Friday, 7 February 2014

That Friday Feeling

Yay, workouts 1 & 2 of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution complete. I can notice a big difference in my ability today from my ability on day 1 a fortnight ago. I am no longer gripping the wall coming down the stairs and I can get out of bed easily in the mornings! I can also squat and lunge lower and find myself really pushing my body rather than just trying to keep up.

I am feeling that motivation that seems to only come along when it wants to, no matter how much you are wishing for it. The kind that has me logging my food, sticking to my calories, not drinking alcohol and working out daily. I hope it sticks around for a while or at least long enough for this to seem a natural lifestyle.

I am itching to weigh myself tomorrow as Saturdays have always been my weigh in day, but I am determined to wait until March 1st. I am finally using MyFitnessPal as it was designed and realising I can still have treats but I can portion them and log them. Before, if it was an unhealthy food (or drink) I kind of gave up for that day and had as much as I wanted. It was like you are only supposed to track the "good" foods. In fact the opposite is probably true, it's the bad days that need accurately recording as they are the ones that will affect your losses. Why am I only just realising this now? and why have I only just realised that my goals ARE within reach and all I have to do to get there is follow a plan that has already been designed for me. It's all been done, the research, the numbers, the website, I just have to follow it and trust the process.

Anyway its Friday here which means movie night with the boys and a weekend of family time. We are off to Wetherspoons for lunch with family tomorrow and I am going to have what I fancy AND log it. If I go over my calories at least I will have an honest record of it for the future.

Enjoy the weekend

Vicki xoxo

Monday, 3 February 2014

Back to Body Revolution & on the wagon!

Ok so on 3rd November I posted that I am back, I'm going to get back on this, lose 7lbs blah blah blah! Sorry for the false promises. Truth is I wasn't ready. Simple. No huge excuses apart from my mind didn't want what my body needed. So I didn't try.

We had our kitchen remodelled which involved knocking down walls and living out of a dusty derelict house for nearly 3 months. No running machine, no privacy (I HATE having workmen in my home) most of all no cooker! It was an extremely hard period and finished about 3 days before Christmas! That being said, I adore my new kitchen.

I went from this:

To this:


Like I said I love it. It opens up the house and we spend so much family time in there now.

So on the fitness front, I have decided to start Jillian Michaels Body Revolution - Again. In fact I started last Monday so I am now on week 2 of 13. The difference this time around is I plan to complete it, not stop at workout 8. I am also going to give up alcohol for the entire 90 days. I am sticking to 1550 calories which is what MyFitnessPal recommends (Vickiaf if anyone wants to add me) to lose 1 lb a week. I have set lifestyle to lightly active and wont be eating back my exercise calories during the week. This way I have a little treat room at the weekends if needed. I am going to give it time, not see no loss one week and change everything about. I need to stick to one range to see what works.

My starting weight this time around is 168 lb. I am not going to weigh in now until Saturday 3rd March. I get obsessed and I know this is a programme that helps you drop insane inches but not always pounds. I also walk to school and nursery and back 3 times a day so I may skip the Saturday cardio depending on plans and time. If I have spare time I will fit it in but spending weekends with my family is also important and this needs to fit my lifestyle. That way I won't burn out and give up completely.

I'm looking forward to blogging more to keep me accountable, having it written down with people reading really pushes me to try and makes me think twice about quitting or going off track. So I'm leaning on you people and feel free to lean on me too. With a good support system, anything is possible.

Me & my beautiful boys - my main inspiration
Vicki xoxo