Thursday, 30 January 2014
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
This has been a week of ups and downs. Although there is one thing that's good, that's going down...I've lost another 1.5lbs, which brings my total weight loss to 5lbs in 3 weeks, go me!
The first up being, a trip to Pizza Express this week, I ordered a HEALTHY meal, and not only that, but I enjoyed it! This is not something which I've ever achieved in my life before. I'm either far too tempted by the high calorie goodness, or I opt for the low fat, and sit with food envy over my friends cheesy delight. But, I've got to say the Leggera pizza was much better than my expectations. I still got the satisfaction of having pizza, without all the calories.
But, like I said, it hasn't all been good. The Squats and Abs are not going well. I had a bad day, and 'forgot' to do them. I had another bad day, and couldn't face doing them. I'm back on track with the squats, but I just can't get back into the abs. They were taking me FOREVER, and they were killing me...like seriously, I'd made it to 70 sit ups, and 95 crunches, which I think was pretty good going, but it was SO hard.
I did keep on track with my eating though, and obviously it's paid off with the weight loss. Now I just need to do something to kick my butt into shape. I'd really like to join a yoga or pilates class, but hate going to them for the first time on my own, any one else get that fear? So if any Carlisle based peeps are reading this, and would like to join me...let me know! If not, I might look at doing some of these online classes, I've heard Blogilates is pretty good? Can anyone recommend?
So I've got 2 weeks to go, and 2lbs to lose, to achieve my first goal of half a stone. I know this is going to be a tough week, I've got a big night on Saturday with lots of food and drink, and I've been asked to make a Guiness Cake...and I can NEVER resist Guiness Cake. And too many drinks on Saturday may result in a hungover Sunday, and that is never a good place to be on a diet.
I need help to stay focused, I'm on the look out for more diet/health blogs to follow, and recipes to cook, so if you can point me in the right direction...then let me know.
Monday, 27 January 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Hat - ASOS
Shirt - Primark
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Well that's 2 weeks gone by now, and I'm pleased to say I'm still sticking to it (Yes, it really is that rare for me to keep going this long!) I've lost another pound, which is 3 and a half in total, and I'm feeling motivated enough to stick at it.
Now don't get my wrong, it's not easy...whilst I'm chomping on an apple, the boy is making up for all these 'low calorie' meals by eating chocolate bars, and I've sat and stared longingly!
On Saturday night, I fell off the wagon
slightly, but we had friends round, which involved cider, pizza, champagne, pretzels and chocolate! A few ciders in and it wasn't so easy to resist the goodies, but I am pleased to say I managed to resist the Quality Streets! But I think the evening certainly contributed to my 1 lb weight loss, rather than 2 lbs this week!
As a result of this, I've decided to set myself small and achievable goals to keep me going. In three weeks I'm heading to Manchester to meet some friends I haven't seen for a while, I'd like to have lost another 3.5 lbs by then to have reached my half a stone goal. That's a lb a week, I know it's going to get harder, but I have something fairly achievable to work towards.
I'm always looking to places for more guidance/motivation. I regularly read Lydia's blog, her posts are great for telling the truth, and being realistic! I mean she's an exercise machine, and far far away from where I'm starting, but she focuses on being healthy, not skinny! She points out obvious things like, have a cheat day on Sunday, so you're ready to start a fresh on Monday, rather than a Friday so you end up having a cheat weekend...can she read my mind?
I've got a picture of 'healthy' woman on my desk, so when I'm craving sugar, I reach for the fruit instead. And next week, I'm going to buy some trainers (OMG!), I've only owned Converse for the last three years, so now I can start moving my ass.
And finally, I'm still going with the 30 Day Ab and Squat Challenge, but my god, is the Abs Challenge hard! I'm on Day 15, and really going to have to just stay at this level for a while, is any one else having problems moving on so quickly, and got any suggestions??
And to end this post...here's a picture of a vegetable I bought this week (hehe!)
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Well it's week 1 and I'm going strong. I've had a week's worth of healthy eating, I've started the 30 Day Squat and Ab Challenge....and I've lost 2.5 lbs!!!!!
I decided that doing a regular update on here may keep me more motivated. I'm not good at sticking to things, especially when it involves fruit, vegetables, exercise and most importantly...no more cakes, biscuits, burgers, chocolate, sweets, crisps....the list goes on.
This how my brain usually works:
'Ooh I've lost 2lbs, well I can go back to eating normal now then, right?'
'I've just been swimming and burnt 400 calories, so I can have a mars bar to make up for it?'
But this year I actually want to stick at it! My eating has gone well this week, I've downloaded the myfitnesspal app which has been great for keeping my on track, and I've been printing healthy low fat recipes from the philadelphia website, these are really easy to make, and taste good!
The exercise,however, hasn't really got going...yet! I am going to start swimming, and walking a bit more. And I am on Day 5 of the 30 Day Squat and Abs Challenge, but it is KILLING me! Last night I had to do 70 squats, 25 sit ups, 15 crunches, 15 leg raises AND a 20 second plank...what is that about?
So now I need more recipes, preferably that don't involve chicken, I'm all chickened out after 1 week, some motivation to get my ass off the sofa, and I want to keep seeing those scales go down!
If anyone has any tips, or is blogging a healthy lifestyle too, then please let me know!!
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
If you read this post, you'll know that about a month ago, me and the boy spent a rather lovely day decorating our first house for our first Christmas together. And he only went and ended the day by getting down on one knee and asking me that all important question...of course I said yes! Well, after five years together it would be rather rude not to wouldn't it!
Since said engagement, I have become rather addicted to Pinterest, you can find me over here if you want to check out my wedding inspiration board. I'm on the hunt for quirky and unique ideas for the big day, so please feel free to send me your links too.
We haven't yet set a date, we wanted to get Christmas out the way, and we're going to start looking at venues over the next few weeks, but I'm very happy and most excited about the fact I'm allowed to now read Rock My Wedding Blog in public, yee ha!
So that's my news...Happy New Year Everyone!