It was so lovely to see so many blogs… old and new join in with Weight Loss Wednesday last week, especially now that Beth is back with us, fingers crossed for much weight loss and fitness success in 2016!
After my surprise PB in last week’s post, I had something to aim for in the gym this week… alas, I was 15 seconds out, however it is just going to prove that the Jeff Galloway run/walk method is working!
I’ve recently found out that we are due to have a colour run in my hometown this summer, having wanted to run in another race this year, I do believe this is going to be my next challenge… and I do not have to travel far for it! Bonus!
Last week I stated that I was restarting the New You Plan and I am successfully starting Day 3 now. After a weekend of proper home cooking, it was better to start the diet, afresh on Monday… and the 1st of the new month. Psychologically starting any diet is so much easier on the first day of the week… your goal is to reach the end of the week and then carry on from there. It is easier to keep a track of where you are and also arrange your week accordingly.
So, what is getting me through this week besides New You Plan Banana Shakes? Water… plenty of water and black coffee… and blankets! I say blankets, as when your body is kicking into Ketosis mode (the state at which your body starts breaking down actual fat to produce the energy you require to crack on), your body feels the cold. Headaches are part of the norm, but drinking plenty of water will help immensely – Ketosis generally kicks in around day 2-3 of a TFR/VLCD diet.
I am taking the shakes right through to Saturday, when we do have plans that require eating out. It is somewhat bittersweet with regards to weight loss as I am doing so well this week, I am feeling good, looking good and I have a target in sight… so to simply break from a routine that is going well, shall be hard however I feel less guilty over eating than I did last year. I know how easy it is to get back on track and by simply choosing the correct food option, any damage will be minimal.
I’m feeling much more relaxed about weight loss and fitness this year, everything seems to be on track… at the moment and the Colour Run is a new challenge for me to aim for.
What are you currently aiming for? Do you have any particular targets that you are heading for?
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