November to date

Fast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boring bit…

Sat 2nd + Sunday 3rd

Sure I made gym but no record(s)

Monday 4th – Friday 8th

NOT a good week.

Hubby away and I hadn’t planned and lacked motivation somewhat, don’t know why but there was lots of dominoes.

Sat 9th + Sunday 10th

I know I made gym but no record(s)

Monday 11th

Back on track, Mark home.

Thursday 14th – Monday 18th

Weighed in (in Manchester) = I lost -4lb!!!

No idea where that came from but I’ll take it!

Tho I had quite bad fluid retention in calves ankles and that has cleared, so…

Road trip to Manchester to see the stage production of Wicked with my mum+sis, AWESOME!

Had a gorgeous meal out before the show too.

I was soOo good this w/e; chose flat coffees instead of mochas at services, had bananas with me & avoided sandwiches, on both legs of the journey(+home).

Went out for an hours walk with my dad & he dog 2 days.

Took own made curry to have whilst everyone else had take out!

My reward…

Thursday 21st

…+1/2lb!

Fri 22nd – to date

Had an AWESOME girls w/e on a hen do in London. We went to a burlesque club, the acts were phenomenal, and the host/compare equally so. Most of the group were on a tight budget so we stayed in a hostel! A 1st for me. I was VERY dubious, and happily VERY surprised! It was great! VERY clean and for £40 a night!

BUT, I was NOT good this w/e, have drunk faAar too much and eaten faAar too much, but Mark & I have had fun, and you’re supposed to enjoy the journey eh?!

So we won’t hold our breath for a loss this week!

 

Bit more interesting ponderings bit…

I have relaxed, as I said I would, and metaphorically speaking ditched the scales.

My little devil has been whispering to me re more cardio but I have restrained it to increased stairamastery at mo; 20mins on each w/e session, but I know I should be trying to get away with as little cardio as poss this far out so I still have that bullet in my arsenal. And extra cardio before getting diet more compliant is THE wrong way to do things. So I must just continue to concentrate on diet compliance. I’m made massouive leaps forward this year in the variation of foods I now have in my diet, and I know I can lose and still have a couple of glasses of wine each week.

I am noticing just how lactose intolerant I am. I can have max 1-2 milky soya coffees a day 100mls each and 1 yogurt, but they cannot be at same sitting, there must be a couple hours gap, else I get reflux.  Similarly I’ve noticed again how ANY chocolate gives me reflux! But not cheese! Phew!

To aid in my compliance/motivation across the week I got hubby to purchase some more PT sessions. I’ve got one a week until x-mas. This also is to give me ideas and help me move away from the body building type routines I’m doing which psychologically more than anything I need to break away from at mo (like diet).

 

Another awesome quote from those straight talking folk at Lean Bodies Consulting:

‘Am I The Only One Who Struggles?

Every so often I’ll get a client who asks me “Do you have any other clients who have such a hard time staying on plan? Am I the only one who struggles?”

So let me share this with you…EVERYONE STRUGGLES.

I have worked with lean people, obese people, rich people, and poor people and I can say without a doubt that, at some point, everyone has a tough time making it work.

The difference between those who eventually succeed and those who don’t is that they don’t give up in the face of their struggles. Instead, they decide to fight relentlessly through those struggles whether it takes a week, a month, or a year.

They fail and they start again. They fail and they start again. They fail…and eventually…they get it right.

So if you’re struggling, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. But also note of the path of those who have succeeded.

Never give up’.

