HOW I LOST 8LBS IN 3 WEEKS

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White Missguided Crop Top, Black Leggings, Radey Backpack, Saucony Trainers, Fitness Blogger

| I’VE LOST 8LBS IN 3 WEEKS

In my last post I was talking all about joining the gym, and getting really exciting at starting this whole new lifestyle of getting leaner and stronger etc ete

I doubt I’ll become a hardcore fitness blogger anytime soon as I’ve still got loads to learn myself, but if you’re interested in following my new lifestyle then you can read my initial post here

So since then, I’ve lost 8lbs in 3 weeks.

I wouldn’t say I was particularly heavy before (probably about average for someone my height at 5ft 3), so I was actually surprised I’ve lost so much weight in quite a short space of time

My brother – (also my PT, and the one who got me to start this whole thing!) said to begin with, it’s most likely water weight, so it’ll start to level itself out once I put on more muscle

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White Missguided Crop Top, Black Leggings, Radey Backpack, Saucony Trainers, Fitness Blogger

| THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS

I said to myself that if I was going to start this, I needed to do it properly and stay committed.

And by that it meant – going to they gym 4-5 days a week, and eating the right stuff, getting a good night’s sleep, and drinking a ton of water

Yknow, all the usual stuff

There are literally no shortcuts to this. I’m not taking any sort of protein powders, supplements, detox tea things etc

I’m just putting the hours in to train my body to get stronger, and investing in the right food choices.

Now I’m not saying I’m never going to have pizza, cake, or anything unhealthy ever again – because that’s not realistic. There will be times when you’re out celebrating, and you want to order that warm chocolate fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream, that’s fine.

I hate quoting this line, but it’s true – all in moderation.

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White Missguided Crop Top, Black Leggings, Radey Backpack, Saucony Trainers, Fitness Blogger
White Missguided Crop Top, Black Leggings, Radey Backpack, Saucony Trainers, Fitness Blogger

| ALL MY EXERCISES ARE VERY ISOLATED

The Gym

We’ve planned out set days to train specific areas of the body so I’m can let my muscles heal inbetween

So one day I’ll do legs, then I’ll do ab’s & core the next day, then shoulders, then arms etc – and I’ve found that routine really works for me.

Because all the exercises I’m doing are very isolated, I can really focus and work all my strength into that one particular area, so you can really feel that ‘burn’ the next day

The Food

I started off making very small changes to my diet to ease me into it, such as changing out all white pasta and rice to brown/wholegrain options.

We’ve also swapped out skimmed milk for almond and coconut milk instead, and I’ve cut back on alot of diary. And I now make smoothies every morning to drink for breakfast – which is a big thing for me as I never used to eat breakfast at all! 

Those are just a few key areas within my diet I’ve changed quite quickly. I’m still learning so much more about superfoods and what type of foods has the most health benefits, such as kale, chia and flax seeds, that I’m slowly incorporating them in bit by bit

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White Missguided Crop Top, Black Leggings, Radey Backpack, Saucony Trainers, Fitness Blogger

| WEIGHT IS RELATIVE

As I mentioned before, that number on the scale is all relative because once you start to build up muscle, you’re are going to get heavier.

So from the beginning we decided to measure performance based on body measurements – that way, you’ll get a better indication of how your body is changing in various places over time

For me, I’ve seen the most difference in my chest, hips, waist and legs. So I’m really really happy with how well it’s going so far! I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing, and like I said before, I doubt I’d become one of those amazing fitness bloggers who look so perfect and ripped! But at some point down the line I wouldn’t mind some more ab definition! x

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  • Laura Kroczek

    Oh wow! Sounds like a tough programme
    I’m sure you looked amazing before, but I really love your figure now 🙂
    Well done! Xx

    Laura // get-ready-with-laura.blogspot.de

    • Sindy Ng

      thank you Laura! I would say the hardest part is re-training your mind in knowing what food options are best for your body for the long term, and not to give in to quick ‘treats’ or ‘cheat days’ x

  • Kinga Sarolta Kavasi
    • Sindy Ng

      thank youuu sweetie! x

  • You look amazing – congrats babe! This is the boost I needed. It is my wedding in 3 weeks and holidaying with all our friends in a bikini – eeek! I have been bad the last two weeks with stress, not having time to workout and my hen so now until the wedding I am back on my workout and healthy eating. Fingers crossed my will power stays up and I can look as good as you! xx

    Hopefully see you at an event soon? There is a Lush one the end of the month but not sure I will make it due to wedding prep!

    http://www.lurchhoundloves.com

    • Sindy Ng

      from your insta pics, you are looking your absolute best right now! not long to go now, and I’m sure it’ll all be worth it in the end!
      if I don’t see you before your wedding, good luck on your BIG day! I can’t wait to see all the pictures! xx

  • You look amazing and these tips are great!

    Agnes x

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    • Sindy Ng

      thanks hun! x