Week 1 complete!

In my previous post I talked about 100 days of exercise and intermittent fasting. Well folks, the results of the first week are that I dropped almost 1lb and I’m back in the 12 stone bracket..Just!

Apologies for the upside down picture but my husband took it and I have no idea why it turned out this way! I am happy with this result because I had a weekend of birthday celebrations and I didn’t eat very well at all. I don’t think I was majorly out of my calorie allowance but I did have a bottle of red.

Here’s a picture I found on line which shows 1lb of fat… again as said, it may not seem a lot but looking at this picture makes me even more motivated for the week and months ahead.

Doesn’t this really put things into perspective? For me it certainly does and although the weekend was bad, I’ve put in a lot of effort with running and getting at least 30 mins of exercise a day. It is enough you know and all I need to do is strap on my heart rate monitor, put the dog on her lead and plug in my earphones. It’s as simple as a walk or a walk/run. Even introduce some lunges if you feel like you want to. It all adds up to the bigger picture!

Fitness Fanatic Friday:Week 7

I’ve just returned from my session with my personal trainer… Again I am sore but feeling alive , cause that’s the way exercise makes me feel.

Today was hard, as much as I hate to admit it to myself, and my trainer I realise just how little upper body strength I have just now. However I’m sure that will change in time.

Last week I didn’t exercise on Monday but I did Tuesday, Thursday and today. I walked a bit on Wednesday but no real fat burning as I was really shattered from the session the day before.

This weekend I will run and try to get past the 5k mark and i will be cycling to school with Thunderpants and walking back in the afternoon. My right leg seems to be giving me some trouble and I think that it’s my shoes which I’ve only had for a few months. I had my gait looked at, and it seems as though my right foot turns in so I should have been given shoes that fit accordingly.

Also this weekend, I have the school football tournament which I signed up for and it’s on Sunday afternoon. Me and my good ideas… Least it’s more exercise!

Food wise, I’ve noticed that I’m eating a tonne more fish and less meat. I just don’t fancy it and I’ve kind of gone off chicken too. I was given some protein rich dinners from my trainer which involve quorn and tofu, may give them a go.

So that’s my week! How has yours been?


Fitness Fanatic Friday:Week 6

I’ve just returned from a session with my personal trainer, the second one of the week!

I also did Metafit for the first time which was fantastic and I did some walking as well. I haven’t done any running but I hope to get back in to it this week, starting tonight and tomorrow morning. I miss it , I was really busy this week and just felt like I couldn’t fit it in.

I had a bit of a wobble over last weekend and when it came to doing my session with Mark on Tuesday, I nearly burst into tears a few times due to the build up of emotion. I worked through it though and I’m feeling like me again, and I’m also considering speaking to my doctor about coming off of or reducing the dosage of my anti depressants. That’s how good exercise makes me feel. However it’s a conversation that I need to have with the husband as well, not something to be taken lightly.

So that’s been my week, pretty good exercise and eating wise! How did your week go?

Fitness Fanatic Friday:week4

Late post again but very busy week! It’s going to be a short one as I did update with my personal training post on Tuesday.

This week my eating has been fantastic, lots of fish and shell fish and exercise wise , I have managed a very hard personal training session that I attended at 06:00am on Tuesday, a run/walk 1.89 miles on Wednesday despite being sore from the day before…. I could have cried! Thursday I did nothing as I had an extremely busy day (no excuse but was so tired), today I walked for just under 3miles and that was with the pram, up a few big hills.

Tomorrow I plan on going for a run in the morning, and I would like to go for at least 3miles but I have shin splints and just need to play it by ear. I know I should possibly chose another exercise to do until they get better.. A swim perhaps.. But I do like to run..

Next wk I have another session booked for Tuesday, I’m dying already at the thought… So that’s what I’ve done so far, that and I now have a loss of 11lbs over 12 weeks:)

What fitness goals have you achieved?

Fitness Fanatic Friday’s:Week 2

This week I am writing as the days go on, so that I don’t forget how I’ve felt throughout the week before and after exercise and food.

I managed a run/walk on Saturday morning and used my couch to 5k app as well as my pedometer, as it calculates calories burned. It was a beautiful morning for a run and although tired, it was reading the posts from the others who have joined the linky and seeing other runners posts which made me go out.

After Saturday I haven’t done any exercise as we have had a really busy weekend and I have been very tired but I think I’m shattered as I haven’t done any! It gives me energy, without a doubt and the husband is taking the kids to his mothers tonight for an hour so I’m going to do the couch to 5k& see how it goes.

This week has also seen me cut out alcohol.. I love wine but what’s the point in doing all of that exercise and then drinking? It also makes me hungry and my level of resistance to crap food reduces greatly. I also hate being tired and moody the next day and that’s not fair on the kids.

As for food, the meal planning Monday linky helps out a lot! I’m making very healthy choices, and achieving my goal of eating more fish and discovering that I like non shell fish! So it’s Monday night right now and I am about to get my trainers on to go for a run!

Update:I did a 5k run/walk and felt bloody fantastic afterwards although I did go over my ankle and skin my knees, ha ha!

Wednesday: I’m shattered but feel I can cope with less sleep.the other thing is, when I start exercising after a break, I feel as though I’m getting a cold so in not running today. I did walk approx 3km’s and might do one of Jillian’s work
Thursday: I didn’t do a workout vid yesterday as I was absolutely shattered and if I wanted a run today, I needed to listen to my body. I’m up early with the wee man (04:30am) and I plan to do nothing but rest and nap with him as I want to do a longer walk/run tonight. I plan on consuming a lot of veg today and may go for another seafood stir fry due to the energy it gives me. I shouldn’t be eating white rice but I like it and I’m not going to cut it out of my diet just yet.

Friday: I have been up since 04:00am as the wee man was snuffly but surprisingly I’m not as tired as I would have been if I hadn’t been exercising. I was still reluctant to do a 5k, thought I’d only make it for a mile but I persevered and I did it faster and a bit over 5k. I kept thinking of the glass of wine waiting for me when I got home but I’m opting for tea instead… Oh my! This is not me! Ha ha. Anyhow, I feel great for getting out and I will either walk to school and back or do something physical in the morning:)

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