Kate Manning

2 Birds 1 Stone: An introduction

written by Kate Manning

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Ok, so to kick off the Up All Hours ‘2 birds 1 stone’ challenge, you will find the first session plan here under my page, to try at home.

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You will also find some very basic diagrams to help you out with the stretches. Try and do the full circuit 2-3 times a week, remembering to stretch at the end and you will start to feel the benefits very early on.

We are starting off gently, so that we can build our confidence and realize that exercise can become a part of our day to day routine. So, before you start, take a deep breath and get on the scales, safe in the knowledge that you are taking the first steps to a healthier, lighter you!

After that, take a waist, thigh and hip measurement, as the scales aren't always the best indicator of weight loss.

Avoid weighing yourself every day - stick to the same day every week and always first thing in the morning before breakfast.

I am a big believer that exercise needs to go hand in hand with diet, you'll be amazed the difference that clean eating will make.

So here are a few things to keep in mind:

Keep a food diary so you can see what you are eating and adjust as needed, from one day to the next.

Avoid processed foods or simple carbohydrates like sweets, white bread and fizzy drinks, of any sort (including diet ones).

Eat lots of green veg lightly steamed kale, broccoli, spinach etc.

Be aware of how much caffeine you might be drinking and make sure you're having at least 6-8 glasses of water a day.

It's good to start the day with warm water and lemon to cleanse your system and kick start your body.

Avoid booze if you can as alcohol has a huge amount of sugar in it. You might not drink much already but certainly try and avoid it during the week.

Always make sure you eat breakfast, don't skip meals and eat your lightest meal in the evening.

So good luck, enjoy some time for you and I look forward to hearing how you are getting on!

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