So this is me at size 24! On 14th January 2014 I finally said to myself enough is enough. I was sick of the constant struggle to do the most basic tasks. Walking up stairs was a huge struggle and I would get exhausted. This was my turning point and I started walking. It started off just a 2km walk every lunch time at work and then another 20 minute walk when I got home every day. I gradually increased the distance until I was walking up to 150km every month! It took 11 months to reach my first goal - to get under 100kg. I then plateaued at size 18. My eating habits slackened off but I was still exercising to maintain this weight. I needed another kick start because this is not where I wanted to stay. I reunited with an old school mate in May 2015 and we became gym buddies. It was fun having someone to work out with but I still wasn't getting the results and only lost 2kg in 3 months.
In August 2015 I was invited along to a group class she had started attending. This was it! This was my introduction to Metabolic Precision. I now attend 2 x 30 minute I.C.E. (intense cardio exercise) classes and 1 PT session (F.I.R.E.). I still walk every lunch time and my girlfriend and I sometimes do our own 30 minute I.C.E. session on Sunday afternoons. I have learnt that you do not have to exercise for hours and hours to achieve the results. I aim for around 10 points of exercise each week and in total only do 3.5 - 4.0 hours each week. 1.5 of those hours are L.I.A. but I enjoy walking. I have also learnt a lot about food timing and frequency by attending the MP nutrition course this year with my trainer. Food preparation is a major key to succeeding with this program and I allocate a few hours every Sunday to prepare meals in advance for the upcoming week. Last Sunday I made 36 meals in advance as well as chopping up various vegetables to use in my morning omelette. 5 of these meals go into the fridge for the upcoming week and the rest I freeze for later. Each morning I grab a pre prepared lunch, mix up a liquid meal and put some Chobani yoghurt and berries in a tub and off I go to work each day. For breakfast most mornings I use the chopped up vegetables that I prepared on Sunday and make an omelette. The 5th meal each day I eat with my family (slightly modified to be carb free when outside the window) and end the day with another liquid meal. It’s all about breaking the habit, creating a new routine and smart choices. I have followed Metabolic Precision for 9 months now and I have managed to get down to a size 14 and not far off size 12. I eat 6 times per day, I’m never hungry and I eat so much nutritious food. Because I have prepared my meals in advance it only takes me 15 minutes to get 4 of my 6 meals ready each day so I can get out the door each morning with minimal effort. This is my new habit and is now a routine part of my life. I have found maintaining this program is easy and I am nearly at my goal size and weight