Sunday, 29 August 2010

~~The 3 f's Food, Friends, Fitness~~~

Ok well today I am feeling very tired, had a great night last night and had a few drinks with my friend T. I also had pizza and a packet of crisps. The food was had by me and T when we came home from the club. We had a real laugh while getting ready for a our night out and then we went on to a club. The club was good and was nice to do a bit of dancing. I had such a good time, did not even worry if I was to drunk or if my dancing was rubbish. I must admit this is a nice bit about getting older all your doubts go and you no longer worry about what other people think, you just have a good time. Me and T have been friends a long time, we don't see each other often as life gets in the way, but T is one of my best friends and always will.
As I mentioned earlier we consumed pizza and crisps when we got home, I did not worry about the calories as I know its fine to let go some times and we did dance most of the night. I did not worry about calorie counting as I am starting to relax a little about calorie counting as some days I am more hungry then others and the calories normally end up balancing out at the end of the week. I also know that some bad food choices does not undo all my hard work.
This week I have not been to the gym as much as I would really like to, but I have been working out at home using my 30 day shred dvd and done all 3 levels for 3 days in a row. I remember when I first got the dvd I could hardly manage level 1 and now I can do all the levels with 2.5kg weights I am also able to keep up with the advance girl in the dvds and have a new love for rock star jumps, which really get the heart rate going. If you are looking for a workout dvd to really kick you into shape, I would say 150% get this dvd. I really think it has help me shape up and get lean, also makes you strong with all the press ups. I can now do full sit ups rocky style, I love the site up likes this and you can really feel you back and legs working.

What dvds do you love and what new exercises are you going to do this week???

Monday, 16 August 2010

Lovelies mission for the Perfect figure: Pictures and a week is a long time.

Lovelies mission for the Perfect figure: Pictures and a week is a long time.: "Well the school holidays are still going and it is a week since my son has been here. Bless him he is lovely hard work sometimes, but I love..."

Pictures and a week is a long time.

Well the school holidays are still going and it is a week since my son has been here. Bless him he is lovely hard work sometimes, but I love him to bits. He has today been playing ds two player with Josh so that has kept him happy. Think Mia feels a little left out, so I have been getting some extra cuddles.

I am surviving the school holidays just lol. Who has kids off school and how they finding it.

My plan for the school holidays was to stay on maintenance calories, but felt this was not right for me at the moment, because I want to get to goal. So have changed to 1lb a week loss, which will be nice a steady way to lose. I will be eating all my exercise calories as I find I need all the calories, normally the day after a hard training or gym session.

This week I am going back to clean eating and not having diet coke,junk food, processed food, no cakes, etc etc. When i cut out all of these I feel so much better, today I have woken up very blotted, and feeling very tired. I also have a bad headache and I am sure this is down to not have any fizzy drinks or sugar. I know the headaches wont last long only a couple of days and also no sugar will sort out my poor bloated belly.

Funny how you learn how food and drink effects your body and this time last year would have just had nurofen and hope for the best. I have not taken a tablet in months and no I will never need to unless a doctor tells me too.

Also this week Justagirl has started Oueration Butt Kick, perfect timing for me and you must check it out Jo is amazing and I got great results last time.

I will be doing my before pictures today, and will post them when the challenge finishes in 8 weeks time. I just hope I am happy with the results. Part of my weight loss travel has really been effected by pictures, as they say the camera never lies, well I wish it did back in January when I saw a very fat, overweight and blotted lovely, I really did think i look good that night oh how wrong. I can thank the pictures now as I know I will never look or be that weight again.

How did you all get started on your weight loss travel, how have pictures effected you?

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

~~~School holidays, kids, size 8 dress, plan ahead. ~~~~

Well the last few weeks have not been so good food wise. I have pin pointed it down to the fact, one I dont get enough me time for getting to the gym and two I have been inundated with children. The last two weeks I have had my hubbies two boys, which has been very challenging. Today I have picked my son up from his dads, my son is staying for 3 weeks. With the school holidays in full swing it has been a lot of food on the go. I know this food is no good but not wanting to do a full shop with the kids it has been the food of choice for the time being.

Also last week was my hubbies birthday so we had a few lunches out and a family meal .I am still in control of what I eat and it has not been to over the top, but it has not been very clean or elimination friendly.

Even though the food has not been so good, I have not put on any weight and I also was able to buy size 8 dresses, the dresses where in stretchy material but they fitted lovely and so nice to try on a ten and then the 10 being to big and having to get the size down which was a 8. So a very happy lovely I was indeed, I did a little cheer and my daughter was a little shocked bless her, we even did a little dance.

Exercise is good I just need to plan better. I did a abs class last night and a swim, so when I have the time and childcare its not a problem going.

So now I am thinking about going on maintenance for a few weeks, just while the kids are on the school holidays and then when my little daughter is back at nursery to get back on the diet wagon.

Also my plan is to eat maintenance calories but not to eat my exercise calories, what do you lovely people think, do you some times give your self a break about the diet and exercise.

I know it be adding more time while getting to my final goal, but really do think it will help me more in the long run.

How are you all getting on, All help and advice would be great.