March 3

Day one of month two

It’s lunch time and I haven’t done any exercise today but the day isn’t over, and although I truly believe that getting it done early is the best way; not only do you have the rest of the day to do whatever you want, but also there’s less time to make excuses, it’s not the end of the day and I need to stop with the excuses!

Get it done early
Get it done early

The last month I have in general been very good about exercise. I get up in the morning and go to crossfit, then I either run or do pilates or yoga. I have made these my routine and what I base my day around. I believe it’s important to have a routine and to know not only when you are going to do exercise but also what you are going to eat and at what time. Month 2 I will make more of an effort with the food I eat and when I eat it.

We’ve been trying to follow a ‘not-fully-strict-but-nearly-there’ Paleo diet and have on the whole been very good with it. I have learnt to substitute noodles with zoodles, spaghetti with squash-ghetti and rice with cauliflower rice and honestly have enjoyed it. But the issue is that anything you want to make ‘healthy’ you can; chocolate chip cookies, brownies, carrot cake. However how ‘healthy’ are they? Yes the replacement of processed sugar with coconut nectar or raw honey is a step in the right direction, but am I substituting one addiction with another? I was never one to snack on sweet stuff but now that I am trying to be healthy I have all of a sudden got these ridiculous cravings for sweets and I have no idea why!

For the next 2 weeks I am going to try and cut out all sugar; so no more baking, cut out dairy; whaaaaa no cheese, cut out tomatoes; and this is a strange one but I think they are part of the cause of my tummy issues and gas…gross. So a 2 week experiment (I know my experiments often get forgotten and as with this writing, I get side tracked, but I am clearing my pantry and will try my hardest!)

At the end of the day I need to remember what I want to accomplish…do I want to continue seeing the flabby reflection in the mirror or do I want to see this…. 😉

Believe you can and you are half way there...
Believe you can and you are half way there…

Right i’m off to the gym for my (at least) 5km and some core work!!!

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January 30

Fitness challenge – Day 2..

Pahh to anything that tries to get in the way!
Pahh to anything that tries to get in the way!

Day 2 – 63.7kg. Appreciate this could go up and down through water but i’m happy with it for now!!

So i’ve added loads more water to my daily intake – and so have my loo visits. I’ve felt good though (even though it woke me up in the middle of the night..)

No real food cravings just yet. The smell of chocolate stopped me in my tracks though….

Exercise consisted of a body pump class at 9:30am and a 5km run at 6pm. Pushed through and know I will be sore tomorrow!

Lunch was left over salmon from last night and dinner a yum chicken and veg thai red curry with cauliflower rice – hey hey no white carbs and was super delish! Breakfast was perhaps not the best option, but I took advantage of it being post work out and had greek yoghurt with gluten free granola and ground flaxseed…loved it. Might see how I go this week with yoghurt as a breakfast and then next week with more of a protein breakie and compare the 2.

I’ve been wearing a nike fuel band since Christmas now, setting the ‘fuel points’ to 3300 and since moving over to the States a week ago, where there is no pedestrian life, today was the first day I reached my point goal. MUST WALK MORE!

And we continue x

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January 29

Quote of the day…

During a yoga class the teacher recited the following quote from St Francis of Assisi. I think it’s pretty awesome;

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; suddenly you are doing the impossible”

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