I’m afraid that my post from last week’s exercise session with @Gymguymark is long overdue but I do have a few reasons.. Hospital and BBQ plus work. Its given me some time to think about what to write and where the next few weeks will take me. But first, we need to talk about last week and my measurements! I lost half an inch from my thighs and a whole inch off of my waist , with a 1lb loss in total. I was slightly disappointed but as @gymguymark says, “at least you are losing”! He is absolutely right! It may be a bit slower but it’s coming off. Here is a pic of my progress so far.. if you look with a microscope, you might be able to see some abs appearing and a waist forming! Ignore the spots on the mirror, painting in bedroom and brush splatters happened!
Now on to the week ahead! I have a session with Mark tomorrow at 10am and on Sunday…….. ITS TOUGH MUDDER!!! Yes, I am still doing it, alone but I am doing it. When my friend first told me about it, I set myself the goal that day and I will complete it. I have a start time of 10am and if it takes me all day, so be it! I will get that orange headband and pint at the end of it! I think I might be going alone so actually, I will have to pass on the pint because of driving! I am super excited and I also had inspiration from one of my best friends who completed her first half marathon in Niagara Falls only 2 weeks ago. Shes some lady, I tell you!
Another goal that I have been wanting to achieve was to start eating “Clean”, which means no processed food at all. There are things that I will find difficult to give up such as wine and diet coke! In fact, I’m drinking my diet coke as I type these words…. I know how bad it is for me and I know how bad wine is for preventing weight loss but these are my vices. With all things bad, though, there will come a point when you have to say “enough” and as the weight and measurements drop, my confidence soars and I feel that I can do more and more each week.
I’m going to do a big shop tomorrow after my session to make sure that I have most things that I need, but I will need to top up on the yogurt, veg and fruit every few days,. I expect to get some things wrong but its all a learning curve. I remember reading somewhere that if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, you shouldnt be eating them! So very true and so very right. My eating is improving and I had an off day yesterday where I ate crap and I could feel it physically and emotionally. I never really thought that eating bad would affect me so much and only for one day but I did feel like utter crap.
Some of the new foods that I want to try again are things like avocado. I really have tried them in the past but I have to say that they really taste like ass. I think if I can mix it with other things though, it may taste a bit better and I can at least say I tried, right? I don’t have high hopes with it but , well.. Meh.Stay tuned 😉 There is one food that I need to try to do without and I have tried many times in the past and not succeeded which is bread! I may switch to rye bread and then wean myself because it has a similar taste to dog food.. but toasted, it isn’t half bad.
So some of the foods which I will be eating are, eggs, fish,loads of veg and fruit.. a lot of my food will be made as “one pot meals” because its fast and its convenient to do so. With two young kids, work etc, its right up my street. I am also going to chat to @gymguymark tomorrow in our session and see what kinds of recipes and food to try that I haven’t thought of.
What’s your interpretation of “Clean eating”?