– Coach Mark

😀 xx

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Boring Update…October

Boring Update…October

Saturday 19th    

AWESOME session; Pull/Back. Just felt like body was working better, managed to keep abs tight on all reps/exercises & got some fantastic deep stretches too

Pull-Ups: 70kgs x15reps (1/3), 60×10 (1/3), 50×5 (1/5) – YaY! Abs nice n tight & great stretch & squeeze

CablePullyRows: 15kgx15reps (1/1), 20×10 (1/2), 25×5 (1/5), 30×5 (1/5), 35×5 (1/5), 40×10 (not full ROM just pulsing to finish) – YaY! Abs nice n tight & great stretch & squeeze

SLDL: 12kgx15reps, 14×10, 16×5 x3 (all 1/1) – YaY! Abs nice n tight & great stretch & squeeze

10mins stairbiatch

Stretching

GREAT session

Sunday 20th 

Good session; Push

CableX: 5kg(each stack) x15reps (1/1), 6.25×10(1/1), 7.5×5 (5/5), 10×5 x2sets (1/3+1/5) – Feeling strong on these today doin em 1st as DBs all busy, PB on 10s WoopWoop!

DB Inc Press: 12×10 (1/1) 14×5 (1/3), 16×5 (1/5) x3sets – NOT feeling great/strong on these today, tired after push on CableX, tho did increase weights on sets warming up with 12s rather than 10s so that’s ok.

MilitaryPress: 10kgsx15reps (1/1), 12.5×10 (1/1), 15×5(1/5), 17.5×5(1/5), 20×5(1/5-ish) – Felt great/strong

10mins stairbiatch – frickin LOVE it!

Stretching

Monday 21st

Hubby away all week so I made a BIG batch of pasta to satisfy comfort eating cravings but within plan. Was frickin AWESOME!

He’s taken my car so I’ll be cycling/walking to/frm work all week.

Wednesday 23rd   

Bleurgh!  I don’t feel tip top. But whilst I over ate on a late night movie snack of low fat supa noodles & quorn it was free, on SW plan & most importantly not dominoes! & that is THE only goal this week! Previously when marks been away I’ve lost the plot BIG style, so just to stick to on plan foods even if there’s a little too much of it will be massouive progress for me!

Thursday 24th  

OhMyGosh! I lost -1.5lb!!! SoOo chuffed! I really wasn’t sure what result wud b from eating pasta every night!

Friday 25th

Day off so took advantage of a quiet week day gym; Pull/Back:

Pull-Ups: 70kgs x15reps (1/3), 60×10 (1/3), 50×5 (1/5), 45×5 (1/5), 40×5 (1/5) – OMG! PB!!! YaY! Abs nice n tight & great stretch & squeeze

CablePullyRows: 15kgx15reps (1/1), 20×10 (1/2), 25×5 (1/5), 30×5 (1/5), 35×5 (1/5) – Abs nice n tight & great stretch & squeeze

SLDL: 12kgx15reps, 14×10, 16×5 x5, 18×5 x2sets (all 1/1) – YaY! Abs nice n tight & great stretch & squeeze

10mins stairbiatch

Stretching

GREAT session

Sat 26th & Sun 27th  

Push on Sun – as Fri don’t recall a bad session but don’t have particulars, lets face it it’d look pretty much like last push session!

Tues 29th  

Bleughh! 40th bday today!

Had a loverley lunch up town with hubby at: http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/

Thurs 31st  

AWOL from SW weigh in feeling a little ropey

WootWoot! Got my 1st award!

Half Stone

 

 

 

 

 

The boring bit…

Friday 4th  

Powerwalk to/frm work

Saturday 5th  

Push

DB Inc Press: 10kgx15reps (1/1), 12×10 (1/1) 14×5 (1/5), 16×5 (1/5), 18×5 (1/5)- felt great/strong

CableX: 5kg(each stack) x15reps (1/1), 6.25×10(1/1), 7.5×5 (5/5) x3sets

MilitaryPress: 10kgsx15reps (1/1), 12.5×10 (1/1), 15×5(1/5), 17.5×5(1/5), 20×5(1/5-ish)

10mins stairbiatch

Stretching

Great session

Sunday 6th

Pull

Pull-Ups: 70kgs x15reps (1/3), 60×10 (1/3), 50×5 (1/5) x3sets – still feeling strong and managing to keep abs tight throughout, with some concentration!
CablePullyRows: 15kgx15reps (1/1), 20×10 (1/2), 25×5 (1/5), 30×5 (1/5), 35×5 (1/5)

SLDL: 12kgx15reps, 14×10, 16×5 x3 (all 1/1) – great mind muscle connection great squeeze
10mins stairbiatch
Stretching
GREAT session

Monday 7th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Tuesday 8th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Wednesday 9th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Thursday 10th 

OMG!!!! I lost 3.5lb!!! and got my ½ stone (7lb) award!

