How are the weeks going by so fast! I have just over 2 months to get into shape, and I feel like this week I have gone backwards, with Easter eggs, a roast dinner, an afternoon tea party and a fair few glasses of Prosecco.
It’s high time I started following a training plan to get me into PR shape for my 10Ks in May ( I have accidentally signed up for 3 10ks in a two week period!), and for the London-Brighton bike ride. Tomorrow I’ll post my training plan for the next couple of weeks, although I am technologically challenged so it will probably not be an ‘easy to download’ number like you see on other blogs. I’ll work on it!
So here are the stats:
Starting Weight (25/03/13): 66.7kg
Today’s Weight (02/04/13): 65.4kg
So that’s a 1.3kg weight loss, and obviously I am really pleased with any sort of weight loss. But I don’t think I deserve that much in a week, especially not this week, so I think it might be water retention. Something I have been working hard on this week is drinking enough water, and cutting way back on processed foods, and that is obviously working!
I’ve been choosing healthy options for lunch, including large salads from my favourite restaurant, Pure. These are so big that I usually save half for lunch the following day, and top it up with a few handfuls of spinach.
I am making sure that I am snacking on fruit, especially in the afternoons, and although I do still indulge in a little bit of chocolate with a cup of tea at 4.30, I am fine with it. All eaten at my desk 🙁
Things that that I think are working towards my weight loss goal, is upping the amount of water I’m drinking by keeping a bottle on my desk, and attending lunchtime classes at the gym. Fitting more exercise into my schedule is helping me burn calories as well as make healthy choices after the gym! Plus the water keeps me feeling full and hydrated, my skin is already looking better too- bonus!
Goals for next week include sticking to my training plan, and making good choices when I’m out with friends. It is all too easy to say yes to another glass of wine, or to sharing plate of chips when everyone else is. I need to keep focused, and not be afraid to be laughed at, I know that I will feel strong, confident and self assured in 9 weeks time if I stick to it.
What are your goals this week? They could be exercise, diet, work based? What do you struggle with the most when trying to maintain a healthy life balance?