Health & Fitness, Weight Loss

The 8 Week Transformation – Week 4 Report

10th June 2015

Oh hey, so I know this report has come a little later than usual, but I’ve been having to concentrate all free time efforts on studying as I had one of my CIMA exams this morning. Thankfully, I passed, which makes that 9 down and um, 7 to go! We’ll get there… But I also won £2.80 on last night’s EuroMillions draw so I think we’re pretty much winning all round.

Speaking of winning, after last week’s little weight gain but inch loss kerfuffle, it looks like we’re back on track again. I lost back what I’d gained plus a bit more, which is 1.75lbs and another 3cm. My total for the last 4 weeks then comes to 4.75lbs and 14.5 cm (5.7″). I thought I’d share a before and after at this point since I’m now starting to see the difference for myself.

On the left is day 1 and on the right is day 28.

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I might as well continue with the positivity. Tonight in pole class we worked on handsprings as usual (I WILL get it this year), brass monkeys and pencils. Last time I tried a pencil I couldn’t hold it for more than a second. So I was awesomely surprised to find that I felt so much more balanced and steady in it tonight! I’m pretty sure that means my workouts have been right on point!

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The only downer recently has been that because of the exam prep I haven’t been as prepared food wise as I usually am and the excess of stress meant that I caved in to a biscuit or 2 outside of my cheat meal allowance. I had a few, I didn’t over indulge, so I didn’t beat myself up about it. I just picked up again right where I left off.

A few staples have kept me going this week because I’ve had to keep things really simple and quick.

Breakfast – Overnight Oats with Almond Butter & Cinnamon

You can make 5 portions of this in one go on a Sunday and you’ll have breakfast sorted for the working week.

50g steel cut oats
50ml water
100ml almond milk + 50ml to mix in before eating
1 tsp almond butter
1 tsp honey
pinch of cinnamon/salt

348 Calories (47g Carbs, 13g Fat, 13g Protein)


Lunch – Cous Cous & Tuna Salad

1 can of tuna in brine
30g cous cous
Handful of sugar snap peas
1/2 pepper
100g baby plum tomatoes
1 hard boiled egg
Dressing made of half a small avocado, a large dollop of natural yoghurt and 1/2 tsp mustard

525 Calories (42g Carbs, 19g Fat, 43g Protein)

I’ve already started planning for next week so that I’m prepared well ahead. Especially since hubby and I will probably being going for a walkies day trip to the Isle of Wight this Sunday, I NEED to make sure I make time to prep.

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