WoooOoooHoooOooo!!!

Celebrated with some butter on my baked potato at dinner and a little on my blueberry protein pancake for pud!

Friday 11th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Sat 12th

Push

DB Inc Press: 10kgx15reps (1/1), 12×10 (1/1) 14×5 (1/5), 16×5 (1/5), 18×5 (1/5, 20×5 (1/5- WoopWoop PB!!!

CableX: 5kg(each stack) x15reps (1/1), 6.25×10(1/1), 7.5×5 (5/5) x3sets

MilitaryPress: 10kgsx15reps (1/1), 12.5×10 (1/1), 15×5(1/5), 17.5×5(1/5), 20×5(1/5-ish)

10mins stairbiatch

Stretching

Great session

Enjoyed some Sushi for lunch, NOM!

Awesome cheat meal for dinner; steak & chips from our beloved M&S and a delish bottle of red from Aldi!

Sun 13th

Played at domestic goddess; Poached chicken breasts for week in slow cooker as usual and then made spicy parsnip soup with stock, NOM!

Mon 14th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Tues 15th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Wed 16th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Played at domestic goddess again! Roast chicken dinner with SW friendly roasties, NOM!

Thurs 17th

Cycle to/frm work

– 1/2lb – that’s fine….

 

Bit more interesting ponderings bit…

I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed with just 1/2lb loss, I know it’s a loss & not a gain, but…

I’m starting to get anxious about/focused on the scales and weigh in, don’t like feeling like that, I haven’t for this past 12 weeks. Just focussed on the programme and being as compliant as I feel able.

So I’m going back to ‘that’, ditching the scales, metaphorically speaking, I’ll still weigh in each week, but I am only going to think about sticking to the plan. The scales will say what they will say, so long as when I stand on them each week I can feel confident in my compliance to the programme and that the weight loss will come if I just remain compliant, a la: https://hififi.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/what-a-difference-a-day-makes/

 

Plenty of women have lost and are maintaining amazing weight losses faAar in excess of what I hope to achieve, so there is no reason why it won’t happen for me. I’ve only been on the ExtraEasy plan for 2 weeks, I need to focus on that and it does still take abitov concentration/planning for me.

Another awesome quote from those straight talking folk at Lean Bodies Consulting:

Fat Loss “Winning Formulas”

You can’t really say a protocol or diet/training strategy worked or was ‘successful’ or you found a winning formula or that you got great results from it – ie. tons of cardio, low cals, low carbs – just because you got in shape and looked good on your chosen day.

Were you able to maintain and sustain it? Close to it? What happened after the fact?

Something that WORKS doesn’t just work in the short term, it just works period. An approach that is successful certainly doesn’t come with consequences that make it harder to achieve next time.

A ‘winning’ strategy provides results that are maintainable with a plan that is sustainable. If you flat out CAN’T maintain it and the methodology is not sustainable, it’s not a winning strategy. In fact, I’d call it a losing strategy, regardless of the short-term outcome because it winds up making things worse, even under the guise of apparent short-term success.

 Think bigger picture.

 – Erik’

Boy do I know this 1st hand.

I got in the bestest shape of my life when I completed in 2010 but it was a tough ask. I didn’t learn healthy eating habits, I learnt extreme eating habits.

I don’t regret what I did, faAar from it.

The brief I gave my trainer was clear and in the time we had she worked frickin miracles!

Had it not been for that experience I might never have stepped in stage this lifetime (being unsure whether it is in my future again or not).

Had it not been for that experience I would not know what I could be. I hope to attain a similar condition again, but this time at a MUCH slower pace, no deadline pressures and with LOTS of fun thrown in!

