Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Back to basics

Hey folks. Well, I'm back home in Southsea and pleased to be here. It really helps with keeping on track health-wise when I'm in my normal routine.

Things have been going well with the 25 days of fitness challenge, with every challenge completed so far. Monday's was really tough - 25 jumping jacks, 25 push ups, 25 crunches and 25 squats, twice through. It was short, sharp and painful. And then Real Military Fitness class lastnight was BRUTAL!

We did some running, which I hate anyway, then a really tough 9 minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of 5 jump squats, a run, then 15 push ups. The next AMRAP was 5 minutes of 10 box jumps, a run, then 5 full body get ups on the shingle beach. Add in another 5 minute AMRAP focused on arms and we were well and truly beat.

I've also signed up to a mini walking challenge for a couple of weeks where I need to hit 13,000 steps a day. I'm nothing if not determined to keep the pounds at bay this December! It's just as well because my eating has been straying way off track and featuring far to many "treats" for them even to be considered a treat anymore. So, I've gone back to basics and decided every meal I'm in control of this festive season (ie. I make at home) needs to be healthy and as simple as possible.

Monday was a pre-made cous cous and goats cheese salad with harissa from Waitrose. It was lovely but a very small portion, which probably led to my Peanut Butter M&Ms binge later that day...

 
Back home Tuesday night we were back on form with a simple chicken and Chinese veggie stir fry after RMF. It felt so good to eat wholesome stuff! Apologies for the crazy colour!

 
This morning I fried up some frozen chargrilled veggies I had on standby from Waitrose and made a frittata... They're back! I just walked to Lidl to get some smoked salmon to go with tomorrow's breakfast.

 
Lunch was a very tasty Tesco's sweet potato and chilli soup plus some prawns we had going spare. As we only moved back home lastnight I ordered some soups for this week but will be making my own batches for lunch next week. I also snacked on a banana and a Nakd bar during the day.

 
And now I'm about to make sausages for dinner. Mmm, sausages...
 
How's your December so far? Staying healthy?

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