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.
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!
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
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
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.