To that end I’ve altered/will be altering the title/description of this blog.

I most definitely will NOT be stepping on stage next year.

I need time to reach and maintain a healthy weight/balance, then and only then will I contemplate competing again.

 

Have a great week everyone

😀 xx

 

 

 

 

YaY!

Do vs say

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boring bit…

Friday 20th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Saturday 21st

Push

DB Inc Press: 10kgx15reps (1/1), 12×10 (1/1) 14×5 (1/5), 16×5 (1/5), 18×5 (1/5)- felt great/strong

CableX: 5kg(each stack) x15reps (1/1), 6.25×10(1/1), 7.5×5 (5/5) x3sets – Mmm, back up from 2 wks ago? Seems I’m stronger warmed up doin press 1st? Felt I cud almost have gone to 10 on last, but knew wundt be full ROM so stuck with 7.5 and REALLY sloOowed down

MilitaryPress: 10kgsx15reps (1/1), 12.5×10 (1/1), 15×5(1/5), 17.5×5(1/5), 20×5(1/5-ish) – Felt great/strong

10mins stairbiatch – frickin LOVE it!

Stretching

Great session

Sunday 22nd

Pull

Pull-Ups: 70kgs x15reps (1/3), 60×10 (1/3), 50×5 (1/5) x3sets – Massive increase/decrease from last session! Tho noticed abs not as tight throughout CablePullyRows: 15kgx15reps (1/1), 20×10 (1/2), 25×5 (1/5), 30×5 (1/5), 35×5 (1/5) – LOVE these! Strict form, great! SLDL: 12kgx15reps, 14×10, 16×5 x3 (all 1/1) – great mind muscle connection great squeeze 10mins stairbiatch Stretching GREAT session

Monday 23rd

Powerwalk to/frm work

Tuesday 24th

5miles cycled & legs: LegPress: 50kgx15reps x5sets (all 1/1) SumoSuat: 20kgx15reps x5sets (all 1/1) Lunges: TRX – my fat x 10reps each leg x5sets – VERY sweaty! Gonna stick with this forabit, can feel I’m letting abs go need to focus on keeping them tight throughout. Stretching Sweating LOTS & LOTS! – GREAT session!

Wednesday 25th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Thursday 26th

Hubbies Bday!

We started off ok, going for a brisk 2mile walk before our brunch of salmon & eggs.

W had a fun evening just the pair of us, but over did it on the wine…

Friday 27th

…and ended up in the gym around 9am…for a full cooked breakii! (off work).

It hit the spot and we were almost human, but we did not perform a lot of any activity!

Sat 28th

Still not a lot of activity occurring!

Sun 29th

Played at domestic goddess again!

Poached chkn beasts for week in slow cooker with fresh rosemary & thyme & stock, when chkn was done/removed them and added lentils, onion & mixed beans to stock to make a hearty broth, whilst that was bubbling away, also made tomato & basil & pea & mint soups! NOM!

Mon 30th

Still not a lot of activity occurring!

Off work, never good when I’m off.

1st – 3rd

Powerwalking to/from work resumed but diet still leaves a LOT to be desired.

The result of ‘not a lot of activity occurring’ and ‘diet leaving a LOT to be desired’ = 2.5lb gain!

But I’m ok!…read on…

 

Bit more interesting ponderings bit…

I’m never great with diet/exercise with time off. I like a routine and don’t do well when the parameters are removed.

So it was abitova weird week when I had a rather MASSIVE breakthrough mentally last Thursday/Friday (25th/26th) but then lost the plot and kinda celebrated my breakthough all week! LoL!

I was flicking through my SW book, thinking about my strategy for next 12weeks and contemplating trying their new(er) ExtraEasy plan.The  ExtraEasy plan allows protein, carbs and veggies to be eaten at same meal, basically 1/3 of each, whereas the old school red/green days were more like food combining, restricting one or another food group.

I was telling hubby, whilst out for our stroll, and it suddenly occurred to me that using red/green days is very much me still wanting to control my eating and be able to exclude food groups.

