So, week 4 of #GetFitMummy and I am really pleased with how I am doing. I seem to be loosing a steady 2lb or so a week, and people have said my face looks a bit thinner, which is a compliment, in a round about sort of way. One of my problems, or eating areas to tackle is portion control. I LOVE my food, and love eating, and would happily tuck into massive plates of pasta, loaded with cheese and sauce, for etc, but I am now finding that one way to help myself lose weight is to make sure my plate is not overloaded and also choosing what I put on my plate. A plate full of salad is great, but doesn’t fill me up, but adding a good portion of protein, helps. All common sense, and nothing really surprising, I know, but I have been lazy in my eating habits, so am retraining myself. No swimming this week, which was one of my goals, but I have been using the FitBug and have worked out I walk about 4 miles a day on my work days, and about 2-3 on non work days, because I am on my feet all day and walking about and up and down stairs. I need to increase my aerobic exercise, and I see the physiotherapist this week, for a final check on “the foot” and may be allowed to start running, which would be a brilliant piece of news. I am finding doing situps and crunches is painful, and not in a “working those muscles” good painful way, but a “this hurts, stop” kind of way, so I will be asking the physio for their advice on what I am doing wrong as well. Goals for this week:
- 30 mins of aerobic walking, daily.
- Swimming on Thursday afternoon
- Stick to diet plan, drink enough water daily. (I am finding I forget, and feel grotty)
- Load up my new iPhone with some good running tunes,
- find a “Couch to 5k” plan, which will hopefully help me to get back into running.
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