Who knew weight loss and general fitness enhancing could be so…fun? I have honestly had the best first week of my ‘healthy life overhaul’ that I could have wished for.
I have been going to the gym to do both cardio, resistance and swimming! When I was younger I swum for my county, and haven’t really do much since. I went yesterday and absolutely LOVED it – I’m aiming to go once a week, which I’m going to look forward to so much.
I’ve probably been to the gym 3 times since last Wednesday, and have been doing mostly cardio (running machine, rowing machine, cross trainer, bike) mixed with some light weights too. My mum actually came with me one of the days (she usually goes to gym classes but came on to the gym floor instead) and it was fantastic to have a gym buddy.
I’m really seeing the benefit of mixing it up with exercise. After swimming yesterday, muscles are aching that I didn’t even know I had! I’m going to go to a couple of classes next week too to really get some variety.
Diet is the part of a, well, diet that I find most difficult. I love food! But what I’ve found this week is that I’ve genuinely been enjoying healthier options.
For example, instead of crisps I’ve been LOVING these little beauties:
They taste amazing and the bag contains only 88 calories. 88! I usually have a bag after the gym and it just perks me up.
I’ve also discovered the best Special K bars that have ever been released:
They’re my favourite cereal bar at the moment! I like one of these if I’m having an energy lull, but what I’ve really been trying to eat is just lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Berries, apples, carrot sticks, grapes…I love and adore fruit, and it’s been a pleasure to incorporate it more into my diet.
For meals, I’ve been sticking to high-fibre cereal for breakfast, crumpets (they are SO low in calories, fat…basically everything!) or Weight Watches pitta breads for lunch and a healthy, balanced dinner. This has typically included vegetables in a low-fat sauce with rice, or a hearty salad.
I’ve been tempted a couple of times by sweet stuff, but haven’t struggled too much to be honest. I’m just a little bit proud of myself about that…
So, it’s the moment of truth…
Weekly weight loss: 4 lbs ** Total weight loss: 4 lbs
Woo hoo! I lost 4 pounds this week, and I’m so pleased – I know I’ve done it in a sensible, healthy way and I feel fantastic. It has really motivated me for the week ahead!