Week 2 of the 4 cycle solution.

I know it’s been a while since my last post, so I apologise for that. But I am now in week 2 and moving quickly into week 3.

Ok, to be 100% honest I have strayed a few times. For example, my daughter cooked the nicest potatoe salad the other day. Now, I wasn’t supposed to be eating it, but I did. I couldn’t break her heart….or my own for that matter. It looked so nice!

So apart from my stumbles, I haven’t completely fallen off the barrel. It’s actually not as hard as I thought it would be. In fact it has given me a lot to think about, (not being a slave to food would do that for you). But I have realised in general we eat too much. Based on the small meals I have been having these few days, shows me that we don’t really needs as much as we think we do.

Well, I better get some rest. I’ll try to keep you updated more often.





Second attempt at the 4 Cycle Solution

So I know I was supposed to start last Monday, but due to a few events happening I just couldn’t dedicate myself to anything at the time.  So, I started again today I will keep you all updated on my progress.

Today wasn’t as bad as the first time I tried, although I do feel peckish. Good job there’s no snacks in the house to tempt me.

So this is day 1. Speak again soon.

Update and diet Wipeout

Hi all,

A quick update on my 4 Cycle Solution diet and I am really disappointed to say I totally wipedout!

Ok, it wasn’t all my fault. I got quite unwell (which is why you havent heard from me), and I honestly got to a point where I just needed to have a ‘proper’ meal (and of course some Lucozade). So I ended up saying goodbye to my meal schedule that I had set up and went back to eating ‘normally’.

So, I have given myself a new start date and that is Monday 21st of October, I plan to restart the 4 Cycle Solution and this time, hoping all goes well and I don’t get ill in the first week again, I plan to stick it out.


So I’ll be posting on Monday to let you know I’ve started and this time I’ll try to be more frequent with the posts.

Take care.

Day 3 of the 4 Cycle Solution

Just getting to the end of day three. To be honest at the moment I am not feeling too bad. But during the I go through severe cravings for practically anything sweet I come across. So you can imagine with a house full of young children the amount of juice and biscuits I see.

So on top of cravings I had a few ups and downs of emotion, but on the whole it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

I still haven’t however got around to the burpee challenge so I will keep you notified when I do 🙂

Rebooting my fitness: The 4 Cycle solution and Challenge burpee programs

So my youngest daughter is about to turn 1 years old so I thought it is a good time to reboot my fitness. Now I’ve been on and off with various workout programs but I really wanted to try something different and challenging with the hope of seeing it through.

So I have purchased two programs a couple days ago: The 4 Cycle solution by Shaun Hadsall and Challenge burpee by Shawna Kaminski.

So I have a diet program and a workout program. The 4 cycle solution is all about finding a new dieting pattern to control your carbohydrate intake. The first 7 days though are quite lethal….I’m only on day 1 and I’m absolutely knackered, as well as missing my usual dinner and after dinner snacks!! I haven’t even bothered starting the burpee challenges today but I am determined to give it all a go.

My first impression on the burpee program was not good, I had expected something different, but like I said I am willing to give it a go and see what improvements it can make to my fitness. I’m really stumped with the burpee pull-up though as I can’t do pull-ups (yet!!), but I guess it a bit of motivation for me to get to grips with doing a pull-up. For now though she does have alternatives to the pull-up to add to the burpee.

So please forgive me if I don’t get around to posting any new freecell games, but I will try to keep them up while I diet. I also plan to post about how this is all going for me and use it as an incentive….hopefully some motivation to anyone wishing to try also…if this does make any significant changes in my physique.

So I look forward to updating you all (hopefully with some good news).