I'm feeling more and more in the swing of it again. I've survived my 3 days of working on reduced hours and am aiming to be back to the full 10 hour shifts as of Monday.
Food has been really good the last couple of days. Breakfast and lunch were the same both days (yes, I am a creature of habit and when I find something I like.... plus the soup was my own home-made and I made enough for 3 days.)
B: scoop of porridge oats (1.5oz) soaked overnight in 100ml plain natural yogurt & 50ml skimmed milk. The twist was the sachet of Cadbury's highlights hot chocolate drink I mixed in. Oh my, absolutely gorgeous! I also added in 20g raisins. Just before serving I sprinkled on 15g of Whole Earth cocoa crunch cereal.
|pictured before the cocoa crunch was added|
Dinner on Thursday was 2 x Morrison's Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Chutney sausages which were baked in the oven for 25 minutes. I then split them lengthways and had them in a warmed seeded pitta bread with some fried onions and BBQ sauce ketchup. Very tasty. I thought I had pictured them but can't find it on my camera :(
Last night's dinner was grilled salmon with some mediterranean style cous cous. Again, very tasty. The cous cous was an Asda own but at some point I'm going to have a go at my own. I then had 2 squares of Lindt chocolate which I weighed out and put into my food diary. Go me!
This is probably the perfect example of just how good I can be. Why, oh why, can't I sustain this kind of behaviour.....
Oh yes, and of course my Green Monsters! A couple of my work colleagues pulled faces as I explained what the ingredients were, but as I told them, don't knock it until you try it!
Calorie count for Thursday was 1540, whilst yesterday was 1591. Nuff said
Ok, countdown...... I'm on a countdown to EXERCISE! I seriously am ridiculously excited about getting into the gym and EXERCISING again! I had a 'phone call from a PT at the new gym I've signed up for offering me a taster session and I will be taking him up on that, but as I explained whilst I'm building up my energy levels again it would be a waste of time so we've agreed that he will call me again in a couple of weeks time. I'm hoping he can work out a good weights programme for me as I've been following the same routine for far too long, although I rather think (nay, I know for sure!) that when I do get back to it oh..... the aches......
Bring it on!
My new trainers also arrived a while back and they are calling to me. So, this is what I have lined up for them.
March - 5k Mad March Run
May - 10k Race For Life
June - Duathlon*
November - Swindon 10k
* I've never done a duathlon before and there are 2 distances on offer. The novice which is 2.5k run - 10k cycle - 2.5k run or the challenge, 5k run - 20k cycle - 5k run. I don't know which one to do! I want to do the longer one but I also want to enjoy it (not saying I wouldn't enjoy the challenge but as it's the first one I'm doing I'm not sure how I will manage) . Also, a friend of mine is doing it as well and she's already signed up for the novice.
Today's Happy Thought: I had a really good sleep last night and feel so much better for it