Fitness Check In: Week One

Saturday was my first check in with Lucie after having started my diet and fitness plan.

I had planned on checking in on the Friday, after a gym session, but I was late getting to the gym (8:30pm) and discovered it closed! Who knew gyms shut early on a Friday! I ended up going on Saturday morning instead, and followed it up with a check in.

So, how did week one go?

Tough!

Not so much the workouts – I can handle those. Sometimes I can’t be bothered to go, but Paul always makes me. I can hack the exercises and I can hack the weights. What really gets me is FOOD!

I can be a bit of a picky eater, but I am also a major comfort eater. I have always had a bad relationship with food. I can go from not eating for days to binge eating so much I feel sick. This is why I don’t do particularly well on all those faddy diets!

The ‘diet’ plan I have from Lucie isn’t a diet. It contains a lot of protein, which helps with increasing the metabolism and for weight training, which is effectively what I am doing. Combined they should decrease the fat and build the muscle mass – which is exactly what I am after.

I can handle the turkey / chicken / salad / wholemeal bread/buns / nuts / fruit and veg – it’s the having to maintain the three meals a day and two snacks!

I am very much used to skipping breakfast and lunch and then just having a dinner, so trying to remember to eat is difficult.

I have started taking to having my breakfast after the school run. I tend to have some granola with fresh berries and low-fat yoghurt. I should really use a greek yoghurt, but I tried it and it made me hurl!

I am also trying to make sure that both Zachary and I have a good lunch during the week. Unfortunately, he is a bit like me and is a picker rather than eating a meal at lunchtime – but he really enjoys the food he eats and loves to have the same as I am having. We are slowly getting in to a routine of having a good lunch together.

As expected no weight loss this week – but I knew miracles weren’t going to happen! I can’t see any physical chang yet either, and I think that is another thing that dishearten’s me and why I give up so easily. If I can’t see results, then I wonder why I bother. But I am just reminding myself that I will not see results straight away, and it will take time!

For week two I am keeping a food diary so Lucie can alter my plan according to the foods I prefer. It has definitely helped me in remembering to eat!

Until next week……


 

Week One:

April 11th, 2015

Weight: 11st 6lb

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– read: My Three Month Fitness Plan: Before

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