Skip to main content

Fight Camp, Week 2 - Done!

Woo Hoo!! that's another week ticked off and it has been a sweaty one! Very, very sweaty (";)

Intensity was amped up again each day this week. Monday was a bit of a rude awakening after having the weekend off, I think my body goes into some kind of defense mode and forgets just how gruelling the last workout was and shrouds the memories in a nice rosey glow. Monday morning I whacked my legs off a bench and now have a nice big lump and bruise on my left shin. I fell on my ass on Thursday morning during some jumping! Not painful thankfully, was straight back up again and into the exercise, although I did stumble a little again straight after. (I've come to the conclusion that I am a wee bit clumsy. I think Leona had me in mind when she belted out "I keep bleeding, I keep, keep, bleeding...") My butt cheeks, thighs and arms are killin' me from the torturous pushup holds and squat holds from this mornings session, ouchy!!

I struggled a bit with the diet last weekend, not from eating the wrong things but from not eating often enough, it's a bit easier through the week because of the structure in the day when I'm working. So this weekend I am making a point of eating just as regularly as I am through the week.

The rampant hunger I experienced in week 1 has thankfully died down as my body seems to be adjusting and I am constantly refuelling every couple of hours, grumbley tummy has been fairly quiet this week! In fact, whilst having lunch with the lovely Sheena, tummy was treated to a wee (actually big) fruit scone at lunch time, twas lovely :) I've also realised that I haven't had a packet of crisps in over three weeks, thats a personal record!!

I am trying like crazy to resist the urge to weigh myself, I can feel a difference in my clothes already so I am excited to see the difference the last couple of weeks has made to my weight and measurements. I may need to bow to the pressure on Saturday.

Can't believe I'm two weeks in already, it's going by so quickly.

Roll on week 3 ...


AAaaaah Friday Night's Dinner ... Yummy :P

Comments

Anonymous said…
Well done Sara from Annabell
Sarasaurus said…
Thanks Mum xxx

Popular posts from this blog

3 Months in - What real progress looks and feels like!

So I check in with my nutrition coach Simon every week. I weigh and measure myself, take outputs from my fitness pal to send onto him, and let him know what is and isn't going well. He keeps a eye on how my nutrition is moving along and will advise on any adjustments he thinks I need to make, as well as answer any of my questions. As the weeks are moving along I can see that this routine is as much for my benefit as it is his. It gives me a window to ponder, recognise and record my progress.

On average I lose around a pound to a pound and a half a week. Some folks might think that's not much, however, that pound and a half signifies so much more than just the weight on the scale. Anyone who has done a diet or slimming club where a weekly weigh in is involved will know that they generally measure your progress on the scale alone. In my experience I would lose a few pounds one week, zero the next, put on, lose a few... you get the idea. No consistency, up and down like a yo-yo..…

My 5 tips to breaking the 'treat' cycle!

Hands up if this sounds familiar....

"I've worked really hard, I deserve a wee treat. Mmmm there's crisps in the cupboard, or ice cream in the freezer. Oh I've been really good I could have a wee bit of both."

Escalates to ...

"I've had a really hard day, can't be bothered cooking, i'll just treat myself to a wee takeaway!"

Escalates to ...

"Life is shit I need a treat. This 1kg jar of Nutella followed by the family size share bag of crisps should do the trick, and if I don't feel better after that there is the slab of chocolate in the cupboard!"

It is a slippery slope. I know, I've been there, sat on the sofa surrounded by the crumbs of evidence!

One treat can quickly lead to the downfall of not just one week but all of my efforts. For me, what I eat is the biggest mental battle when it comes to trying to lose weight or break years of bad habits. The temptation to slip back to your old ways is easy.  In the past I did it beca…

My X-Rated Baked Eggs

What makes them x-rated? I hear you say!
Well, one, they look downright sexy. And two, the noises you make when you eat it will be x-rated ;)
Surfing around on Pinterest looking for some new breakfast recipes to try I came across a few variations of baked eggs. Some are called Turkish eggs, others use Moroccan spice mixes to add extra depth of flavour. The dish is really versatile so you can adapt the flavours to suit what you fancy. I made mine a spicy breakfast version which you could easily make for dinner as well. Rich and moreish it is packed full of protein, low on calories, filling, and super tasty. It's a winner all round.
This is my recipe for 2 portions. Bear in mind that you can chop and change ingredients for what you have available: 3 muscle food chicken chilli sausages Handful frozen onionHandful frozen peppersHalf can haricot beansCarton of passataHalf tsp frozen chopped garlicTsp paprikaTsp Sriracha (use chilli or chilli flakes if you don't have Tsp olive oil4 eggs