Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Weekly Weigh In and Spring Chick Challenge Update

Morning guys and gals :)

So after my self sabotage last week I managed to lose 1/2 a pound. I got back on track over the weekend, and didn't eat anything I shouldn't and tracked it all meaning I was well below my ProPoints every day. Didn't get much exercise in, but that is going to change this week. I am having a tough time in my personal life at the moment, but I am not going to let it get in my way.

My plan for this week:

  • TRACK. Everything. I have a habit of not writing down 'free' foods but even these are going in the tracker this week. I also get halfway through the day and stop tracking, which is dangerous as my snacky time is in the evening.
  • Menu plan. To go along with the tracking I am going to write a menu plan, which will include 3 meals + snacks for every day Weds-Mon this week. This should also keep my budget in check.
  • Exercise. Rest day today, and then get back on it tomorrow.
  • Support. Read all the challengers blogs as much as I can, and ask for help if I need it.
  • Blog. I have a couple of posts up my sleeve for this week :)
Exercise plan for the week:
Wednesday: Walk to farm shop and back with buggy (2 miles)
Thursday: 40 mins Zumba
Friday: 30 mins Wii Fit
Saturday: 40 mins Zumba
Sunday: Walk with family and/or run in the evening
Monday: 40 mins Zumba

I am going to add these to a side bar so I can tick them off each day, and continue with the Starter exercise plan I showed you in my last post. Another thing I am going to do is wear my sports bra under my normal clothes, and that way I can fit in a few star jumps or step ups on the bottom stair when the urge takes me!

The Spring Chick Mini Challenge this week is to eat with your non-dominant hand. At first, I thought that as I eat with a knife and fork, I don't have a non-dominant hand for eating! But actually, as I usually have cereal for breakfast and soup for lunch I can hold my spoon with my left hand and try it! I think I will need a bib though... The theory behind it is by changing hands when eating it will disrupt your normal patterns and break the habit of over-eating. We'll see!

Just a final thought from me, last week when I was feeling down, as I often do, I took to Twitter. If any of you are on Twitter, please leave your user names in the comments and I will follow you. It is a great support network and we can keep each other going! My user name is @HellBellUk :)

How have you done this week? I hope the new year is treating you well :)



  1. Great goals. I love how well you detailed not only what you want to do - but how you want to do it. You got this in the bag! Best wishes xx

    - DS

  2. I love the detail as well!! The more structure and the more you plan, the easier it is to follow through! Especially when you are put under pressure i.e time, other peoples commitments etc

    Perhaps add one more different exercise to your routine? do you enjoy swimming at all?

    Congrats on pulling it back around! Makes me feel like I can do it too!

  3. I don't use twitter much anymore, it's such an overwhelming place with so many messages all the time. :P

    Good for you on turning things around Helly, that is fantastic! I am so proud of you!

  4. Definitely kudos for having such defined goals.. I hope week 2 thus far is going great for you!! <3

  5. I love your goals and also love Zumba... I see some serious loss in the future.