It’s the end of Week 2 already and I’m seeing progress! I’m so pleased with myself. Anyone who follows me on Instagram will have seen that I am rewarding myself for every half stone that I lose. The Boy very graciously treated me to a beautiful Beauty and The Beast cup which I love and I’m already excited about the reward for losing the next half a stone – a Primark Get Lippy Lip Kit. I love them plus I figured it’s better to reward myself with makeup rather than chocolate cake and wine!
What I’ve Been Eating
My pre-Fitness Friday breakfasts used to consist of the occasional smoothie, Dairy Milk and Hula Hoops. These past two weeks, I’ve been pretty consistent and having hot water and lemon and a protein smoothie. I also have introduced porridge with fresh fruit, which is yummy but I feel that I still need the smoothie in order to keep hunger at bay until lunch time.
I’ve also eaten out twice this week and had a takeaway. This isn’t unusual – I hate cooking. What has been different is the choices that I’ve made. When at Pizza Hut with the kids, which admittedly isn’t the best choice, I chose one of their flatbread range, which are under 500 calories, the one I had was lovely! My other eating out choice was Nando’s – pretty good for healthy options. Even my takeaway was a healthy option of salad with grilled halloumi from a local independent restaurant.
I have made it to the gym this week but it hasn’t been easy with work. I’m adjusting to getting back in the routine and fitting everything in. I’ve struggled a little with eating my lunch at 12 and then not having my tea until 7p.m and incorporating exercise into my schedule. I think next week I will have to try and have a protein based snack on my way home to keep hunger at bay and to give me energy for my workouts.
What Went Well?
- Meal planning has helped me to use up all of my food and eat well. Healthy and budget friendly.
- Recognising hunger. I went out to a friend’s for the evening and the snacks were everywhere. I recognised I wasn’t actually hungry so didn’t eat.
- Making good choices when eating out and having takeaway so that I don’t feel like I am missing out.
Even Better if…
I could build more exercise into my routine. This week has been tricky with going back to work and trying to fit it around the kids. I need to find something I can do at home as well.
Progress to Date:
4lbs lost this week.
This seems like a lot but this isn’t unusual for me when I’m at the beginning of a weightloss plan. This just means that instead of being disappointed, I need to maintain my focus when the weightloss slows down
9lbs to date.
Have you managed your 5 a day and 3 times a week in the gym this week?