Wells it feels like it has been aaaages since we had a chat. How have you been? What’s been happening?
I have been working hard.. Probation is at an ended I have been given really exciting projects and I am really conform able with that area of my life now.
At home we are well on track with the renos I have just put a load of rooms, which were in chaos,back together and it is so satisfying. A new, well gumtree new, wooden table and chairs and even if I say so myself it looks pretty slick.
Want a peak?
A tidy laundry- floors still to be done.
A spare bedroom… Mattress needed.. Ikea tomorrow yeah!
Dining room… Do you like our hand made elephant?
So onto the other stuff… I had a little breakthrough this week with the lifestyle guru when he made me realise with my eating,as with my life, all I can do is open myself to things, educate myself about what is available to decide what I want but after this the person who knows what is best for me is not dieticians etc… It’s me!
I trust in this as it has worked in all other areas. So this week I decided that what I wanted was a break… A break from weightloss. I have lost 14kg now and I wanted a week off. I had a training few days from a hotel, and a break with lots of social activities and I was interested to see how I went. In the olden days I would have thought well I can’t be perfect so screw it I will go all out unhealthy and not work out. Actually what has happened is not that. I have made better choices, such as buying fruit for the tea break to not have lots of biscuits, I have selected what to indulge in… Hello superpit chocolate mousse, my meals have still been fairly healthy and I have had some wine. I have also done quite a few 1 hour walks. I am pretty happy with this and confident any gain will be due to water and gone in a week or so. What I have found is that dairy and wheat are not friends with me.. Nor are carb heavy meals, my body also loves routine, lots of plain food and fresh fruit and veg.
Last week I was scratching my head wondering what my next diet step was. I want to loose about the same again. I have a clear goal.. Firstly health but yes I want to be thinner and more toned. I am pretty happy with the exercise but miss yoga, I want this to change so will body balance tomorrow and Monday. I love running now and am keeping it up this weekend. I am looking forward to my next challenge after a period of feeling flat about weightloss. I will log points still but want to do a month challenge of foods in natural form.. Fruit, veg, meat, fish, eggs etc I know this is what I need. I also think a hot lemon or apple cider vinegar in the morning will help as will lots of green tea with exercise 6 times a week in what ever form I choose ( could be a 20 minute dog walk). BINGO I love how life works around us and if we are listening tells us what we want!
Today I am cooking, in my week of freedom I am making food for friends… On the menu…
Chargrilled peppers, feta salad, Mediterranean salad, olives, flat bread, falafels, courgette fritters and tzatziki and special sauce, I am marinating chicken for DIY kebabs or gyros! Dessert is fresh strawberries, melon and home made chocolate salted truffles.. Washed down with wine.. Summer has hit. Photos, reviews, recipes and links to follow over the weekend.
Tomorrow is dinner with friends and Sunday a BBQ… It’s 27 degrees in Perth people are venturing out as summer is coming.. I love it!
What are you up to? Where are you at?
Congrats to all those on mini challenges especially ffion… Awesome result for some reason. Just can’t comment to your blog!