Fitness goals, Uncategorized

Getting back on track

Hi,

Gosh it has been ages since I wrote a post. I have had a bit of a break from being on social media so much as I was finding it was taking over my life far too much when I was doing my network marketing business and I had no time for anything else.

Anyway, one thing which I have really been focusing on is exercise and eating better. I did my 30 day to healthy living in Feburary and I did feel amazing while I did it, but I hold my hands up and say that when it was over I 100% craved all the things I had banned. I know it works for some people but it did not for me as it was too strict.

However, after spending March and most April in eating overdrive and gaining the 4lbs I lost plus more I decided something had to be done. I have been sticking to having 1-2 shakes a day with added fruit, nuts or seeds as they fit in with my life meaning that I don’t need to think about what to make for breakfast or lunch. In addition to this I have been having a healthy tea. I haven’t cut anything specific out this time and have found because of that I have not craved it, nor have I been eating spoonfuls of nut butter simply because it was the only thing a little bit tasty that I was allowed.

I have also been motivated with the gym and been out running. With running I decided not to time myself and just stick to 5k and with the gym I am doing a mixture of classes and my own thing on the machines.

I definitely feel so much better when I am exercising and eating healthy however I don’t think restrictive diets are for me.

Health and Beauty Tips, Uncategorized

Investing in my health 12 days in

I have been meaning to update for a few days. I am now on day 12 of my 30 day to health living challenge. For anyone who has not read my previous post, for 30 days I am eliminating potential toxins of alcohol, sugar, wheat, dairy and caffeine.

I would love to say it’s been easy and I haven’t had any cravings, but I would be lying. The first couple of days were really hard, I felt hungry, bad tempered and particularly craving a bottle of the usual prosseco and a pizza on a Friday night was hard.

As I am progressing though, I am finding I am sleeping better, my energy levels are more stable and my face looks less bloated. I have lost about 4lbs so far. The protein powder, fizz sticks and surprisingly herbal teas have really been a god send in ensuring a stick to it as it takes the planning out of it.

I have actually been enjoying cooking from scratch and it isn’t as hard or expensive as I anticipated. I use the protein powders to make either a shake for breakfast with added spinach, kale or berries along with chicca seeds, almond butter or cacao powder. Sometimes if I don’t fancy a shake I will make a protein pancake or a mug cake with the powder and have berries on the side.

One naughty treat I have been indulging in is ‘protein chocolates’ which are weirdly addictive-however containing protein powder, pure coconut oil and almond butter they are not low fat (all be it they are good fats) so since I cannot just have one of anything tempting I have had to stop making them as I do want to see more weight loss.

One thing I have realised is that a lot of the eating habits I have are ‘situation triggered’ rather than a physical craving as such. For example, going in to a shop to buy petrol and picking up chocolate, taking the kids into town or to the park and looking for somewhere which sells coffee or, of course, sitting down after all the jobs are done and pouring a glass of wine. I am therefore using affirmations, visualization and distraction to get past this.

Does anyone else find this? Comment please x

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Protein chocolates