|How I expect to look after doing a plank every day for a week|
With this regime, I have given it more of a chance - and have completely cut out all takeaways (which we would easily have one of a week) and fizzy drinks (apart from the odd sip to take tablets - for some reason I can only do this with fizzy drinks). Even just from those two reductions in calories and crap intake, I should be generally much healthier and hopefully the exercise is making an internal difference too. As it sure as hell isn't making a noticeable external difference yet...!! But I am sticking with it.
I saw a pin on Pinterest (my favourite place in the whole world) that said it takes 4 weeks for you to notice a change in your body, 8 weeks for those people you know to notice, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Whether thats true or not I don't know, but I'm at the 4 and a bit week point and though I can't see a difference yet, I know I have to keep on going for it to make much of a difference to everyone else. I just want to get to the point where I am comfortable in my clothes (and out of them, wink wink!) and can feel attractive again. I'm not asking for a size 8 toned trim figure. A size 10/12 with a bit of jiggle is fine.
Hopefully I am not asking too much and will start to see some better results soon. In the mean time, I will stick with it. As my doctor said when I visited him last week - "relax, and enjoy your life". Enjoy your life!! Well, he was easily a 20+ stone man who clearly enjoyed his life, not sure its the right advice to give when you are seeing someone struggling to lose weight, but it made me think a bit at least! :)