Up till this point I haven’t felt ready or able to think about the ExtraEasy plan, but I think I am now. ExtraEasy would force me to eat protein/carbs/veggies at each meal, and not exclude/monitor/control a food group, kinda like *EeeeKkkk* normal people do!

ExtraEasy would also make it easier for me NOT to do all my manic prep each Sun.

Whilst preparation is everything!  It’s a big part of me controlling my food and would be good for me to let go (at least for a while).

I still feel pretty awesome about this breakthrough!

 

Have a great week everyone

😀 xx

What a difference a day makes!

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The boring bit…

Friday 6th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Saturday 7th

Push

CableX: 5kg(each stack) x15reps (1/1), 6.25×10(1/1), 6.25×5 (5/5) x3sets – Mmm, down on last wk?

DB Inc Press: 10kgx15reps (1/1), 12×10 (1/1) 14×5 (1/5), 16×5 (1/5), 18×5 (1/5)- felt great/strong

MilitaryPress: 10kgsx15reps (1/1), 12.5×10 (1/1), 15×5(1/5), 17.5×5(1/5), 20×5(1/5-ish) – Felt great/strong

7mins stairbiatch (up1)

Stretching

Great session

Sunday 8th

Pull

Pull-Ups: 70kgs x15reps (1/3), 65×10 (1/3), 60×5 (1/5), 55×5 (1/4), 50×5 (1/5) – AWESOME stretch/full ROM frickin LOVE these! Noticed I’m able to keep abs tight throughout which is awesome progress!

CablePullyRows: 15kgx15reps (1/1), 20×10 (1/2), 25×5 (1/5), 30×5 (1/5), 35×5 (1/5) – LOVE these! Strict form, great!

SLDL: 10kgx15reps, 12×12, 14×10, 16×8, 18×6 (all 1/1) – WoopWoop! Hammies felt strong, mmm, no probs with grip tonight.

7mins stairbiatch (increase of 1min)

Stretching

GREAT session

Monday 9th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Tuesday 10th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Wednesday 11th

Cycle to/frm work

Legs:

LegPress: 50kgx15reps, 60×10, 80×5, 90×5, 100×5 (all 1/1)

SumoSuat: 20kgx15reps (1/1) 22×10 (1/1), 24×5 (1/1), 24×5 (3/1), 24×5 (5/1) – focussing on strict form, concentrating on keeping abs tight whole time LOVE these!

Lunges: YaY! Found the TRX – my fat x 10reps each leg x5sets (all 1/1) – MAJOR rear lunges stretching & hitting the glute tie in nicely, VERY sweaty!

No starbiatch tonight as didn’t do legs last week nor the lunges the week before when I last did legs.

Stretching

Sweating LOTS & LOTS! – GREAT session!

Thursday 12th

Rest day – Drive to from work.

13th – 19th

Maintained weight.

VERY happy with that.

I took helping friends move as an excuse to slip off plan.

I managed to stick to plan Sat, and was fine with the cheat take out we ordered Sat pm.

I’m lactose intolerant, Mark & I normally share a korma and a more tomatoey curry, but for whatever reason I had just/all korma. I normally get away with the share but not a whole portion! I was quite poorly. Had to take Monday off work!

So no exercise Mon and had missed gym Sat/Sun.

Walked to work Tues, but with podcast not clubland as feeling low on energy (& motivation).

Cycled Wed, with great intentions of going to gym pm to do legs. But the friends completed today and so we spent some time with them enjoying a coffee in their new digs.

 

Bit more interesting ponderings bit…

Right!

13 weeks till x-mas! Lets do this!

I am FULL of positivity and enthusiasm today! LOVE it!

I have planned my SW diet spreadsheet and am well on track for the week. I’ve realised I’m craving carbs with the drop in temperature, so I’m gonna go with it and have the carb days allowed on the plan on a w/e. It doesn’t look unlike a carb backloading type plan TBH, so happy with that. Hopefully sating the cravings at the w/e will help me stay on track rest of week better.

