I know that I wrote earlier that I would be writing a day by day blog, but what happened was that the amount of challenges that faced me made it almost impossible to take control or even write.
I managed to workout daily for a week and half, religiously with no mercy. Also tried to take control of my sweets intake, which wa a big failure sadly.myet, at the end psychologically at least I managed to unbloat a bit, felt that shape is on the right direction again.
With the summer vacation lifestyle there, almost daily dining or coffee out, it seems impossible for me to take control over sweets intake. I think general intake of food is under control though. One thing was in mind and wanted to die: need to lose more weight and size before going into any social real seasons.
Till another post…
I know that I’ve been on and on about dieting and losing weight, a thing that keeps on haunting me. The thing is, it took me around three years to get close to the figure that I always dreamt of, and with some stupid actions of mine, I seem to have started destroying everything in just less than a month.
So here is the deal! I am again on one of my missions to get control of my life and figure, I got 2 weeks to get back on track, to control the damage that I have done to my body. I will be writing about my two weeks journey, but will post it after it is all done, so that I can place my comments and reflect on it better.
This will hopefully include food diary, workouts and even sleeping agenda. Here we come September!!
I felt like having some spinach for dinner tonight and that was the result
Here is what I placed
Heated about 2 table spoons olive oil
1 cup chopped mushroom
Hope this inspires and u like it if u tried it
This part is about my journey with nutrition. Well like a lot of you people, good nutrition is the goal, yet it is not that easy at least for people who want to get into this habit of good nutrition.
Here is how I started, not sure if my method is widely spread, CALORIES counting. All that mattered to me is that I did not exceed certain number of calories per day. Conceptually, that is an easy thing to do… or so I thought. This was a short journey. Then I started with type of food I am eating, minimising my carbohydrate intake from things such as bread, rice and pasta. That journey lasted bit longer but was really hard and couldn’t go there again. Then there was the phase of calories counting and protein intake awareness… you guessed it, this journey was again short.
I started even considering protein shakes for almost 2 months, then stopped it. The longest journey was after that phase, back to calories counting but with a twist. It was not just number of calories I have eaten, it was the type of calories I’m eating. I can have 2 Twix bars which is around 240 calories or Ice-cream with even higher calories intake OR I can take a really big bowl of vegetables that would come close to the Twix or Ice-cream. But with the vegetables I would have taken some carbohydrates, even less sugar, some salt, some fat and maybe even some protein and all are they type that my body requires.
What do I mean with they type that my body requires? Well, I don’t know the right term, but I mean that would almost natural only sources of the above mentioned, not that processed. If we look at the sweets I mentioned, yes amazing and I love them like crazy, but what did they give my body? Mainly sugar, maybe tiny tiny bit of protein because of the milk in them.
Base line is: as with workouts it is not just the food/calories it is about the type of food you are consuming. One needs somehow a balanced nutrition that respects your body needs. If you lift and you want to build up consider proteins to be your main intake, if you want to lean I think I heard minimise fat and carbohydrate and even protein. Maybe follow a 1200 calories diet. Keep an eye on the count and type, after all quality and quantity are related in this equation.
This part I will share the things that I have learned in my journey with working out. It might not be a lot, might even be very little for some.
I used to think number of reps I can do determine how good I was, then I thought it was how fast I could run. mmmm Then it was how long could I take in a cardio workout.. HIIT … insanity … TurboFire ext… Then I got to the phase of static workout and things like: plank, side plank and ski squat
I heard it over and over: fitness does not determine your flexibility (not even the other way around) though they can influence one another. Also, I heard about the benefits of lean muscles …
At first, and up to recently, I couldn’t understand the lean muscles part, when anyone says muscles I get off, don’t want to be a girl with muscles. Here is the thing, I learned that normally girls don’t get muscly like men unless they took something and lifted really really heavy weight.
Also I learned that cardio is good for burning some of those calories and little of the fat you aim to get rid of. Also having some resistance training/ weight lifting within reason can help with those lean muscles that would help you in your cardio. Finally there are stretches, something that I don’t take serious enough. Stretches can help minimise the pain one can get after working really hard.
Hope this post had a nice insight, and would so much welcome any thoughts that can improve readers’ knowledge.
Couple of days ago I cooked some Salmon for dinner. Though not being a big Salmon fan, I enjoyed the flavour.
I marinated the Salmon in:
For about 30 minutes, then left it in the oven on low heat to get crisp and cooked.
Love to add salad on the side.
What a lovely snack to boost this afternoon. First I used to force myself to eat salad, but lately I started enjoying having salad.
Either late night prepared or quickly prepared in the morning, it doesn’t take that long time, all you need is some commitment.
Again, another step towards the healthy nutrition lifestyle