Today is my rest day = no exercising.
Menu for today:
Muesli with milk, sugar, sunflower & pumpkin seeds with one pear
Snack: 8 Provitas topped with cottage cheese and a handful of nuts.
Lunch: Two slices of bread topped with leftover ground beef with lentils and one tomato.
Snack: Rice cakes topped with peunut butter with yogurt.
Dinner: Gem Squash with mussels and potato and green salad with a little bit of feta cheese (I have a craving for feta cheese.)
Here is the Organic Peanut butter I use on my fruit or snacking:
This morning I found that I have dropped from a dress size 26 to a 22 in 7 weeks. I’m ecstatic about it and I am so motivated to lose more. My goal is to be a dress size 16 again.
Exercise this morning:
30 minutes of running
15 minutes of strength training.
Breakfast: Muesli, sunflower & pumpkin seeds with one glass of milk and sugar.
Snack: Yogurt with peanuts and an apple.
Lunch: whole-wheat pasta with chicken, buttersquash and baked beans.
Snack: 8 Provitas topped with cottage cheese and black pepper and cucumber.
Dinner: Ground beef with lentils, brown rice, brocoli and corn on a cob.
This is a picture of the type of sunflower seeds I add to my Muesli every morning.
I’ve decided to add exercise .
30 minutes running each morning
15 minutes of weights
30 minutes of fast walking in the evenings.
Menu for today:
Breakfast: Muesli with low fat milk, sugar, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
Snack: Bunch of grapes along with 8 provitas topped each with cucumber, tomato and cottage cheese. (Provitas are a wholewheat Low GI biscuit which have fewer calories than bread.)
Lunch: Baked my own Sunflower, pumpkin seed bread at home where I used brown flour and added a lot of Digestive bran. Topped with tuna, one tablespoon of mayonaise, lettuce and radish.
Snack: 6 Rice cakes topped with peanut butter and banana.
Dinner: Wholewheat pasta with buttersquash pumpkin, baked beans and chicken.
I’m eating more than last week because of the added exercise in the evenings as well. Before I go for the walk in the evenings, I eat an USN protein bar, one hour before walking.
Here is a picture of the ankle weights I use to exercise my knees with, to make them stronger for the running.
Monday, always the day after a weekend. A day to reflect on what you’ve been eating over the weekend and if it was good for your body.
I did have a few drinks over the weekend but nothing I can’t work off with exercising.
This morning I did do my 30 minutes of running (cardio)
I’m doing this type of exercise to strengthen the knees because of my weak knee after an operation I had 11 years ago. This type of exercise strengthen my knees so that I’m able to run.
I also do hamstrings exercise, squats and hip exercises. Over time I will post illustrated video/images of these type of exercises as well.
Total: 45 minutes of exercising where 15 minutes are strength training.
Menu for today:
Breakfast: Muesli with milk and one teaspoon of sugar with added sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
Snack: Provitas topped with peanut butter.
Lunch: Low GI Bread topped with tuna and lettuce.
Snack: Rice cakes topped with cottage cheese.
Dinner: Butter squash with salmon.
This blog is all about eating healthy, living healthy and being healthy. It will include food diaries, exercise tips and techniques and how I strive to live healthy.
I’ve exercised 4 days ago due to life happenings but I will surely exercise again tomorrow morning.
Food for today:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with steak on Low GI bread.
Snack: Fruit with nuts.
Snack: Rice cakes with cottage cheese.
Dinner: Fruit smoothie added with oatmeal.