My working evenings lifestyle has got me out of every good habit that I got myself into in 2011. I am currently 9 pounds heavier than I was in the photo at the bottom that was taken in Byron Bay in September last year, and 5 pounds heavier than I was in the picture above. I’m perfectly happy with how I look at the moment, but seeing the numbers change on the scales, is a sign to me that a few changes may be needed, before the difference in the pictures and the now becomes harder to realign!
My bad habits are – eating too late, eating when I’m not hungry, lack of imagination as to what to eat, and not doing as much exercise as I should be.
The reason that I don’t mind, and don’t ever get upset or worried when I gain weight is because it’s normal, and I actually really enjoy eating better and exercising, and seeing changes.
If anyone else is feeling the same – let’s share day plans, and recipes, and healthy lunch and dinner ideas, and food diaries, and exercise plans – whatever is helpful for a bit of all round support and a kick start.
This week I will be daily updating my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/susieamybeauty with my food diaries and exercise. Please join me on there and do the same, or give me and others, some added ideas.
I am not particularly a strict eater, even when I am eating with more awareness. I don’t ever cut food groups, or force myself to follow an extreme diet, because this will not work long term for me.
I saw my trainer Ricky Parcell from bootcamp this week in Brighton. Just seeing his face motivated me, and has made me want to get back into last year’s good habits! He is full of energy. He genuinely loves exercise.
Here are some quotes that I love from his twitter @rikiino1boot
‘The UK diet industry is making £2.3 billion pounds a year…short term weight loss followed by massive weight is not the answer! Making GOOD HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES DAILY is the answer!”
‘Finished my 6am workout. Have you? WAKE UP IN THE MORNING – 1.Wake up with workout kit on 2. Trainers by bed 3. DO IT. NO STORIES. NO BS.’
‘What are you eating today? If your eating processed foods – at least earn it with an intense workout for 45-60mins. Or don’t eat it! Simple.’
Please do subscribe to my facebook page this week, and do this with me. I am going to do updates on here, but infrequently, as not everyone probably wants to read what I am eating throughout the day! Any meal plan suggestions are always great to hear. It’s so easy to get stuck in a food rut – buying the same things – and forgetting how many different meal options are possible!