around I was back on the treadmill working my chubby butt off. Being a blogger, designer, marketeer and traveler I do a lot of sitting. I have strong legs but it seems my weight likes to rest on my belly and in my chin. so my challenge is to reduce this down.

When you tell people you are on or going on a diet you are swamped with diet tip and advice from trying the meat loaded Atkins diet to starving yourself for two days a week. I thought I would keep it simple and just do the Slimfast 1,2,3 diet than involved as 1200 calorie a day limit, a slim fast shake for lunch and breakfast and dinner remaining pretty similar. To monitor my calorie counting I tested two free apps; MyFitness Pal and Lifesum. Both would allow me to input or scan what I eat and drink in order to know when to stop. If I did any exercise then I would be allowed more calories which means more food.

[column size=one_half position=first ]Starting Weight:


Body Fat:


[column size=one_half position=last ]11st 13lb




Let the challenge begin…

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