A Healthy Me – July

Hurrah! Things are changing. I seem to have a new-found energy and am bounding into everything, although it has caught up with me a bit this week, resulting in an almost 12 hour sleep on Monday night.

I am losing weight! MyFitnessPal is working (when I remember to do it), and the days I do workouts I’m told I’d be under 15 stone in five weeks. Now, whether I am or not, it’s motivating me and that can only be a good thing.

So… Weight. I’ve lost 3lb! Which is good news. Now 13 stone 6 again, and it’s wobbling between the 6 and the 5, so hopefully the rest will follow soon.

Cholesterol spots. Visited the optician for an eye check, she checked the back of my eyes as far as diabetes issues go, and it all came back good. She mentioned the spots, and I didn’t realise, but you can get a cholesterol test done at the chemist now, so I’m going to get mine checked again when I find somewhere locally.

Exercise. Here’s where it all goes a bit bonkers. I didn’t realise all the classes in the gym are free (I assumed you paid), I have a gym buddy or two, and have been doing my Wednesday Workouts, Tuesday Pilates, Friday Pilates and as of this week, Legs, Bums and Tums Mondays. It’s still early days, but it makes such a difference to have someone to go with, even if we’re just pulling faces at the back as it’s SO hard. My abs are thanking me too by aching constantly. I was sent a Foam Roller (affiliate link) to review on Amazon a few weeks ago which I’m also incorporating into my routine at home – mainly to help while planking as I find that really tough. My upper arms and wrists are not strong (as witnessed at last months Pole Fitness class). I’ve got my Powerball Techno (affiliate link) out again which helps take the RSI pain away – I’ve had it for a few years now and swear by it.

Food. Much better, occasional biscuit (singular), no chocolate around period time like I can do, and generally a much better diet. Of course, using MyFitnessPal and logging all exercise (including walking) means I can earn an occasional biscuit so I don’t have a guilt trip about it.  I think my Spiralizer-a-like is already not working properly, but I’m not sure if it’s the vegetables, so will give it another go… serves me right for not buying the real thing. Maybe.  My meals every day for work are Sainsburys ‘Be Good to Yourself’ egg and cress sandwiches, and a pack of Quavers (from a multipack), as they’re low calorie – this means I’m spending £1.25 on my lunch every day rather than meal deals, which makes a LOT more sense.

So yes, there’s July. Bring it on, August!


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