Ab Flab to Fab Abs – the journey begins
I always enjoy meeting up with my good friend, and founder of BackActive, Andrea Ratcliffe. On this occasion, we chose to get together in Jaffe and Neale, Chipping Norton’s independent book and coffee shop with its flagship location in the market square.
Andrea often has a plan or scheme in mind. Our get togethers are at their best when we are chewing over tactics for each other’s businesses. True to form, Andrea had an idea brewing, one that would bring together FitActive and BackActive in a project that would take us viral – though we’re not sure at this stage just how viral. It’s a project that concerns many women at a certain phase of their lives. It is a project to reduce the size of Andrea’s waistline.
It’s that point at which the waistline seems to increase in girth no matter what efforts we put in to halt or even reverse the trend.
Now it just so happens that FitActive has been taking a bit of a look at this issue and has even undertaken a spot of training about it. So here is a golden opportunity for FitActive (me) to put some of this learning into practice with my willing guinea pig (Andrea).
Here’s the plan. Andrea weighs in with her starting waistline measurement (news hot off the press – this comes in at 32 inches).
Because a) high intensity exercise burns fat and b) Andrea’s a busy woman and she will have to repeat each programme three to four times independently before returning the following week for a new set of exercises.
Alongside the exercise regime, my little lab rat is going to be doing an intermittent fasting diet, eating no more than 500 calories on two days of the week and eating a healthy 1,000 or so calories on the other five. She will be referring to the trusted Dr Michael Mosely’s 5:2 Diet book.
We monitor the waistline and hopefully see the number reduce. Andrea blogs about her experiences (see www.backactive.co.uk) and I blog about mine. You get to find out how we get on and take or leave any aspect of the experience that you think would be valuable to you. Good to have you on board.