Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Checking in.....

3 things, I am rushing out the door to college....

1) I went with hubster to the beach on saturday afternoon - major heatwave over the weekend - awesome. I wore a bikini. In public, First time in a loooooonnnnng time. I felt....ok. As in not paranoid. As in comfortable. I swear I kept having to open my eyes and squint at my body just to check it was mine. Weird.

2) Thankfully the heat wave appears to be over in time for Sunday's Mersey tunnel 10k run! My first 10k race EVER! YIKES! I am both petrified and exhilarated.....check it out here

3) There's a website keeps me entertained NO END...and they posted my submission! You can read it here!

Have a great day lovelies xxxx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

So far so good

This week I am adopting a 'Back to Basics' approach....I feel a little as if my eating and body are running away with me after 3 consecutive weekends of total unhealthiness and then the weeks in between spent trying to claw it back! I know myself sufficiently to realise that this will soon become a pattern if I am not careful and don't tend to it straight away!

So, yesterday I managed my 3L water, 3 proper, balanced, healthy meals, no alcohol, no cake, a swift 5k in between assignment writing (due Wednesday, not fun), no bread, stuck to points, got an early night and today I feel like I am back in control.

Maybe it really IS as simple as that?!


Monday, 17 May 2010

Back to Basics....

Today I will:-

Drink at least 3L of water

Eat only what I have written on my tracker, pointed, planned and prepared for and not a mouthful more

Work out

Not eat any bread

Not eat any cake, no matter how appealing



Last week was a trial to say the least. I am determined that this week will be better.

Here's hoping.....

Thursday, 6 May 2010

A LOT can change in a year....

Remember this? A year ago today I wrote this. And do you know what? It's good to re-read it and remember. I am so proud of myself. And this week, where I have struggled with getting back into good and healthy habits (read 'stopping eating bloody CAKE') after my holiday-of-sorts, it kinda puts things in perspective and, I'll be honest' has pulled me back from the brink of slipping into workout madness in a bid to see a result on the scale this weekend. I cannot live my life like that! In perspective, this is my 3rd month of maintenance. All things considered, it's a jolly good place to be and I have worked HARD to get here. Unfortunately, the hard work ain't over, and as my good friend Jen often says - this healthy vibe is for the rest of our lives. For me this week it has meant trying to eat cleaner, prepare more meals from scratch instead of winging it, getting my workouts in order, and prioritising my health. Because at the end of the day, there's only me who can look after I'm gonna.
Thought it was high time for an updated photo....hahaha. So here I am, ready for a crazy night out in Liverpool with my girls (the night we *should* have been flying out to Gran Canaria). We had a Pirate theme (long story). But it's good to compare this shot with the infamous 'green dress' shot!!

And one final thing before I go, make sure you visit Jack Sh*t for this inspired idea and email in your message!!!!! I've done mine and I am soooo looking forward to seeing what Jack does with our offerings! (Make sure to read the legal disclaimer - lol!)
Have a happy, healthy rest of the week compadres!
Love Lizzie xoxo