Monday, 14 January 2013

... get fitter, eat healthier, drink less, have fun with the kids... DAY 13



Yippee Skippee!!!! *fist pumps the air* 1.8kg (near as dammit 4lb) weight loss! Sooooo chuffed!

Get Fitter
  • Power class at the gym

Eat Healthier
  • Protein shake with banana and frozen spinach! Sounds hideous but you can't taste the spinach and its super good for you! (Popeye wasn't daft)
  • Nut mix for morning tea.
  • 2 minute noodles for lunch.
  • One of my homemade cookies for afternoon tea.
  • Thai green curry made by Lil' Sis' for dinner.

Drink Less (alcohol, more water)
  • Zero alcohol.
  • 3 litres of water.

Have Fun With The Kids
Not a lot of time for fun today! I worked till 6pm and went straight to the gym! I was there to put them both to bed and read stories though! I'm off work tomorrow so we will get up to fun tomorrow! The weather forecast is rain, rain and more rain so we will need to find something fun to do indoors...


As I may of mentioned I am so, so, so chuffed by my weight loss! A great incentive to keep working as hard (as it feels like) I have! My willpower was tested last week with the temptations of nibbles at work, alcohol at a dinner party and staying in my bed instead of exercising but I stuck to my guns and I'm glad I did. I had a couple of naughty moments ... I have had a couple of cookies, a gourmet meal and a sliver of cake but thankfully these treats haven't ruined all my effort!


In order to keep the momentum going and stay motivated I am unleashing a few more little tricks to keep me on the right path;
  • I have dusted down my heart rate monitor. Tracks my calories burnt mor effectively and it's interesting to see heart rate stats and it also times work out for me! Love MapMyFitness but only really find it useful for tracking runs/walks.
  • I had wanted to introduce some more smoothly recipes but I am struggling to find frozen mangoes and peach which are the ingredients but I will use magic Pinterest and try to find some recipes with ingredients I can find.
  • I have a new carrot dangling in front of me! Lovely Hubby will give me $$$$ to go to the lovely shoppy in Raumati Village and ask the nice lady to dress me in a new outfit if I loose 1 stone (6.35kg).

I'm linking this Monday weigh in post up to Motivational Monday over at Pinkoddy ...

Motivational Monday

18 comments:

  1. I don't drink alcohol but I find myself struggling with drinking water :( It's great to see how you stay motivated, it's inspire me too!

    http://nondieter.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah the water drinking is tricky! What goes in must come out!

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  2. Wow you are doing REALLY well. Love the incentive.
    Have you taken a photo of yourself for before and after?
    Thank you for linking up :O)

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    1. I took a picture way back in September and was so horrified I won't be doing it again!

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  3. You are doing such an awesome job! Keep it up. Not only are you getting healthy you are being a better mom!

    I have been meaning to try a spinach shake. I heard the banana covers it up. Have you checked out my post on pb&j power smoothie? You might like that as well.
    Julie @ Naptime Review
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Oooh sounds good I will check it out. Thanks x

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  4. Hello,

    My Scottish Wife just changed her diet and our 6 week old newborn girl is like a different baby overnight. Just written about it: Fussy Baby.

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    1. Awesome! Good girl sleeping throughout the night!

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  5. Congratulations on your weight loss and cutting down on alcohol!

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    1. Thank you. Lets hop I can keep it up :)

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  6. wow..congrats. you are going great!!

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    1. Thank you! With all this encouragement I have no option but to keep it going!

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  7. Way to go! I always have an excuse and the winter doesn't help! The zero alcohol and more water is tough
    Dena
    http://itsabouttakingthejourney.blogspot.de

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  8. Love the poem at the top!! Great motivation
    Dena
    http://itsabouttakingthejourney.blogspot.de

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  9. Great job and so impressed with the zero alcohol and more water!!

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  10. That's a fantastic weight loss, well done Ruth. Good luck for next week.

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    1. Thanks, I've got a feeling I'm gonna need all the luck I can get this week!

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