I’ve had some weak moments this week but I didn’t have weak days as I would have previously which is progress for me. I thought ok, so I’m not totally on plan caving in to cravings each evening at dinner, but that’s no reason to trash the whole day! YaY for me!

SW do their own muesli type bar to help sate a sweet tooth, BaAad idea! I thought they would help, and I ‘spose initially they did, but I’ve been like a woman possessed this past week, so not getting anymore of them! I have some quest protein bars in the cupboard, I’ll utilise them,  they have ‘Syns’ so I’ll cut them up, I just need a small bite of something sweet with my coffee after dinner.

My fitness is nicely back up to speed so I just need to knuckle down and stick to the plan and suck it up (if need be).

With 13 weeks a stone (14lbs/6.3kg) looks MORE than doable, even double that! (Oh yes when I positive, I’m FULL of it, LoL!). but a great post from Lean bodies consulting will be borne in mind:

“A lot of people get tied to the idea of losing “X number of pounds per week” when, in reality, we don’t really have any influence over how much weight our body decides to lose at all.

 The only thing we do have influence over is the BEHAVIORS responsible for bringing about those outcomes.

 So there are really three lessons here…

1)      While it will never seem fast enough, if you’re making any progress (regardless of how small it is) it is still good progress.

2)      Focus on the things you can control (behaviours) and stop fixating on the things you can’t (outcomes).

      Do those things (the things you can control – behaviours) with

      relentless consistency.

3)      Be patient.

       If you’re doing what you need to do, and the results are

       coming slowly, you will eventually reach your goal.

       But it is going to take time.

       Accept this”.

 

So I will stick to the plan and hopefully my body will play ball and I’ll have some AWESOME results for you/us!

 

The podcast of choice that I’m listening to at the moment is:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/phil-learney-nutrition-performance/id687834141

He’s quite technical but I just love his northern accent and he talk a LOT of sense!

 

Have a great week everyone

😀

xx

Still not the most riviting writing eva!

Dinner!

The boring bit:

9th – 22nd

WT#??!!??

No gym, wine most nights, plenty sugary treats = -1.5lb!

I’ll take it but will also not rely on my method(s)!

23rd – 29th

– 0.5lb, very happy with that!

28th

1st night back in gym for a month & I choose Legs!

LegPress: 50kgx15reps x5sets

Lunges: TRX has disappeared in refit!  just my fat as 10reps each leg, than something twinged!  SumoSuat: 22kgx10reps x5sets – really strict form, concentrating on keeping abs tight whole time, twinge doesn’t seem to b serious

5mins starbiatch

Stretching

Sweating LOTS & LOTS! – GREAT session!

30th – 5th

Meh, -0.5lb

31st

Pull:

Pull-Ups: 70kgs x15reps, 65×10, 60×5 (1/5), 55×5 (1/5), 50×5 (1/5) – AWESOME stretch/full ROM frickin LOVE these!

Rows: 15kgx15reps (1/1), 20×10 (1/1), 25×5 (1/5), 30×5 (1/5), 35×5 (1/5) – LOVE these! Strict form great!

SLDL: 10kgx15reps, 12×12, 14×10, 16×8, 18×6 – WoopWoop! Hammies felt strong, but grip gave out  must get some straps

6mins stairbiatch

Stretching

GREAT session

1st

Push:

DB Inc Press: 10kgx15reps (1/1), 12×10 (1/1) 14×5 (1/5), 16×5 (1/5), 18×5 (1/5)- felt great/strong

CableX: 5kg(each stack) x15reps (1/1), 6.25×10(1/1), 7.5×5 (5/5) x3sets – Great! strong

MilitaryPress: 10kgsx15reps (1/1), 12.5×10 (1/1), 15×5(1/5), 17.5×5(1/5), 20×5(1/5-ish) – OweeEee! great/strong

6mins stairbiatch

Stretching

Great session

Last blog I was going to post about the 5:2 diet.

