Well I am one third of the way through my challenge! Over the last ten days I’ve amped up my workouts and brought in light weights whilst walking/running to help tone and sculpt my arms. I’ve also found myself in Portugal and enjoying long, clifftop walks in the sun that have left my legs with a very satisfying ache.
I also decided I needed to find long term solutions for cheat nights and instead of resorting to takeaways and trashy meals, I have started to make all my favourite indulgences from scratch. I had a craving for curry the other day, arguably my biggest vice. I just love the mix of flavours, the spice and the smells. So I put some time aside to try making chicken tikka jalfrezi. I was actually amazed at how quickly this could be knocked up and the best part was, I made enough to feed a small army! I have now 8 frozen meals squirrelled away for future use. I was also impressed, even if I do say so myself, with how tasty it turned out. I didn’t have any of the greasy, gooeyness of a takeaway yet I had all the flavour I was craving. The only downside was that my home smelt like curry for three days so I was glad I’d made enough for a few months worth of meals!
I have also downloaded the 30 Day App challenges onto my iPhone. There are ones for squats, push-ups and sit-ups and each day they force me into making sure I do my exercises which always take far less time than I anticipate and I have a feeling of huge satisfaction when I get to click the “DONE’ button at the end of each day.
I haven’t lost any weight according to the scales this time, however I can feel the change in my body already so I’m inspired to keep pushing forward.
Let me know how you’re getting on!