Health & Well Being Sunday #3

My plans for this month have been thwarted once again by the UK weather.

If there is one thing I have learnt in this life, it is that things do not always go to plan. Life has a way of taking the best laid plans, turning them upside down and then rearranging them back to front. In the UK we have gone from a heatwave to a deluge.

As the proverb states…

“A Dripping June, Sets All in Tune.”

Just as the rain allows nature to restore an even balance. A little analytical thinking in our own abilities can stop the ugly head of over confidence rising.

The past two weeks have been interesting. I have gone from hardly moving due to the heat to moving loads because it is cooler and I can.  From feeling ill to well to ill again and back to being well at the moment. I strongly suspect my body is not a big fan of changeable weather.

I have been naughty this week, I have had two takeaways over the past couple of days. I don’t usually have takeaways as I am not a big fan but due to circumstances I didn’t really have much of an option.  They were nice though. Yum! Got salad today. 🙂

Bad Habits 

Trying to sort out my healthy eating habits has made me realise that I have got into some bad food habits.

Mayo/Dressings/Sauce – Full fat of course. Adding extra calories to meals. I have now stopped buying mayonnaise but that does not stop me from reaching for a pre-made sandwich loaded with the stuff. This is why I need to sort my lunches for work.

Coke Cola – Since coming back from America I have not been able to stop myself from drinking this stuff. I cannot drink diet due to the sweeteners so it is full fat, sugary coke all the way. I am not drinking it everyday but I am having at least 2 glasses a week which is not good.

Crisps – I am addicted to crisps. Any kind of crisps. Along with the coke not a good combination.

Below is the progress on my last goals…

1. Running twice a week – start building up stamina

Well just after my last post the UK had a heatwave. As much as I enjoy nice weather, I don’t like melting. So, that week I did not run or walk at all. This week I have done a lot of walking but no running, still building stamina!

2. Carry on with Health and Fitness Journal – add a “Well Being” section. (Might move it into a ring binder.

I have not got round to taking a photo of this yet but I will. It is not in a ring binder. I found a scrapbook which I have decided to house it in. It is looking good so far!

3. Healthy Eating – Organise my lunch better for work. Get ideas so can start when come back from holiday.

I have a whole section on healthy eating in my journal. Now I just have to decide what I am going to eat.

4. Increase my Water intake

Due to the heatwave this was a lot easier to accomplish than I initially thought.

5. Start a strength workout – need a stronger core.

Yep! Okay again due to the heat I only started this over the last 7 days but I am loving it. I love that feeling you get after exercising.

6. Begin Planking… again!

Errr.. well I am doing it. I am just rubbish at it… lol! I used to do about a minute but now it’s about 5 seconds.. oh dear!

7. Keep to a schedule

First I need to create one. I plan on doing this once I get back from my hols.

Over the next couple of  weeks I am off to Italy so a couple of my goals are going to go on the back burner. I cannot work out in a tiny hotel room but I will doing a lot of walking. I also suspect I will be doing a lot of eating. I was watching an interview where someone said the food in Italy was so good they cried. I am prepared to be amazed. I’m not really a foody but I will be making healthy choices where I can. Apart from when we go to the Hard Rock cafe then it will be a burger.

So, I am not listing my goals for the next two weeks. I will be doing as much as I can and I will let you know how I get on when I get back. Ciao!! x

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