I'm a 5km girl
It’s got to be my favourite running distance. Long enough to be a mental challenge but short enough to feel like you’ve just busted out the worlds most awesome sprint at the end.
Back on track planning
I had a big weekend of partying as one of my close family members finally turned 18 and we had a weekend in Sydney to celebrate. Time to push the reset button and get back on track. Re commitment: - This re commitment will set me back on schedule and will be focused on making sure I don’t slip up before my date night with Anthony on the 20th of July. For the next 12 days I will: 1. Eat...
Confession - I attempted a fad
Last week, I thought that it would be a good idea to try and lose a kilo or so before I head to Sydney this weekend for a 2 day trip birthday celebration (lots of food and alcohol). This led me to the bad decision to try out the ‘7 day diet’, which is a diet that restricts you to certain food groups each day (fruit day one, veges day two etc). I know fully well that this was a bad...
Even if I am not seeing a difference on the...
i-am-feeling-good: I am seeing a difference in my endurance I am seeing a difference in my energy level I am seeing a difference in my curves I am seeing a difference in my attitude I am seeing a difference in my muscle mass I am seeing a difference in my lifestyle I am seeing a difference in my confidence I am seeing such a good difference in myself.
Time to lay out my goals for July! 1. Maintain my weight of 62 kilos 2. Stick to your half marathon training 3. Be able to do one pull up 4. Cook one new healthy food a week 5. Eat clean during the work week and any time you don’t have an event It’s all about fitness this month! I’ve got to fuel my body with the right amount of healthy food or I’m not going to be able...
June goals - results
My attitude towards my diet and my goals changed dramatically during June, so I’m not going to meet the goals I laid out at the start of the month. However, I would like to still talk about the progress I made. JUNE GOALS - Results 1. To have 4 red days maximum Didn’t happen. I decided that I needed to give my body a rest from constantly trying to lose weight because I was naturally...
Caffeine free week update
An update on caffeine free - day 2; I was doing okay yesterday till around the 3:30pm mark where I started getting really tired, cranky and cold. I pushed through my workout and hosting trivia and when I got home was just dead in a way I haven’t been in ages. Slept from 10pm till 7am like a log without waking up once. I can’t remember the last time I did that. I woke up and felt...
After telling my boyfriend this morning I’ve become a coffee a day person, he immediately challenged me to do a caffeine free week. So I start tomorrow. One last cup of coffee next to me to indulge in.
Half marathon training
Half marathon training starts today! It’s exciting and scary and will take a long commitment to reach because the race isn’t till September but I am determined and ready to do this. It starts today with an hour of strength training and stretches. The basic outline of training is: Monday - Stretches and weights Tuesday - Short run (5km to 8km) Wednesday - Sprints or tempo run ...
When do you step in?
I’m getting really concerned that one of my closest friends has an eating disorder. I know for a fact that earlier this year she was bulimic. She says she has stopped but, of course, I don’t know if that’s true. I have noticed a lot of warning signs. Turning up to her house and her saying immediately, “I’ve eaten so much today”, and then refusing not eating...
Wednesday: Intake - 1517 Out take - 0 (I’d hurt my knee a little running on Tues) Net - 1517 Thursday: Intake - 1540 Out take - 323 Net - 1217 Two good days, but I have to say, I had a pretty big fail on the exercise this morning. I was supposed to do sprints around the oval, but after one and a half I just gave up. That’s not the awesome person I want to be! Not very proud...
Monday: Intake - 1531 Out take - 255 Net - 1276 Great day! Also, I did my first full weights session at the gym and was lifting heavier than all the other girls. Tuesday: Intake - 1617 Out take - 311 Net - 1306 This would have been an amazing day, but I was given a donut and caved at work. It’s been honestly so long since I’ve eaten a donut. Wasn’t worth it at all.
A new food tracker I created to try and make sure I’m eating the right things, in the right amounts! Totally up to editing as well if I’ve forgotten an important food.
Saturday: Intake - 1684 Out take - 492 Net - 1192 Sunday: Intake - 1427 Out take - 0 Net - 1427 Saturday I went indoor rock climbing with the boyfriend, which I think is an awesome way to crosstrain! I’d been rock climbing a couple of months ago and I felt much stronger this weekend. I’d love to try and go once a month or so and see how my strength progresses. They have a...
Training your body to maintain on 1300 calories...
This is what I have to keep reminding myself of.
I have completed my first two days of my exercise more, eat more new philosophy: Wednesday: Intake - 1756 Outtake - 380 Net - 1376 Thursday: Intake - 1696 Outtake - 418 Net - 1278 Great days! Although I am getting very full from all the food. I’m very interested and a little scared to see how this is going to affect my weight next weigh in, but I’ve got full belief that this...
Change is hard
So as I’ve made the decision to move more into fitness and half marathon training through winter and aim to maintain weight mostly, I’m finding the hardest thing to get my head around is increasing calories. I gained weight this week mainly because I had some bad days. There was some definite overeating at dinner parties, mainly through high fat foods and alcohol. This is not how I...
Moving into maintenance
After some deep and meaningful talks with a few people including the boyfriend, Mum and my counsellor I have decided that I am going to take a break from hardcore weightloss and maintain my current weight of 62kg (136 lbs) for the Winter months. I’m planning to do this by attempting 2 non calorie counting days on weekends, still trying to eat healthy, but allowing myself treats if I want...
Lou's eating experiments - Protein diet results
Results from my protein diet experiment!
