Week 4 of our new healthy lifestyle has been a bit like groundhog week for me, not really getting anywhere. I know the reason why too….. organisation, or lack of it more to the point.
I always find things are much easier to stick to if you remain focused and organised. However, this week has seen an increase in my work load, and a severe drop in my free time. As a result there has been less meal planning, meal prepping and less exercise. A few lunches were missed because I just wasn’t organised, which lead to eating more in the evenings due to hunger. I know it’s not good to skip meals but work takes priority, and I just have to do the best that I can in between.
Saturday also saw us attending a friends 30th. Again purely down to lack of organisation we didn’t eat before we went, which meant we were both really hungry when they wheeled out the pizza buffet. I’d like to tell you that I resisted temptation, that I am so virtuous that I was able to walk away from all the pizza and snacked on seeds and nuts in the corner. Alas, I am human and I did have pizza, only one slice, but pizza never the less topped off with 2 glasses of white wine.
If I’m honest I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would (the pizza not the wine obviously), and in the morning I paid for having wheat and/or the gluten for the first time in over 3 weeks as I had terrible stomach ache and my abdomen was like a balloon.
Despite all the craziness last week, I did manage to squeeze in a little exercise. I was doing quite well with my ab work out, until I pulled a muscle sneezing and I’ve been out of action since. Even swimming was painful and I only managed a fraction of what I would normally swim.
A week to write off maybe?
So Here Is Week #4 Progress
My Fav Foods This Week
Breakfast: Continuing my usual green smoothie supercharged with Manuka honey, Chia seeds and Matcha tea
Lunch: Sunshine Quinoa Salad
Dinner: Steak with hand cut chips and pesto stuffed mushrooms
Snacks: Naked bars and Peaches
Daily Water Consumption: only about 1L a day (need to up this again)
Alcohol Consumption: 2 glasses of wine ( I know, naughty naughty)
Exercise: 1x1098m swim; 1x1025m swim; 2x 45min cardio sessions in the gym, but no core exercises due to injury
Weight Loss: 0 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 10.5 lbs
(I even forgot to take a scales picture- what was I saying about organisation!)
So sadly I am not going to reach my target of a stone loss by the time I’m 40. Also this will be the last time I weigh myself for 2 weeks, as we will be away next week. The big 4-0 birthday is this weekend, and then were off to New York for 5 days. My plan is damage limitation, to try and maintain my weight loss, but we’ve all got to live right?
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