I posted in intro and decided I will keep somewhat of a progress journal here. Keep myself accountable you know, with my eating and exercise. Im a 33 year old woman, wife of 10 years and mother of 3 kids ages 7, 4, 2. Ive recently gained a bunch of weight and want to lose it again. Plus some more if its maintainable. Last week I started out at a brand new gym. I need a healthier attitude towards exercise (in the past ive been somewhat obsessed and got injuries as a result of long term over-doing-it.) This time my focus is on being healthy in all areas. Eating enough of the right foods, having balance in my life. Ive cut adding salt, I quit coffee and diet cola drinks, drink more water, take vitamin supplements, limit fatty, deep fried, refined sugary, processed foods.
Action plan is to lose .5kg a week, or 1 kg a fortnight. One cheat day a week, and one rest day. I do have before photos but I wont post them until ive got a few durings that look better ~~ to compare!
Im 5'4 and started at 84kg. I do have the other measurements but for now my kids have stolen my tape measure.
This first week down I have lost 4kg. Im sitting flat on 80kg this morning.
I guess the intial craziness will settle down.
Last week I did a huge variety of exercise, cardio equipment, swimming twice, body pump, body attack and a cycle class. This week Im planning on doing a mix again. I like the idea of cross training to stave off boredom and injury and shake up what your body expects to do.
My eating has been good. I had a cheat day, where I didnt cheat on food, per se, but I drank a bit too much champagne as we went to a party, I still ate a beef and salad hamburger so it wasnt so bad. On my exercise rest day I just did housework so I was still active to some extent.
Heres an average day of my eating plan:
wake up - white tea. (this is one of my pleasures, after quitting coffee i decided white milk and sugar was fine,lol)
breakfast - 200ml prune or cranberry/pomegranate juice
1 peice raisin toast or 2 scrambled eggs
morning tea - handful dried fruit/nuts if im hungry
lunch - ham or chicken / salad sandwich, 200mls soy milk
afternoon tea - handful grapes or a tub of yoghurt
late arvo but before dinner - mug of rooibos tea, tspn of honey for sweetner
dinner - small serve meat plus variety of vegetables.
supper - 2 cruskits or ryvita with nutella or peanut butter
Im struggling with the 'in the mirror' version of me, because I gained so quickly my brain hasnt caught up with what I look like now.
Tonight Im doing a body step class. So I dont fail Im pre-preparing my families dinner so my at home responsibilities dont keep me from heading out at night!
Off to create a ticker