Sunday, 7 September 2014

The start of the new me... week 1

I have take my before photos, and I am horrified.... how did I let my belly get so round? The pictures are saved so I can compare, and I will upload, as and when I feel like I want to show my new body off, or big changes can be seen.
Workout one was completed. And I found it much easier today then a few weeks ago.
Food: Breakfast - banana, strawberry, pineapple and blueberry smoothie mixed with water and Greek yoghurt.
Lunch - homemade sweet potato and coconut milk soup
Dinner - I attempted a pizza casserole... bit more tweaking is needed I think, with corn on the cob
Snacks - tandoori chicken drumstick and thigh (hubby ordered a takeout as didn't like the sound of the pizza casserole when he found it had cauliflower in!)

Then caved in and had a piece of chocolate cake that was bought around from a visit from Grandma and Grandad, and a sneaky vodka and coke.

Roundup - I did very well on the food front today until the evening kicked in, but I am not going to bet myself up with the small slice of choc cake and sneaky drink. Just need to make sure it doesn't happen every day.

I started the day again with a smoothie, as its so quick and easy first thing wit the school run. Todays one consisted of Pineapple, cherries, banana, Greek yoghurt, blueberries and water.
After dropping J off for her first day of school, we sat down and had a coffee and a bit of that chocolate cake... PLEASE  don't bring cake to my house... I WILL eat it... :-( my will power is really poor.
We then went for a morning stroll about a mile, possible 1.5miles with S to enjoy the sunshine. I pushed myself to have a salad on returning even though I didn't 'fancy' it, but I ended up really enjoying it. Opted for turkey breasts torn apart, lettuce and cucumber and full fat mayo.
Dinner I had found some Gluten free sausages, so we had bangers and mash, and I also done some slow cooked mushrooms and onions to go with it... yummy!
I skipped pud and evening snack due to the choc cake earlier in the morning.
Todays smoothie was cherries, blueberries, raspberries, banana and Greek yoghurt with water. Delicious!
After dropping J of to school I pushed myself to come straight home and switch into my workout gear and completed workout 2... we were a little pushed for time as was meeting in-laws for afternoon tea, and I was so tempted to skip a round (Workout consisted of 6 exercises done in rotation for 4 rounds), but I talked myself in to completing all 4 rounds, I would only be cheating myself for skipping it, and with the naughty planned food, I really needed that extra kick...  
so..... lunch time was afternoon tea.... which was a variety of sandwiches (made up 1 full sandwich) and a little taste of 2 cakes each, and a scone. I felt bloated before I had even finished it, after being bread free for almost 3 days. Amazing how quickly I can feel the bloating already. But I did still enjoy this celebratory afternoon tea.
Dinner We had roast lamb, veg and healthy roast potatoes. I allowed myself 1 Yorkshire pudding, I cant not have a roast without one of these...

Day 4
This is where my medioka week turns bad... Breakfast i decided to have a bowl of porridge as it was a cold morning, and I really wanted a bowl of something whilst sat down with the girlies for breakfast... I instantly felt bloated and sick.. porridge must be one of my trigger foods like bread..... I met a friend in Warrington, and took snacks to get me by until I got home, which was fruit, however due to the bad M6 traffic, I only just made ut back for school pick up time, and therefore no time for lunch.
Daddy and I had also decided to start organising our garage, as it was a state... so a trip back down the M6 to buy storage shelves then led for the girlies to have a McDonalds, and daddy and I decided on a kebab once they were in bed... its grilled meat, so not that bad ey??

Day 5
This was meant to be a planned workout day, but due to time difficulties I failed to get it done. J had a speech therapy appointment first thing, so routine was disrupted a little, so when we had to head back to IKEA for more bits they didnt have in stock the night before, after she was taken to school, Daddy and mummy decided to have a breakfast there.... it would be rude not to... It wasn't the best, and it probably has put me off having one there again. Due to cooked breakfast, lunch was skipped again, and pizza was done for a family night in front of Tinkerbell and the pirate fairy... some much needed cuddles on the settee..... this may be naughty food, and probably one of the worst of the entire week, but was one of my favourites as the family all tucked in happily, so will probably keep a Friday night takeout/fakeout night going. One meal a night shouldn't be too bad ey?

Day 6
Breakfast I skipped again as I squeezed day 5 work out in, and then was rushed out the door for dancing lessons. Lunch time was my left over kebab from day 4, was just as nice today... grilled meat isn't to bad. Dinner time, I started to claw it back again. I am in control.... I made a homemade fried rice dish, chicken thigh, white rice, soy sauce (I know naughty) peas, onion and egg... so nice, and comforting... and apart from the soy sauce was paleo. Yeay!!!

Day 7

Breakfast we had dippy eggs, so I swapped the white bread for seeded bread, my body is very happy at this switch, and I didn't bloat out, yeay!! Lunch... this again was skipped as we were out sorting out products that have failed us... :-( I hate complaining... but slipped a biscuit and a packet of monster munch... yes I am hanging my head in shame here... Dinner.... well what can I say... its not going to be good....

I have come to realise that paleo eating with a family in tow is extremely hard.... and I mean....HARD!!!! This is not going to deter me... its going to make me plan.... PLANING IS KEY.... AND ESSENTIAL.... This is what I have learnt.... and I will amend to keep me on track.

Tomorrow isn't going to be on track either as shopping is planned, once I have planned the week ahead out. But it is lasagne so not too naughty. I was torn between just calorie counting and exercising, but I have had a long hard think, and I haven't given this way of life a fair chance just yet... plus with it being the time of the month my body is craving sugar and carbs.... not the best start.

HOWEVER.... I have managed to loose 4cm from my body in just 7 days, and with eating all that crap!!! Scales, I'm not sure as didn't step on just before starting.... Lets hope week 2 is better on the food front. Exercise was spot on, and I'm glad I managed all 3 in, as well as some gardening....


1 comment:

  1. Your food looks sooo good. I agree no chocolate cake to be brought to my house either. By the way our afternoon tea looks lovely. Well done with loosing inches - it all counts as far as I am concerned. Good luck with the journey.


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