Hooray! Well the good news is that I am a whole three pounds lighter! Not bad for the first week and only four more to my target. What’s more, my BMI is finally in the healthy range at last, at 25! I am very happy with this.
I have definitely noticed changes in my eating habits. I am realising when I feel full, and am not polishing off my sons leftovers as well as my own (well, not every meal). When you are helping another person to eat, it is easy to forget about enjoying your own meal, and the tendency is to just shovel it down so that you can pay attention to your child.
I have listened to the drop a dress size slimpod and the chillpod every night, but I have not listened to the making exercise easy pod because I don’t regularly have a definite nap time at midday every day, so from last night I have added that to my pre-sleep playlist. I think I am also a little bit more chilled out too, which is definitely a good thing. And I think I’m falling a little bit in love with the man with the soothing voice, even if he does send me off to sleep sometimes. Although it seems the easiest thing in the world just to listen to something before you go to sleep, in reality there are nights when I have had to force myself, because it has gotten late and I really just want to go straight to sleep. I am going to have to be stricter with myself about internet-off and pods-on time.
I have done my MuTu exercises daily, well, almost-daily because I think I may have missed Saturday in a haze of over-tiredness. Week two of the programme introduces some interval training to get my heart rate up and to start to make me strong. I did definitely perspire! Some of the exercises involve skipping, so I have modified these to suit myself because I have a clicky knee that hurts if I jump on it, and also my ceilings are low and its been rainy and also..oh yeah..i’m a pretty rubbish skipper and keep tripping over the skipping rope. When the weather is nicer I may attempt to skip but for now my skipping is replaced by jogging round the living room and hallway, an activity which my son and dog seem to find entertaining also; picture me, followed by dog and small boy. It is a pain having to run upstairs and change into your sports bra too, if you find a window of opportunity for exercise, and I can jog clutching my chest to keep it still a lot easier than skip.
It’s amazing how long a minute feels when one is in the plank position, but I have a strange liking for an exercise called the gecko. The video demonstrations are very clear and easy to understand and quite relaxing to watch and Wendy makes it all look very easy, with none of the red-faced huffy-puffy-omgisaminuteup-iness that I so glamorously add to the exercises. With all this physical stuff, let’s see if i can lose another lb this week. fingers crossed!