It has been some time since I have written about #OperationWeddingWeight – in fact my last post was in the middle of May! This speaks volumes of my weight loss journey to date. The summer hit me hard – weekend after weekend of celebrations, a family holiday in France, no school runs and too much ice cream meant that I spent weeks (actually make that a couple of months) completely “off plan”. The end of the summer saw me somewhere in the region of 9lb heavier than my lowest weight back at the start of May.
|Early May – the lightest I’ve been for a while|
After a week completely back on plan and a 3.5lb loss you’d think my head would be back in the game wouldn’t you but then the MAD Blog Awards hit – a full weekend of treats and celebrations and knowing that I wasn’t going to be getting on the scales for two weeks has done me no favours. Excuses. Excuses.
I’ve been using my Fitbit since before last Christmas and I’m still pretty obsessed with it! Hitting that step count is so satisfying, though I must admit it’s pretty frustrating when it doesn’t accurately count my “pushchair steps” being as how much of the walking I do is with Amy in her pushchair. That said it does give me something to aim for; a reason to walk a little further, a little faster.
I’ve recently been researching the Kiqplan Slim + Trim app – an app which is designed to work alongside leading activity trackers and fitness apps (there is a full compatibility list here). The app promises so to help you “trim, tone and tighten so you feel amazing” in just 12 weeks. *checks how many weeks it is till Christmas* Yep, 13 weeks to Christmas, time to get started I think? Much as I know I’ve got plenty of weight to lose I know there’s more than a little toning work to be done on this three times pregnant body!
The idea behind the Kiqplan app is that it links together all your activity trackers and apps (come on admit it, you use more than one? I have at least three that I update) and puts the data to the best possible use, coming up with a personal progress plan setting weekly targets from your snacks and meal planning through to your sleep and physical activity.
Offering nutritionally balanced recipes, high intensity circuit workouts (eeep) and food dairy with barcode scanning (a lifesaver) to create a fully personalised programme which updates week by week, Kiqplan really does claim to cover all bases. Could this £20 app be the kick (or Kiq) up the backside that I need to get going again?
*This is a collaborative post*