Fitness Challenge – Week 1

I had to choose a way to document my fitness journey in the coming weeks so since I already have this kickass tool I call ma blog, I decided I would use it.  I can type faster than I can write anyway and sharing the posting for my leaders to see is as easy as copy, paste, post so if you’re wondering why you’re reading a lot about me lately, this is it!  And don’t worry, I’ll still have some great recipes to share along the way and I’m sure some stories that will make you laugh (no doubt at my own expense) so stay tuned!  The Farmer’s Wife is still here, I’ve just decided to get a serious fit on before I turn 30 in July (dun dun duuuuun).

It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep and a few small changes to your lifestyle can bring about.  I say this because I’ve been happily awake for the past hour getting my morning together – eating breakfast, typing this blog, checking emails and I even sold a few things that I get to collect on this morning.  Life is good.

I’ve never been a morning person but last night I was really tired and instead of fighting through it and getting the laundry folded and put away, typing out this post sleepy, or working on a few unfinished projects I listened to my body, had my routine hot bath and went to bed instead.  I woke up this morning on my own without an alarm at 6:20.  Amazing because anyone that knows me knows I dislike mornings and do not get up early normally.

Like all things, it’s good to try something new once in a while so I decided to get up and get some breakfast (my stomach was rumbling anyway) and now I’ve really enjoyed sitting here in the peace and quiet listening to the other members of my family snore away upstairs.

I think my muscles really needed a good sleep too.  I had a hard leg workout Monday afternoon and all day yesterday I was stomping around like a bull moose because I was SO SORE.  Stairs?  Bad.  Peeing?  Bad.  Tying shoes?  Bad.  And by bad I mean good.  At least I know my muscles are working and I’m one week closer to achieving my goal.

I’m doing well with my diet too, I’m used to eating a minimum of 2000 calories per day so the quantity of food isn’t a problem for me, sometimes it’s just the prep work and trying to be creative enough to keep my palette from getting B. O. R. E. D.

The personalized plan I received includes a LOOOOOONG list of approved foods and the best part is they’re foods I already enjoy eating.  I’m allotted a certain number of macros a day of healthy fats (butter, bacon, coconut oil, macadamia nuts, avocados), carbs (veggies, fruit, grains) and proteins (MEATS) which are OF COURSE my favourite part.  I don’t restrict myself from any kind of treat I’d like to have either (dark chocolate, a glass of wine, all natural ice cream or potato chips) I’m just aware of the times and amounts I’m eating them in. It’s great!  (PS – if you’re already interested in what I’m doing it can be found on the Weight Loss Rebels site, just email Meg, m.brown@weightlossrebels.com,  and she’ll hook you up!  The next challenge starts June 16 and people are already signing up!)

Today is another workout day and my lunch will be a bowl of homemade tomato basil soup with some FULL FAT sour cream (I’ll post that recipe soon too) but for now, it’s time to get the youngest daughter up and take her to school!  I’m ready to go and have a full belly so I can already see this will go well.

Ciao for now!  Kim.

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