This week has been a bit up and down in terms of sticking to my healthy eating/exercise regime. I started the week out eating really healthily and then as the week went on I did slip a bit. I ended up having a dominos on Wednesday and Nandos for lunch on Friday so it has been a bit of a bad week. I’ll use the fact that it was that time of the month as my excuse for eating badly.
I haven’t actually lost any weight this week which is a bit disappointing but what did I expect really. Luckily I’ve stayed the same as last week which is good; I was worried I would have put on due to the crap I’ve eaten.
Despite eating shit a couple of times, I did stick to my exercise schedule. I went to the gym Monday & Tuesday and then I went to Insanity on Thursday. I’ve started to get into a bit of a routine at the gym; I’ll do around 30 minutes of cardio on the treadmill/bike/rowing machine and then I’ll move on to doing some weights. I’ve attempted the cross trainer but it really hurts my hips so I think I’m just going to avoid it as I don’t want to injure myself. I’m normally in the gym for just over an hour but I don’t work out for the full time as I tend to get distracted by gossipping with my friends.
I feel like I am starting to get a little bit fitter; I barely ached from Insanity the day after, whereas last week I was basically dying all weekend and my entire body ached. Either that or I didn’t try hard enough! I’m going to Insanity again next week and I’m gonna give it my all so we shall see how I’m feeling come Friday!
Ignoring the Nandos and Dominos, a typical days food for me during the week is an Oat So Simple porridge pot for breakfast; it’s really quick and easy as all you need to do is add boiling water which is perfect for having as soon as I get to work. For lunch I tend to have chicken and salad or sometimes I’ll have soup; it all depends on what type of mood I am in really. For snacks I’ve been having almonds, fruit or a mini Babybel light. On a day I’ve been to the gym I tend to just have either poached eggs or beans on toast for dinner as I get back quite late and I can’t be arsed to faff with cooking. On a non-gym day I’ll have a stir fry or something based around Quorn.
When I’m trying to lose weight I tend to increase the amount of Quorn I eat as it’s really low in calories and fat and with some meals I prefer it to meat anyway. Whenever I make a chilli I always use Quorn mince as I’m really not much of a fan of beef mince. Also if I have a stir fry I’ll either use Quorn chicken style pieces or Quorn steak style strips and I prefer them to chicken. If you have any good recipes involving Quorn let me know in the comments as I’m always looking for new things to try out!
My plan for the next week is to actually stick to eating healthily and I’m also going to go to the gym Monday & Tuesday and Insanity on Thursday. I’m going to attempt to eat healthier dinners and I intend to go for a walk each lunch time rather than just sitting at my desk.
Fingers crossed I stick to my plan and I look forward to letting you know how I got on next week!