Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day 2687 - Let the health and fitness begin #Wellnesswednesday

Week one and I've begun 



Yesterday I declared to the world (the "world" being you guys) that I'm back on the road to being fit and fabulous in my 40s.  

So here I am again sharing what I'm doing, not only to help inspire others to get their health and fitness on track, but to keep myself accountable. If there's one thing I've learned, it's easier to create new habits when you're having to report in.

As far as exercise is concerned my goal is walking 5 days a week for a minimum total of 20km (It's only Wednesday and I've already done 15kms).  To get me started I also hope to get through 100 sit-ups each week, as well as around 60 leg raises, 40 push-ups and some dips.  

When it comes to food I am attempting to minimise my heavy white carbs (bread, pasta, potatoes etc) and increase my clean green intake.  Given my family also need to enjoy what I cook, my plan is to eat clean at least 4 nights a week, with a focus on portion control for the remaining nights where dinner is created for their tastes.  Dinner tonight is steak and vegetables, but instead of having a T-bone the size my 6 foot 5 husband would eat, I'll choose a smaller cut. 

As for snacks I'm doing my best to eliminate cakes, cookies and chocolate (geez it's tough) and trying to go with savoury instead.

Vita-weats with vegemite and olive margarine spread, and a cup of green tea 

My chai lattes started to become a daily habit, but I am back to only having them 3 times a week (which requires planning).  The rest of the time I'm choosing green tea. 

I had completely ditched the fruit, but this week I'm back on the berry, banana and mango juices made fresh with the Nutri Ninja the moment I return from the morning walk.  When I say "fresh" I actually mean frozen berries, frozen mango, fresh banana and a splash of apple juice. Does that count as fresh?

My morning fruit juice cocktail - minus the vodka (sigh) 


So that's where I'm at with this whole "fit and fabulous" thing.

Who wants to join me? 

I'll let you know how it all pans out at my next check.

Happy hump day! 


4 comments :

  1. You ARE fit and fabulous! I'm trying to eat as many salads for dinner as I can while the weather is still hot and summery as before long it will be comfort food pastas and rice for dinner :)

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  2. I'm 'baching' for the next 4 weeks as hubby & daughter have moved to Queensland. The last 2 nights I've been eating from the freezer, but this weekend will be getting some groceries in so I can cook when I walk through the door at 7. I've been spoilt with hubby home & cooking & doing groceries. Back to walking from tomorrow too. As an aside, you look pretty fit and fabulous anyway!

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  3. I've recently become a coach for Weight Watchers. I'm feeling more fit and fabulous than I was in my 30's! Although I walk every day, I do need to look at doing some toning, but the thought of joining the gym fills me with dread. Here's to being fitter and fabulous-er! :)

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  4. I've recently become a coach for Weight Watchers. I'm feeling more fit and fabulous than I was in my 30's! Although I walk every day, I do need to look at doing some toning, but the thought of joining the gym fills me with dread. Here's to being fitter and fabulous-er! :)

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