My mum+sis have had great success with it and I thought It could help boost my efforts. But I tried a couple of low carb days as a tester and it did not go well! (hence the pic for the post)

I still think it could be a great solution for many though:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fast-Diet-intermittent-fasting-ebook/dp/B00AW8UK0K/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376654794&sr=1-2&keywords=5+2+diet

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fast-Diet-Recipe-calorie-controlled-ebook/dp/B00CAWAJMK/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376654794&sr=1-6&keywords=5+2+diet

The other thing I’d like to share is a group on FB – Lean Body Consulting:

https://www.facebook.com/LBCOnlineCoaching?hc_location=stream

These guys talk a LOT of sense including:

A lot of people get tied to the idea of losing “X number of pounds per week” when, in reality, we don’t really have any influence over how much weight our body decides to lose at all.

 

The only thing we do have influence over is the BEHAVIORS responsible for bringing about those outcomes.

 

So there are really three lessons here…

 

1)      While it will never seem fast enough, if you’re making any progress (regardless of how small it is)

it is still good progress.

 

2)      Focus on the things you can control (behaviours) and stop fixating on the things you can’t (outcomes).

      Do those things (the things you can control – behaviours) with

      relentless consistency.

 

3)      Be patient.

       If you’re doing what you need to do, and the results are

       coming slowly, you will eventually reach your goal.

       But it is going to take time.

       Accept this’

Have a great week y’all!

😀 xx

BlaBla..Still abit boOoring..But I did go on my jollies!

    2nd – 8th

Had planned to be ultra good and weigh in in Cheshire on the 1st whilst visiting my M&D, BUT, I’d forgotten it was their anniversary…on the 1st! 43years! They are soOo gorgeous, still fancy each other, fabulous!
So I treated them to dinner out instead, it was fricking Dlicious! If you’re in the area check out Ciao’s http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g528793-d1316275-r72277740-Ciao_Restaurant-Stockport_Greater_Manchester_England.html
Had a loverley break with the family including a day at the Zoo, great fun, HIGHLY recommended! http://www.chesterzoo.org/?gclid=CKXk3aWr_7gCFcTItAod6nsAqg
I made some healthier choices but was quite relaxed too, post holiday weigh in = +1.5lb = VERY pleased with that actually! Could easily b water retention with not drinking much water combined with nomming LOTS of carbs! Not worried at all.

    8th – 15th August

8th
Mmm, not really feeling like getting back into the swing of things particularly quickly. Didn’t stay to SW meeting tonight as picking Mark up from station as he’s been up to Newcastle to see his M&D, bitova cop out really, I knew I’d’ve gained and didn’t want to stay, he cud’ve easily got a taxi, but I did want to see him and enjoy a nice meal with him…CURRY!

9th
Forgot to take meat outov freezer for dinner so had to swing by M&S on way home. I was hungry, NOT good, lots of nommy food jumped into my basket as I was wandering round!

10th
Loverley nommy Full English breakii. M&S provided dinner too, slightly healthier pasta with some token salad and erm…garlic bread!

11th
Erm..some crumpets may have jumped into our basket whilst shopping for dinner last night!

    12th – 14th

Walked to work Mon/Tues/Wed to get back into swing of things. Diet back on track tho did have a large glass of wine with dinner each evening.
Feeling loooads slimmer this week, but then realised it’s not cos I’ve lost a ton of weight off of my tummy, my boobs are bigger! Must be hormonal, certainly felt it last night!
Was good and did 30mins of foam rollaring on legs each night, Ouchy! But has helped/is helping, will definitely incorporate this into weekly training regime.

15th
Cycled to work, knee seemed ok, but just ok, I can feel a LOT more foam rollaring is required. Think I’ll be happier walking to work rather than cycling most days.
And historically it was walking that got me my weight loss success, so…
Weigh-in = -0.5lb!!!
Totally doesn’t feel deserved after the way Mark & I led each other astray on diets at w/e but I’ll take it! 😉

Right I’m off to formulate a more inspiring blog update for you!
Have an awesome week everyone!
🙂 xx