2 kgs down
which is a great achievement! It’s nearly a week since I started, and I feel good
about being on this healthy lifestyle kick. But I’m also feeling rather sick on
Keto and I’m avoiding food altogether now. I know that isn’t healthy and isn’t
going to help me.
to go back to the Atkins which is similar anyway. In the past I’ve lost a lot of
weight on Atkins. I know it’s early days yet and I’ll stick it out for the rest
of this cycle but I am open to trying something I know has worked in the past.
I realized today
that I’ll be missing the gym at the end of the week because I’m going away. I
was actually disappointed! I could do another early morning before I leave on
Friday. I am influenced by the temperature! Zero degrees! It’s hard to get up on
these chilly mornings.
heavily influences me. I have a busy work life, lots of meetings, lots of stress.
I am so tired by the time I get home, I plonk myself in front of the tv and relax
until bedtime. How do I get the energy to go and exercise? My mind wants to but
my body doesn’t listen. Is it my age?
balance is important. I haven’t found the secret of maintaining/achieving this
I heard the
church bells at 6am. Time to get up and get to the gym. I spent all last night
thinking about an excuse to get me out of the early morning session I’d booked.
It was a very chilly – 4 degrees here.
Not the greatest time of the year to start an early morning gym routine! But I
did it. I got out of bed, braved the cold and went to the gym.
I am very nervous
about going to the gym. I’m not sure why I get so anxious but walking in there
and seeing all the fit people working out is really daunting.
I met up
with the trainer who showed me how to use the various weight machines. She also
put together a program I can follow for the next few weeks. Once I get into a
gym routine I’m going to get a personal trainer to work with me once a week.
That will help me keep on target and help keep me motivated.
I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed working out. I’m not sure early morning workouts are for me but you never know. Trying something new was great, and I felt great afterwards. Onwards and upwards!
work after a 3 week holiday. I didn’t have time to make my breakfast so I
decided to skip it rather than eat something ‘bad’ on the go. Big mistake. By
morning tea I was starving. I didn’t have time to stop for a break so kept
working through until lunchtime. I ate protein and felt that I was full, but an
hour later, I was hungry again.
By the time
I got home from work, I was feeling very hungry but felt really sick at the
thought of eating a ‘Keto’ meal from my plan. I forced myself to cook and eat
one of these meal and, although I felt full, I also felt really sick and can’t
imagine eating this way for much longer.
sure why I am struggling with this so much. Is this normal? Is this what they
call Keto flu? If this is the case, it’s horrible!
planned to go to Pilates at the gym this afternoon after work but unfortunately,
I had a meeting that ran late so I didn’t make it in time. Tomorrow morning, I
have a very early gym session. All day I’ve been thinking about how I can get
out of it! But since it’s booked, and I don’t want to have to phone up to
cancel (how embarrassing would that be!?) I am going to go anyway. It’s one early
morning, one session.
I can do this!
Who knew meditation would be so difficult!
Perhaps my expectations were way too high, but I just couldn’t meditate. How do you know when you are meditating correctly anyway?
I sat in front of a candle with incense burning, closed my eyes and …. nothing. I’m not sure what I expected but there was no relaxing involved. It didn’t help that the neighbour was out mowing his lawn and there were kids playing across the road. They were two distractions I couldn’t ignore.
I’m guessing I should have done a little more research and actually learnt what to do. I thought it would be easy. Loads of people meditate, I see it all the time in magazines, on tv, kids are even meditating at school!
It’s still early days; only Day 2, plenty of time get this right.
Day 2 of diet – I’m HUNGRY! These portion sizes are way too small!
I’m hanging in there though!
The journey has begun! It’s the start of a new chapter
in my life. For almost 4 years I have been enduring an horrendous break up and
divorce. Finally, it is over.
Now it’s my time. It’s now time for me look after me –
to focus on healing my mind, body and soul.
I have 2 main goals…
- To lose
take part in the local Park Run (but walk)
In order to reach my goals, I will be doing the following…
a Keto diet, including no food after 6pm
at the gym at least 3 times a week
one non fiction book a month
Today, I started my Keto diet. I weighed in at 79.1kg
which is overweight for my height (165cm). I have lost a lot of weight before
using the Atkins diet but, once I hit my forties, it’s been really difficult to
lose any weight. I’ve tried many different diets, but nothing has worked. I’ve
been following the Keto Low carb diet on Facebook and seen amazing results, so
I thought I’d give it a try.
I joined up to a website which supplied a specific
diet for my needs. The meals are really quick and easy to prepare which is
perfect for my lifestyle.
I must admit; I did struggle with my eating today. I was
very hungry for most of the day. The portion sizes are very small and I’m just
not used to eating so little. Once I was able to eat at lunch, things improved.
I didn’t cheat though – I managed to use all my will power and avoid stuffing
my face with junk.
I did go to the gym for my first session. I got up
early and was there by 7.30am – a great time because no one else was there. One
of the trainers set out a cardio plan for me which I attempted. I was so
exhausted after the first 20 minutes! I’ve made plans with the trainer to
attend another session to learn how to use weight machines. I think weights
will be important to tone up and assist with weight loss. I’ve never done
weights before and I am a little anxious about working out in front of others.
I am sure I will be very tired and sore tomorrow, but
I feel so good about making a start. I have great hopes for achieving my goals!
Change is the challenge!
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