This morning I made an EXTRA effort to wake up at a respectable hour (9.30am yo!) and I decided to start the day with a celery, apple, tomato and grapefruit juicy smoothie. It made me feel so powerful I ended up doing a work out! Having tried this several times I've decided The Ministry of Sound's 'Pump it up' work out DVD is just not for me. This may be because of the style or possibly the incredible cheesy grins, but mostly it's because the only place I can do this is in my room and it's definitely too small and not suitable to jump in.
So I gave up that up and decided to try out some work out videos recommended to me by a fellow subscriber. It's by a Youtube channel called StartToLoseWeight and there is a belly dancing working that I thought seemed easy enough to follow. I didn't sweat particularly with it but it entertained me for a while and got me moving! So all together it was about 45 minutes to an hours workout and I was pleased, so today I did not count my steps. I did wear the Ped whilst exercising and I earned some Weight Watchers points and it was more than what I would earn with 10,000 steps, so I take that as a good sign.
Anyway I had my weigh in today, here are my results:
Weight: 12st 8.6lbs
Waist inches: 32inches
Hip inches: 42inches
Arm width: 15.5inches
Thigh width: 26inches
Weight: 12st 5.6lbs
Waist inches: 33inches
Hip inches: 43.5inches
Arm width: 15inches
Thigh width: 25inches
So, I've lost 3lbs! How exciting! I am extremely pleased and I feel so good this week. However it seems I have some how gained inches on my waist, hips and arms! Perhaps all the walking has taken off an inch from my thigh but I'm still curious to know why it is I've put on an inch else where. Perhaps it's water retention?
But I'm not too worried about it, I'm just pleased I am seeing a change in my body (and mind!)
Another exciting thing I did today was make home made meatballs!
A total success! I only had a few and stuck mostly to beans and vegetables but it was happily accepted by the family :)
Last thing I want to update you on is a book I picked up. It's Michael Pollan's 'The Omnivore's Dilemma'. I've been looking at a lot of his work and apparently this book will provide an insight into the foods I'm eating. Part of this journey isn't just about losing weight but understanding what it is that is happening to our food culture and how we live. I've only read a few paragraphs today and already I'm intrigued!
The last note of the day is that I also went into Holland and Barretts and picked up Millet Grain, Quinoa and Tofu Cheese Spread. The Tofu spread is amazing (especially with broccoli) but I'm looking for recipes and ways to get both Millet and Quinoa. Any ideas anyone?