My JEFF Journey: Month 1

So I had grand plans of of documenting the process weekly, and then changed it to monthly, and now I’m a month late with this update! Oh well. Life has been busy!

Since I joined the JEFF journey I’ve been having to find more time in my days to ensure I squeeze in my (almost) daily workout as well as making sure I’ve shopped and prepared healthy meals…. at still work and mom etc.

Anyway, as they say in JEFF, no more excuses. Here is my latest update about my JEFF experience.

Month 1 on JEFF

The Eating

I started out with the intention to really get this right. I wanted to stick to my diet as far as possible – and I’m pleased to say I have pretty much done that.

It is certainly about getting two main things right – discipline and planning. When it comes to discipline it’s really helped to have Coach Mel keeping me accountable. In the back of my mind I know I need to send a photo of every food choice through to her… and ultimately I’ve also realised that if I cheat, I cheat on myself!

Knowing that I’ve only got the 1-on-1 programme for 3 months has meant that I wanted to get things right immediately. No easing in to the programme, instead I wanted to make sure I maximised the opportunity.

I have found week days have been far easier for me when it comes to sticking to my prescribed eating plan. Yes, I have found it hard some days (especially around certain times of the month!), but ultimately I have managed to eat clean 5 days a week.

Where things have got a bit tricky in terms of my eating has been over weekends, especially as we tend to entertain often and travel frequently… this is where it becomes very hard to make healthy choices. I have aimed to stick to the 1.5 days off but if I’m honest it’s become more like 2 days! I don’t completely overindulge, but I am aware after the weekend that I’ve been a bit more indulgent and I do struggle with feeling guilty about “undoing” my good work during the week.

I definitely enjoyed finding healthy things to eat every day – especially for lunch which used to be my hardest meal.


The Exercise

The exercise regime has probably been the hardest adjustment. For the first few weeks I was soooo stiff!

I was used to working out for the 30mins on the JEFF Life programme so finding out some of the sessions were longer (or had extra top up exercises) was a very difficult shift for my mind to make! I count down to the 30mins on my watch!!

I’ve managed to keep up diligently with my exercise 4 times a week but seem to struggle with getting the 5th session in and I think again that is because it’s on a Saturday!

I’ve managed to hit 300 calorie burn a few times but I do need to make this more of a focus.


The Mindset

I’m enjoying seeing my body shape change and feeling more comfortable in my clothes.

I do find it hard when the scale doesn’t reflect a drop in kg and that is quite demotivating, but I’m trying to focus on the other positives for my body in the long run and not just the number we’ve all been so programmed to focus on.

I feel proud of my new muscle definition and am looking forward to seeing even better results soon!

The Results

I’m not yet brave enough to show my bare body on this blog… so for now just the numbers will have to do!

Weight: 1.60 kg down
Chest: 2.00 cm down
Abdomen: 3.50 cm down
Hip: 3.00 cm down
Quad: unchanged

If you’ve been trying to get out of a rut in terms of your weight, health, eating or fitness then I can definitely recommend JEFF. It’s been such a great addition to my life and when I had worried that I would find it all too overwhelming, the opposite has been true. It’s been easier than I expected and I’m thrilled to be on a new lifestyle path – one I feel I will be able to sustain after my 1-on-1 programme is over.

Get R300 off your own JEFF 1-on-1 programme by using my discount code: Kathryn10 at checkout when you sign up.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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