Savvy and Spryte on our walk last weekend. This was in the briefest of moments whilst it wasn’t raining. I don’t remember Perth winters being so….wintry. Cold yes….windy yes – all this rain? Not so much. I get told we need the rain so I try not to whine too much but it is with great effort. Week One of the 12 week challenge is done. I clocked a 2kg loss. And my eating was not perfect so I’m happy with that. Got to the Gym only twice but did exercise on every day except Thursday. Dogs got training in and a couple of long walks and I did a kettleball workout on Monday and lived to tell the tale even if my muscles were still repairing two days later.
My trainer tells me I need to eat more over the course of the day (not leave my major calorie intake to dinner) and make sure my snacks are real food. Apparently Cup A Soups and Up N Go drinks don’t constitute the definition of “real” food. I had three aims with my food this last week. 1. No unhealthy fast food. 2. Veggies every day 3. Drink 2ltrs of water every day. 1 & 2 I did easily and even 3 I managed 6 out of 7 days. My dinner portions of protein need to be less. But that won’t happen unless I make it to dinner without feeling like I could eat an entire cow. Or fish. Or chicken. Which means I need to snack better. Which means I need to go grocery shopping today at some point and get “real” food for snacks. It’s exhausting just writing about it all. Plus I’m supposed to make my own soup. As in buy pre-cut soup veggies and turn them into liquid. I’m really not down with this whole officially cooking gig – I heat my (pre-cut and prepared) veggies up in a microwave, I make oatmeal on the stove and I can fry an egg. That’s about as far as I’m willing to push the cooking skills envelope. Unless you count putting a frozen pizza in the oven or making toast. Some might say I’m a lazy cook. I’d say they were taking liberties with the term “cook”. I wish I could claim a full time chef on my tax return. I think we’d find one of those very handy. BLAH. Of course this whole increase muscle mass, decrease fat mass schtick is 80% food in and 20% exercise energy out. Either way I have to put more effort into ONE of those things really and food (even to my limited maths brain) seems significantly more important.
It all seems quite effort intensive and I’m definitely more of a convenient and easy intensive personality. I shall persevere none the less because whilst I may be a “lazy” food acquirer I am also quite stubborn when it comes to particular things. In the meantime I’d much rather go and check out display homes. Tim and I are heading off to do this today – we have started the whole time to expand and move out and build somewhere we have more than a ping pong table sized piece of land ball rolling. We’ve made appointments to see those mortgage/new house/building type people and are currently scrutinising housing designs and builders and making a list (mammoth tome) of what we want in the next house. So it’s a good distraction from thinking about food and exercise all the time in between dog training and schoolwork.
Here’s a few pics I tweeted about during the last few weeks – I’m only responsible for the last two – a couple of my favourite pics of the guys I took at the Nerd HQ panel at Comic Con which was only a month ago now but feels like years!
This just made me laugh out loud.
This is a friend’s dog – Nyx. Emma took the photo of her at the farm.
Jensen Ackles aka Dean Winchester
Jared Padalecki aka Sam Winchester.