I’ve been going for a walk every single day this week, and I’m loving it. I feel fantastic, and it’s just something that I feel like I should have been doing anyway? I’ve only been for a run once this week (2 miles) because I injured my knee, but I’ll definitely be getting back out there again. For now though, I’m allowing myself to recover, but obviously still walking, and being sure to stretch, and warm up properly.
I managed to dig out my Nike+FuelBand from the back of my cupboard and I’ve been using that to set daily goals for myself. Using both the FuelBand and the Nike Running apps (Apple & Android, pic preview above) I’ve found that I’m more inclined to get out every day. The element of competition is a big factor for me, and ensuring I exceed my goals is a challenge that I’ll always enjoy. I really feel like the FuelBand is going to help me push myself further than I otherwise would have, so I’m really glad that I remembered to hunt it down! (Message me if you have one and we can compete!)
In terms of diet, I’ve still been eating really well, and when cravings have hit I’ve turned to sucking on squares of 85% cocoa for comfort. I’m loving fruit juices, and pretty much anything that involves Butternut Squash/Pumpkin or sweet potato! The entire family has substituted most meat for Quorn as well; Not because we have any real, conscious desire to switch to a vegetarian diet, but because it’s cheaper, and quicker, and subsequently fits in easier with our hectic lifestyle. I have to be honest and admit that I also love not having to be mindful of any lingering bones, fat, or gritty bits. (Ew.)
Basically, so far so good. The lifestyle changes that I’ve made have been small, but the impact has been astonishing - and in such little time, too. I’m not panicking, suffering or feeling like I’m missing anything, and I’m really excited about my uplifted mood, my (already) slimmer body, and how easy my kitchen is to clean now there’s not so much packaging to throw away!