Sunday, 10 June 2012
Run Baby Run..!
I stepped on the scales with my eyes closed and it took me several minutes to peek at them. I've had a challenging week, with all the Jubilee celebrations and a birthday party, there have been cakes and ice cream at every turn! I starred forlorn at a box of rather beautiful Krispy Kreme doughnuts which were being thrust in my general direction, and ended up indulging. So I'm not perfect and some of you will be shaking your head thinking 'well she'll never lose weight that way!' and in while you're entirely correct, I'm also aware that by allowing myself that doughnut, I didn't indulge in another one or anything else which could be deemed "naughty". Let's face it I probably chose the most naughty thing on offer.. 340calories in that little doughnut.. so 90 over my allowed weekly splurge! But 90 calories isn't that many to burn if you're walking or running...
In the gym I made sure I put in an extra effort, and getting my programme adjusted I was amazed at how much more I can now do! Unfortunately I have found I'm nursing an injury post gym, and I'm sat here typing while feeling very sorry for myself. I'm going to limit myself to none weight bearing exercise this week and see how things are before trying to ease myself back into it. I'm happy to focus on my swimming, but disappointed as I've developed the running bug and was planning on entering myself for a 5k. Still, as I've said all along my route to fitness is a marathon and not a race so the 5k will come just not right now.
Cherry (my Jenny Craig Consultant) has been really positive, and I've said I'm aiming to give myself weekly goals. Last week I found writing down my planned exercise and promise to eat each meal, ensured I did it as I didn't want to let myself down! So I'm sticking with that tactic! When we go out I'm also going to start packing a salad, if I know it's with me I'll hopefully be able to avoid the urge to eat a plate of chips! The Jenny Craig noodle pots and of course their snacks are fabulous for eating on the go to and I one of the big advantages of having your diet food delivered is that all the snacks and easy food arrive but are still calorie controlled - no risk of a stray chocolate bar! It's all about being more organised though!
Last week I was smiling to be able to fit in a top which had once been to small, this week I can fit in a pair of jeans which I didn't think I would be wearing again for months! I've only lost 1 1/2lbs - so the weight I gained last week! But, mentally I've moved forward again, and I'm ploughing forwards, being able to refuse a slice of cake offered to me yesterday made me happy, Boo was also happy as he got an extra slice!!