Thursday, June 12, 2014

My weight loss journey's official start

A few weeks ago I got applauded for wanting to get back onto that proverbial weight loss wagon so quickly - but I need to confess, I lasted all of one day of healthy eating and didn't even get around to exercising.

However, my mindset is definitely in the right place now (after wanting to buy a new jersey and the size Large was too small, sob sob!)

This week, I started doing these exercises at home:


I can't even hold the plank for 20 seconds, so this challenge might take me a little bit longer than 30 days!

Every evening while putting Ella to sleep, I've been spending some time doing these exercises, as well as some additional kettlebell exercises.  It only takes me 10-15 minutes, but hey, it's better than nothing!

Our dinners this week have been steak and green beans, chicken coconut curry with sweet potato (my absolute favourite, this is like a comfort food dish!) and last night was savoury mince with baby marrows.  (Wyn and Mia had oven chips with their steak, rice with the chicken curry, and pasta with last night's mince.  It's not really much extra effort, and didn't bug me at all, my plate of food looked and tasted yummier than theirs each time!)

This morning I went to the gym and did a half-hour session (needed to get back home for Ella's feeding time) - but it felt good! I really want to aim to do my home exercises six nights a week, and then get to the gym at least twice a week, hopefully even more, but let's be realistic for now!

I'm already feeling less sluggish, and it's only day 4 of less "bad carbs". 
I'm on a roll, long may it last!
xx

11 comments:

  1. Good on you for getting back on track and trying again. I like this 30 day challenge...(even if the squats scare me)....I am going to give it a try too.

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    1. Oh yay, glad you wanna give it a try too!! :-D
      xx

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  2. Okay, you are inspiring me, definitely joining you from Monday! Just want to spoil hubby with some Fathersday yummies which I will have to taste on Sunday, then I'm with you on that proverbial wagon!
    Xx

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    1. Hehe, yay for inspiration. ;-) Good luck to us, we can do it!!!
      xx

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  3. You go girl, you have my support. I love watching people sweat, not so much of a fan myself, LOL.

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    1. LOL @ watching people sweat, hehehe.
      xx

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  4. Well done! Good inspiration, going to bookmark this post for me to start training once Logan is here!

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    1. Thanks! Can't believe you're meeting your lil man next week!!
      xx

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  5. Well done :-)
    Plank really is super hard to do!!
    Going to join you on the bad carb thing as well!! :-)

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    1. Yay for joining me on cutting bad carbs! Good luck!
      xx

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