Today is the start of week 4 and day 22 of life without a couple of things and life with a few added extra’s.
Fitness Centre – I found myself sending a message to a mate asking him when he was going to join me for a “gym sesh”. The reply was one that needs a PG rating therefore not to be repeated here. “Gym sesh” who even says that? Apparently me! I have slightly adapted my gym programme. Yes, you did read that correctly, I ADJUSTED IT. The conversation went something like this:
How are things going with the programme? You finding your way alright with the machines?
To which I had no choice but to be honest and reply as follows:
Machines are all good. Just about that stretching, I am not feeling it, well actually I am but I am not enjoying it! 😦
To which I received a very quick reply:
Stretching is a form of injury prevention so it would be good for you to do it.
I had no choice here but to start reasoning like a Mother.
Will I die if I don’t stretch?
No you will not.
So that is how my programme received a minor adjustment and instead of stretching at the end, I walk 5 laps around the track.
Banting – I am fully into the swing of this now. We went to the place all parents go when a child turns 3….. The Spur! I managed to survive that without eating the bun and chips!! Victory I tell you. Dinner on Saturday at The Bailey/Vember’s was good. Curry, potjie and salad, I just sidestepped the rice and chocolate brownies. For anyone who has tasted Elana’s brownies, that is a very impressive step.
Measurements – seems we are only doing the measurements after 6 weeks. I did weigh myself this morning, in a very fully changing room (desperate measures) and I am very happy to report I have lost 3 Kg’s…. THREE KILOGRAMS (DRIE KILOGRAM for my Afrikaans peeps – that is basically Hans & Liesl)
This makes all the hard work worth it. Added to that I am feeling great, more energy and was able to buy a very cute pair of jeans a whole size smaller!
Tonight I am hosting “Book Club” at our house. I will be raising a glass (or 3) of bubbles to celebrate (Sorry Tim)….. Talking of which, tomorrow morning I am attending a breakfast with Prof Tim Noakes as the speaker. Very interested to take a listen and ask how to prefect that cauliflower pizza base!
This week I sign out as the Happy Sloth (soon to be Skinny Biatch)