I have been swamped with Uni work recently and family issues. Not only have I been incredibly stressed, I completely fell off the health wagon. I still ate healthy savoury, but ate a truck load of sugar too.
I’ve started healthy again now.
I’ve bought loads of healthy snacks including, oranges, cashews, smoothie stuff and bananas.
Tomorrow I’m doing intervals and circuits.
Breakfast: Poached egg and spinach
Lunch: Prawn salad
Dinner: Green Veg soup and chicken and veg
Snacks: Cashews, banana and blueberries.
Hope your May challenge has gone better than mine!
I’m writing this today because I think I owe you all another picture of my progress.
I had a cheat meal yesterday of minirolls and chocolate fingers.
But, I’m back on the bandwagon today and feeling great! I have just started doing more ab work and I think it’s really paying off!! It’s the softest part of my body and the only part which is not muscly.
So here’s the pictures and let me know what you think! Nice comments only though, I’m emotional at the moment.
Please send me your progress and keep me updated, I find it empowering and inspiring!
I am struggling to find that today, and not just with food but with my work.
I feel like I have no energy at all and am feeling a little upset with an email from a tutor.
Not the easiest of days, I have to try and do some work soon. I’ve not eaten badly, and I have gymed. But not stuck to my plan and have not done work which is also getting me down. I’m going to try and do some now and work really hard tomorrow.
Hope your days are going better. What do you do for general motivation in every aspect of your life?
I measured my hips last night and have lost an inch off the old love handles!
Not only that, I decided to have my cheat meal tonight because I’m a little odd and like to start my week on a sunday, preparing everything and feeling good for monday. So, I went into the shops thinking, ‘I can buy alll the food in the world!!!!’. Yet, I only came out with a lasagne, organic yoghurt and satsumas. I literally wanted nothing else, but that. I pondered over cake, I deliberated with chocolate, I spent an era looking at the tiramisu, but no. I wanted nothing but yoghurt and oranges.
This is the girl who once skipped dinner and just ate a 500g family size tiramisu, with NO GUILT!
My body is crazy. In a good way.
It just goes to show, in a little while, the effort really pays off. Not just physically but mentally too.
Have a great healthy or not healthy weekend! Tomorrow’s another day.
Dinner: Organic brown wheat pasta and homemade tomato sauce
Snacks: Cashew nuts
I did a mixture of cardio and resistance today.
I’m feeling good about my day, but I am really craving some marshmallows. When it’s time for a cheat meal I will be eating Spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread and maybe a cheeky tiramisu. Yes I am feeling great eating well, but I am human and my body’s used to having carbs and sugar.
But, I am doing really well and I am really proud. Two more days until I have a gym rest and a cheat meal.
I’m really annoyed today. I don’t feel well and this has meant that I haven’t stuck to the detox diet, or exercise.
So, I’m planning to continue the strict diet and exercise regime for three extra days to make up for this set back. I was so proud of myself. I’ve fallen off the wagon today, yes, but I feel if you’re ill and emotionally drained, it’s not worth restricting your body too. If anything that’s more stressful for the mind.
So, three more day, and I look forward to it, because I really enjoy feeling healthy and like I’m in control of my body.
Never fear if you have an off day. It’s ok. We’re only human.
The eating during the day was fine, I kept busy, ate my snacks and lunch within four hours and it kept the hunger pains away! I went to the gym, and followed the plan which includes a mixture of interval training and circuits. It’s the best workout I’ve had in a while and I feel great because of it!
My only problem is I feel like it was all going too well.
Normally, when I get in from a busy day, I sit in my bed, snuggle up (my house is a freezer) and devour a packet of cookies. So, I am sat here with nothing. I now have huge sugar cravings. I’m not even hungry! Sugar is my nemesis and I am refusing to give in. Of course it’s going to be hard to begin with, but would it feel as proud if it was easy?
I think not.
So, I’m going to make a peppermint tea, and at 7 pm, make my cod and veg dinner.
I’ll let you know how I feel tomorrow evening, my work out and of course what I’ve eaten.
Make the right choice tonight like I’ve done! You’ll feel better for it and so proud!!