Day 1 DONE!! Just another 242 to go….
So, Day 1 of my getting fit and healthy mission has almost been completed, and to my surprise it wasn’t actually too bad! I found it quite easy to eat healthily today, I think after ALL of my over indulgences from the Christmas/New Year period, it was nice to not feel bloated all day!
My morning started out healthy, I walked to the bus stop to get to work instead of getting Jimbob to drive me there like I usually do (don’t judge). I must say though, being blown about and soaked by the rain wasn’t exactly the highlight of my day, and I wasn’t particularly looking forward to a day of healthy eating after this experience, I just wanted to go home and have a HUGE hot chocolate!
My breakfast consisted of some porridge and a banana, which was lovely and filling, and much healthier than my usual brekkie of Bacon, Hash Browns, Mushrooms and Beans from the work canteen so:
Janine 1-0 Junk Food.
I was quite busy at work and my morning went quite fast so I didn’t have a mid-morning snack, so for lunch I had a lovely salad from the deli near work, and some grapes and berries from the supermarket. Again this is quite an improvement of my usual lunch of Chips and gravy from the work canteen (I am starting to realise that the work canteen is actually the bane of my life). I am also trying to cut out my lovely fizzy drinks as apparently they are buggers for giving you cellulite, and I really cannot be doing with that, so water for me all day, exciting!
Janine 2-0 Junk Food.
For dinner the lovely Jimbob made us a tasty chicken stir-fry. This was really tasty with lots of peppers, bean sprouts and other random bits of veg, and I really enjoyed it. Although there were some noodles in there so not too sure I can say that it was definitely healthy, but it was still quite a low calorie dinner, so I was happy with that!
Janine 3-0 Junk Food.
And lastly for pudding I had another banana, which I actually found quite difficult, as there was a box of Milk Tray left over from Christmas screaming my name out!
Janine 4-0 Junk Food.
So far, so good.
I think there are two main reasons I do not hate every minute of my challenge of so far:
- It is the first day. Diets/Fitness plans always seem easy and even enjoyable on the first day or so, it always takes a few days for the dread and misery to set in!! I am sure it won’t seem like such a good idea then!
- 2. I am not excluding any food groups. I along with many other people have done plenty of fad diets, the “no carbs diet” being my speciality. Whilst they work fast and you can shift a fair amount of weight, they are just not sustainable. As soon as you start eating carbs, the weight just piles back on. Instead of excluding certain food groups, I am just going to be sensible, control my portioning, and hopefully get the correct balance!
Tomorrow, phase 2 begins – joining the gym.
I will let you all know how that one goes…
Until next time
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