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In I went and met with Carmel & Maria Sásta southgate and they were so lovely and enthusiastic about the fitness pods that before I knew what was happening, I was jogging in the pod (which is special kind of funky treadmill) and chatting away to the girls about how this could be a really good fitness and weight loss plan for Mammies.
Its hard to explain but here goes. The pod is a treadmill that you are enclosed in from the waist down. You are secured around your waist by a skirt type garment which is similar to wetsuit material and this is wrapped around the top of the pod to hold you into it. Then you walk, jog or run for 30 mins and at the same time, there are inclines and a vacuum effect inside to make it .....a challenging an interesting experience.
I love to exercise (well, love might be pushing it a bit but I do try to exercise 3-4 times a week). I run, walk and go to classes but I have struggled to lose the last 1.5 stones I need to lose since I had my last baby. Its diet related I know, so I know I need to do something about my eating habits!
The girls explained to me that there is a full fitness & weight loss programme I could do with Sasta for 1 month, which should help me drop a dress size and they asked me to be a guinea pig and sign up to blog about it on here. So here I am, blogging with sore legs and sore shoulders but feeling pretty good about it....
After sweating buckets during my workout, I really felt like I had worked hard, so I can definitely see the merits of this plan. When I came home I was super excited while talking to my hubby, (a.k.a 'evil admin' or Mr Mumstown). He said he would like to tone up a bit too and decided to join up with me.
So we went together on Friday morning and had a great workout and got ourselves weighed, measured, went through a food plan (you can still have glass wine and few squares choc at weekends thank goodness!!) and agreed we would give it our best shot and spur each other on when one of us goes for the biscuits. What that they say...the couple that laughs together, stays together. Not sure about the couple that exercises together....but we'll see how we cope!!
So here is how we are getting on:
We were full of gusto. Determined to be good and stick to the plan. After lunch we missed the little choccie biscuit we often have with a cup of tea but we stayed strong and did not have it!
By the end of the day we were a bit hungry so we had an extra snack off the list.
Missing chocolate. I would have had a bar of chocolate for breakfast quite happily! Its something to do with your body withdrawing from sugar intake but it was a hard day. I struggled a bit but I found fruit was a good distraction and helped with the sugar cravings. Thank goodness for juicy plums!
Had the cooked breakfast option. Poached eggs, bacon and tomato and even a slice of toast with it. Was still delicious and filled us right up. We are having to make an effort to remember to have a snack such as fruit & nuts or ryvita or oatcakes, 3 hours after brekkie and 3 hours after lunch too - its like forming a new habit as we often go without anything between breakfast & lunch or lunch & dinner and that is what slows down your metabolism. Its all about 5 meals a day!
We'll keep you all filled on how we get on and if anyone would like to go in for a FREE TRIAL, just call Carmel and let her know you are from Mumstown.ie and she will book you in. See http://www.sastafitness.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carmel or any of the guys there on 0858858946