Lou's eating experiments - Protein diet
It’s time for my second eating experiment! This time I have chosen my brother’s kickboxing protein diet. This diet is used in one of two ways; - A once a week ‘booster’ for diets - A way for my brother and others at his kickboxing club to cut back on weight if they need to for a fight It’s known for dropping large amounts of weight in short periods of time,...
1. To have 4 red days maximum 2. To exercise 5 times a week (after you recover from cold) 3. Do strength exercises each time you exercise. 4. Be able to do one pull up 5. Reach 60 kgs I’m going to start my half marathon training at the end of this month, so I think I will dedicate this month to strength training. Let’s go weights!
May goals - Review
May goals - To cut back on my ‘red’ days overall and keep it to one a week at most. Achieve 25 ‘green’ days or above Done! I only had 5 red days in May, compared to 13 in April. It really helped having a goal in this area - To achieve my second fitness level completely and do at least one pull up by myself I achieved the most important part of the 2nd level, 5km in under half an hour....
Monday - join a Gym
Tuesday - wake up with a cold that prevents you from going to the gym :/
An important note on treating yourself
Today I am trying the McRib, which has just been released in Australia for the first time ever. It is 500 calories, almost half my daily amount, but I am cutting down the rest of the day and getting lots of low calorie foods into me cause missing out on trying the McRib would be a terrible sacrifice of weight loss. It’s always ok to treat yourself if you plan for it. Learning to fit in high...
I have taken up the challenge that later in the year, in September, I am going to do the Sydney half marathon; http://sydneyrunningfestival.com.au/ I’m already running 5km a couple of times a week, but I’m going to start my official ‘training’ and the end of June. Any other Tumblr fitspo’s out there from Australia keen? I’d love some one to help motivate and...
I wanna nom →
I have a feeling I’m the only one using this site and I don’t understand why because it is seriously amazing. Every time you find a recipe you like you just click the ‘I wanna nom’ button in your bookmarks and it saves it to your list of recipes on the site. Way easier than copying URL’s to a word doc of recipes like a used to like a fool.
Longest run ever
Just finished the longest run I’ve done so far, 6.2km, around the gorgeous (but fucking freezing) lake burley griffin in Canberra.
Another tough weekend
So the big weakness of my weightloss journey is weekends. There always seems to be some celebration on and I lose my focus when all the food and the people are around. This weekend I’m going to Canberra and already on the schedule is two pubs, a winery with a fancy menu (not much in the low cal range) and lunch by the lake. It’s all going to be really lovely, but very hard to resist...
2 Day Cleanse - evaluation
So I finished my 2 day cleanse experiment successfully, and weighed in this morning with a loss :) Here’s my official evaluation of the diet: I’m thinking next week of doing another 2 day diet. A protein focused diet my brother does when trying to lose weight for kickboxing fights. Just to compare the difference with a green vegetable based 2 day diet and a protein based one...
In it for the long run:
Around 80% of everyone who goes on a diet will lose less than ten percent of their body weight, and be back where they started or heavier in five years. Those who keep it off make sustainable nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Cookie Monster raps about healthy food →
Something about this song, one of the Sesame Street songs I’ll always remember.
Lou's eating experiments
I’ve decided as part of the fun of fitness, healthy eating, losing weight or however you want to approach it, I will be doing eating experiments. Basically I’m just going to try out a bunch of different diets and healthy eating plans and see their effectiveness on me. Honestly, the main reason I’m doing this is for the fun of it. I think it will motivate me to keep going in the...
I went in the Mother’s Day Classic 5km run yesterday, and managed to run it in 28 minutes, 50 seconds. My aim for the day was under 30 minutes so I’m pretty damn happy I achieved it. Now I’m ready to move onto my next goal of reaching 10km.
Those moments you realise
You’re finally doing something you’ve been wanting to do for as long as you can remember, and succeeding at it.
24 calorie mini muffins
Last night I made these mini muffins using this recipe;http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Low-Fat-Chocolate-Muffins By halving each ingredient and splitting each portion from 12 serves to 32 serves using adorable mini muffin cases, I was able to make each muffin only 24 calories! Safe to say I’m pretty happy I can eat choc muffins guilt free for afternoon tea today.
Happy Healthy Hippy: Healthy Savoury Muffins →
This sound like a great lunch option for this week, I’ll have to try it out! happyhealthyhippy: Ingredients: - 12 eggs (I subbed some with egg whites for higher protein content & less fat and calories - 2 egg whites = 1 whole egg) - 1 cup low-fat grated cheese - 1.5-2 cups veggies (I used red capsicum, spinach, onion & frozen peas & corn) Method: - Preheat oven to 190C...
Breakfast challenge update
So my ‘week one’ May challenge was to eat a different breakfast every day so that I could break out of my Special K habit (though Special K is still great). I managed the first three days really easily and then I went: Thursday - Easy Way iced tea (in no way a healthy well balanced breakfast but BF bought me one as a present because I’d been craving one. Friday - Whole wheat...
Beet root soup →
I made this beet root soup on Monday (without the creme) and have enjoyed it immensely for lunch the last two days. It was only 164 calories per serving and being in Aus, things are getting colder and soups are very welcome. I had it with some Helga’s sandwich thins (one of my favourite new products) and some lean protein on the side. Wonderful! Looking forward to doing some healthy...
May - Week one challenge
I think it would be fun to set myself challenges each week of May to keep myself focused and motivated. Week one - Eat a different breakfast every morning Why? I think I’ve become too reliant on my special K. I love it, but I think mixing it up a little will help me look outside that box at other options. Also, I’ve lucked out so far and my breakfast have been different the last 3...