Back to taking this seriously, made a good start this week.
I have not done a Get Fit Mummy post for the longest time. I had kind of reached a plateau, was bored of trying to plan and eat healthy “diet” food, and to be honest, I love my food too much, and I struggle with the idea of salads, and cutting back. It’s a mentality that I need to get back into.
But, we are off on holiday in 5 weeks time, so I am trying to get motivated. I would like to loose a little bit of weight, so I can treat myself to some new summer clothes, then carry on, and reach a good goal weight.
I am kick starting things by doing the 5:2 diet. I actually find not eating, much easier than having to plan meals and as I find eating breakfast at a normal time challenging and fitting meals in around work and being busy with the kids, the 5:2 diet works. The days I fast, I drink black coffee, herbal tea, with a bowl of miso soup, then a simple meal of protein and veg in the evening. This takes me to about 500 calories, and of course I am drinking lots of water, as well. I can manage this, quite easily and so far, I have done two days this week, and not wanted to hurt anyone because I am hungry and have resisted the urge to snack or graze on sweet things. On my non fast days, I plan to eat normally but reduce my sugar and processed carb consumption. I am hoping to see a reasonable weight loss, if I do this for a month. LSH is joining me, as he also wants to loose a little weight, pre our summer holidays. Dinner tonight is grilled chicken with some herb mix, to give it a bit of flavour and steamed broccoli.
I am not going to share my weight goal, for this week, I am going to start that next week. I also get the results of the MRI I had done, on my knee, tomorrow, which will hopefully tell us what is happening, and if I need surgery, to repair damage, or if I can carry on with just physiotherapy, and treating the pain, and start exercising again.
So that’s it, back on the band wagon, taking this seriously now. Get Fit Mummy!