Now, I’m not quite “all over it”, but I’ve done pretty well this week I think. Headline news is that I am 4lbs down on my weigh in last week, which is really great. It’s not been the strictest of weeks, but it’s a dramatic improvement on the weeks that have gone before. Anyway, we have a #TransformationTuesday in the making…
Ignore the lovely face – it was very bright out on our walk today, and I should have remembered my sunglasses. I am hoping that in a month or so I will be able to post another picture with some noticeable progress. Every journey starts somewhere right?!
How has this week been different?
Food wise, we haven’t really planned too much. Luckily there have still been a couple of frozen meals from a batch cooking marathon I did a couple of weeks ago. A quick nip to Tesco to get some fresh veggies and milk, and we were away! One day I was incredibly late home, so we ordered takeaway, but other than that, we’ve been sensible. Breakfast has consisted of porridge, lunch has been soup or leftovers, and teas have been mostly freezer food. We’re actually beginning to use up some of the stuff in the cupboard that we’ve had for ages.
Favourite food thing this week: Stur squash. Beki, who blogs over at Miss Wheezy, wrote a post about Stur this week. They are doing free samples, so I thought I would give it a go, especially as I saw they have a peach iced tea flavour. My sample arrived really quickly, and it tastes exactly how I expected it to! Win!
Ooh.. I lied a bit. I have two favourite things – the second is Christmas pudding Nakd bars! They’re… well… Christmas puddingy without the calories of a Christmas pud!
Next up – exercise! I have a plan, and that plan has worked quite nicely this week. Of the 7 days, I completed 5, which I think is a good start. For the runs, I haven’t actually run as I don’t want to kill my knees off, so I’ve walked the distances. Matt joined me for kettlebells at the start of the week, and also came out on my long “run” today. I don’t think he’ll be joining me for kettlebells again – he doesn’t quite get that feeling of joy that I get from lobbing weights around. It’s probably not helped by a muscle twinge that he has been having in his shoulder either.
I’ve struggled a bit with yoga too. My wrist strength is noticeably poorer than it has been in the past, which makes any poses like downward dog, or even cat/cows intense. I can’t hold the poses for too long. I always thought that this was a problem only I really experienced (again, I don’t think the weight helps), but it seems I am not alone, and Ekhart Yoga have even posted a video to help build that strength.
I’m hoping that over the coming weeks and months, completing this video regularly will help me to progress more comfortably in my yoga.
Favourite exercise this week: My walk with Matt today. It was nice to get out in the fresh air, and he got to play with his camera too. Win all round!
Next week, I’m hoping to have eaten a little more into the cupboards and freezer, and then next weekend batch cook a few more meals and also make some soups. Exercise wise, I plan to start some gentle (read: super slow) running.
How has your week been?