Hi everyone, so the purpose of my blog is to demonstrate how making small changes in your lifestyle can allow you have guilt free fun.
This blog isn’t about me ‘telling’ you what to do or about me ‘bragging’ about how I do things. Simply take the information that suits you and leave the stuff that doesn’t.
This is my personal journey so please enjoy!
So weekly I will be posting photos of my meals, the exercises I do, my weaknesses, my achievements, and good tips on meals and snacks.
If you can figure out (initially a food diary) what foods make you bloat, feel lack lustre, and feel full with lots of energy, your on a good start to your new lifestyle.
I know that dairy products are bad for me. They make me bloat, have itchy skin and gives me ‘darker’ circles under my eyes! So I don’t drink cows milk or eat yoghurts, but…. i love cheese! With Christmas having come and gone, I over indulged on cheese and I loved it. I knew how this would make me feel and look but, I had braced myself for this. I would do what i want (within reason) and pick it back up in jan, this is my lifestyle.
I usually train 3/4 times a week with home exercises too, and during the christmas period my training went down to 2 times a week.
I know that my bloating takes around a week to subside once i have eliminated my evils. So the photos below just demonstrate a pic of my bloated self on the 2nd Jan 2017 (on the left) and the one on the right is just 10 days later, where i’m back to training and eating well. You can see the tissues on the left photo look more squidgy than on the right. I want people to see this and not get disheartened with themselves if they overindulge, just get straight back ‘on it’ when the holiday is over.
So within these 10 days i trained with mike (PT) 3 times a week and home sessions twice a week. I ate and will continue to eat 3 meals a day with meat and veg and had one cheat day where i ate a curry and had 3 glasses of red wine.
heres of the food i ate.
Scrambled egg ham and avocado for fast with a black coffee and a pint of water.
Lunch- lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, yellow pepper, chicken breast, olive oil and a squeeze of lemon all diced and mixed up (made enough for 2 lunches) black coffee and pint of water. (fish oils)
Apple – snack
Dinner- Brown rice with butternut squash, duck, green beans, courgette, pepper and carrot all fried in cajun seasoning, pint of water
Magnesium supplement. 8.5hrs sleep
In my next post i will be focusing on my training sessions, during the gym and my home sessions.