Category Archives: Eating Plan
I have to apologies to all my lovely readers for going a little MIA over the last few months and falling off the edge of the World. I had a little dry patch in my fitness and healthy lifestyle and in tern didn’t have the motivation to exercise or blog anymore.
Ever wonder why McDonald’s colour scheme is yellow and red?
We are naturally drawn to red, yellow and orange in our dining area or restaurants because psychologically it stimulates us to want to eat — and eat a lot. Studies show if you put your food on blue plates it can cause you to eat less.
Put the words “low-fat” or “fat-free” on the label and people will assume it won’t make them fat. But it’s worth knowing that “fat-free” or “low-fat” or “no added fat” usually means more sugar. Simple white refined sugar is the very stuff which converts to fat once in the body.
If you are anything like me then you work best when you are aiming towards something, getting work done with a deadline in mind helps you to know how hard to work.
Before I went on a visit home to South Africa I was determined to lose as much weight as I could, I pushed myself every day and really looked great while I was there but when I got back I didn’t really have anything to strive towards so lost the motivation and couldn’t seem to get back on track.
The six pack challenge
My boyfriend and I have a friendly wager that the first one to a six pack gets to pick a piece of art work and the other has to pay for it (we are collectors of art). I am one that does not like to lose and I have fallen in love with an artist called Tom Lewis, dying for a piece of his art work.
I’ll keep you update on my progress,
Off to the gym now for a spinning session followed by some abs work, wish me luck.
Over the last few months I have blogged about gym, weight loss and healthy eating but yet I haven’t been following my own advice. I have only gone to gym once or twice a week, always having a sneaky sweet or packet of chips and then trying to appear to you all that sticking to this healthy lifestyle is easy.
I have felt so guilty about it that I’ve even stopped posting updates as often.
I think my first step to getting back on track is to admit my mistakes, come clean about my bad habits and then start taking steps back in the right direction.
Looking in to mirror this morning I could see how the past few months had changed my body already. I hadn’t got to my goal weight yet but I was still looking good and now I feel fat and frumpy. Tonight I went to my usual spinning class but pushed myself back into action.
It’s going to take one step at a time to get back on track but im not throwing all my hard work down the drain so I am going to make sure I get back to the motivated person I was a few months ago.
Let’s face it we are just as stubborn! Every day we tell ourselves we need to eat healthy and exercise, but we seem to try avoiding it like a plague, but once we are in the routine of going to the gym our going for the walk around the block after work and you start feeling great there is usually no stopping you.
So while you wait to get into a routine and waiting for all those lovely endorphins to start motivating you and making you feel good you need a bit of tough love!
I have had to give myself a little of it in the last few weeks as my motivation went right out the window but now with a little tough love I seem to be getting back into the routine of it all.
I have been on the search for a quick and easy snack to take to work that I could nibble on in the afternoon. I was taking a few small things but noticed that I was always looking for more. Not really a huge meal but little things that I could snack on over a longer period of time.
It’s really simple, and I promise you its really tasty! I can’t believe how much flavour they have when you put them together.
It’s also so much better for you then the chips and chocolates we all tent to sneak in at least once a week.
This year has started off very bumpy, my personal trainer moved back to Brazil and since then I have found it hard to get back into the swing of things. I also went home for a few weeks in February and found myself eating out every lunch and dinner. Now trying to eat right again is proving to be very difficult.
I have tried everything to get back into it but nothing seems to work. I have gone from going to gym every day to maybe twice a week.
Does anyone have any suggestions that would help me get back on track?
With all the visits to friends and amazing restaurants I am eating a little to much so decided to pop into the gym for a good workout to get the blood flowing. I popped into the Virgin Active and joined a Retro Aerobics class. Wow, so much fun! They have put together an aerobics class collaborated with 70’s and 80’s music and some very funky old school dance moves.
If you can get yourself to one of there classes it’s a must.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, NEVER skip it!!!
My yummy breakfast this morning was a big bowl of bran, and to avoid using sugars I added some sliced strawberries and a few raisins…
Tomorrow morning breakfast for everyone!!!!