I started week 3 feeling good- I had lost a few pounds and generally felt good from being a bit more active than normal and a bit more aware of what I was eating.
Week 3 was a bit harder in terms in fitting in workouts. Certain jobs that needed doing such as my tax return meant that I didn’t train as much as I wanted and I relaxed how much I ate over the week, increasing my calories.
Could I have done more? Yes. But to be fair watching the videos and doing the workouts when I could, has kept me accountable going into December. For me that is going to be the key this month. I don’t want to miss out on the food and drink that’s going to be everywhere but also don’t want to completely let go of my routine. Therefore having an aim each week for training sessions and calories will keep me in check, even if I miss those goals slightly, trying to work towards those will keep me close to where I want to be.
That would be my key piece of advice for anyone looking to start a plan in the New Year. What you get out of anything depends on what you are willing to put in and there is no right or wrong way of defining success. Going into something knowing what you want out of it and how much you need to put in to get there means you’re more likely to succeed as your expectations will be realistic to your lifestyle.