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Back in the zone… watching Great British Menu

May 11, 2017

After a fantastic start to the year with my gym month of February, I very quickly slid down the slide of doom back into old habits. I used the excuse of moving house and subsequently cancelling my gym membership for just over six weeks.

Following the six week period of eating and drinking (all the alcohol – even tequila shots were not off limits) everything in sight, and admitting to my recent purchase of a maternity top, I decided it was time to get back on track. Plus, every time I log into ASOS now they show me maternity clothing and it’s goddamn depressing.

It started slow, with Phil even admitting he didn’t think I was going to get back in the zone. But I showed him, and myself. Signing up to my new gym helped get me on track. I also dusted off my MyFitnessPal (MFP) app and started to track my food and exercise so as not to cheat myself and really open my eyes up to those weeks when I think I’m eating super healthy, but am instead scoffing down the odd biscuit here, a bottle of beer there and two mint Magnum’s one afternoon because it was hot. Excuses. We’re basically on a paleo/Whole 30 food plan again, as I find it works best for me – no sluggish feeling. I’m not giving myself “cheat days”, because that’s when I fall off the wagon – it’s more if it’s a special occasion meal, then I can enjoy myself, so long as I’ve been to the gym.

I’m one of those people that loses sight of their goals and plans so quickly. Wave a glass of wine in front of me and all my self-control goes SPRINTING out any window, door or crack within a 100 metres. So I need to keep the focus. I also find that MFP and Instastories keep me accountable. I love sharing. I share too much. Although, so far I’ve only had positive feedback on my sharing! I’ve recently discovered that I can time my gym workout with an episode of Great British Menu, which they show on the telly at the gym. I jump on the treadmill, plug in my earphones and get lost in my food passion.

 

3 Comments

  • Reply Kez @ Awesomely Unprepared May 12, 2017 at 3:12 AM

    Hey – good on you for getting back on track! Exercising while watching food shows is actually a pretty clever idea, psychologically!
    I have really struggled. I know my body loves low carb but I have just been so bad with my addiction so far this year! I take solace in the fact that I have trimmed up overall, despite my best efforts to sabotage myself, but I know I could do so much better.
    I’ll get there! I WILL! But maybe starting Monday LOL x

    • Reply Bronnie May 12, 2017 at 9:11 AM

      I hear ya, Kez. It took me AGES to get back into it. It’s that first couple weeks that are a struggle. You’ve done so well this year!! Just remember how good it feels to be healthy, just start one meal at a time – that’s what I did xx
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  • Reply Tara Sutherland May 23, 2017 at 2:12 AM

    Everytime I’m on the treadmill I think “I should have bought my other headphones” so I can plug in and watch cooking shows on YouTube. I get all excited about how I’m making nourishing and delicious food and BAM …. 5km done!
    Good on you Miss B and I’ll be looking up this show on your recommendation X

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