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Day 7 - A change of scenery

From: Ana's Beach Body Challenge & Beyond,

15
May
2011
Day 7 - A change of scenery

After walking on the beach during the week, I knew there was no way I could do a long walk on sand at any kind of increased pace. I decided to turn to the woods instead for the 10km walk. My walk was not as long as I would have hoped, mainly because I have some difficulty calculating distances, but I was very happy to finish 6.3kms in 65 mins. I was actually quite chuffed.

Overall week 1 went very well. I achieved both my goals; to walk for 6 days and to keep up with my Pilates classes. By exercising 6 out of 7 days I increased my normal exercise amount by 200%. When I look at it that way it almost feels unreal!

I also achieved a goal I didn't really have... although I set myself the task of consciously avoid fried foods, empty carbs and sugars, I didn't have any particular diet plan. However, the motivation from exercise has resulted in me making the right choices at mealtimes and drop the daily dessert habit (for now...). I do however allow myself a few squares of dark chocolate goodness and most definitely have not given up on my coffee.

Although I haven't yet weighed myself again, I am seeing some difference in skin and muscle toning, which is a nice way of saying those flabby bits look a bit more toned and the cellulite seems to be shifting, if ever so slightly. This is however, more than enough to motivate me to keep going onto week 2!

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Ana has been with Treatwell since September 2009 and is currently the Head of Operations.

Being natural from Lisbon, Portugal, and currently living on the Estoril Coast, the beach has always represented an important role in Ana's life. And not just during the summer months. However, life does have a tendency of getting in the way and those beach visits have become less and less frequent. Since learning about the Treatwell Beach Bodies Challenge, she's been keen to take part.

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