I felt great this morning and was quite glad that my healthy choice whilst eating out last night meant there was no effect on my weight when I woke up this morning. I had previously gained around 3 or 4 lbs in the beginning of this journey as I was increasing my calorie intake, but I have recently lost a couple of pounds and am down to 9st 2lbs. It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers; I’m guilty of that 100% but I definitely recommend that you don’t live by the scale. I’m no longer paying too much attention to my weight and instead am judging my progress on how my body looks/how my clothes fit. After all, muscle weighs more than fat and all that aside, I am happy with my body and the progress I’m making which is all that matters to me right now.
My positivity made for a hard, productive session this morning. I did interval sprints on the treadmill again for 20 minutes – reaching a maximum speed of 14 km/ph. That’s a good speed for my little short legs! I was drowning in sweat by the end of that and then moved on to my arms, performing a quick 15 minute circuit consisting of; bicep curls, shoulder press, skullcrushers, push ups, arm raises and lateral pull downs. I also did some sit-ups and crunches just before leaving to keep my abs in check.
My intake for the day was:
- Banana Soreen Lunchbox Loaf
- Nutrigrain Granola Bar
- Graze Veggie Protein Pack (I swear by Graze now!)
- Chicken w/ Couscous
- Chicken w/ Fajita Seasoning and Thai Chilli Rice
I was glad of some carbs at dinner time this evening! I was feeling so tired and hungry after work and craving something that would really fill me up. As I work out harder and push myself in the gym I’m truly noticing the importance of fueling my body properly. I need a lot of food to remain satiated throughout the day. I did want a second portion of dinner tonight; but I’m just in one of those moods where all I’m thinking about is food.
I’m off to go dream about burgers and pizza..