My alarm went off at 5:30am this morning!! For someone who usually crawls out of bed at 7:15am when they have to leave for work at 7:45am this was a massive MASSIVE achievement. Now not only was I awake at this crazy hour but I even managed to bash out a 20 minute HIIT session and cook protein pancakes for breakfast! Success!
I left for work equip with my two snacks and chicken salad for lunch. The snack scenario was always going to be tough because I’m someone who is used to snacking constantly at work! Not necessary on bad things, but I will enjoy a good few portions of fruit and healthy savory snacks during my grueling 8-5 day, however Joe tells me I’m only allowed ONE portion of fruit a day along side another snack which would be a challenge!
And it was, but I managed to just snub a snack with water or another bloody green tea!
I knew when I got home from work and was making my lunch for tomorrow or dinner for tonight I’d be tempted to pick so I kept my second snack for then to avoid the dreaded temptation! Nailed it.
Dinner was chicken stir-fry and I was so excited about it and knew I was all out of snacks for the day so would need to enjoy every bite and tried to do just that. (It was so delicious)
Now I have my last temptation to get through… the few hours before bed without touching anything. I’ve got half a bottle of water left and a green tea and distracting myself with writing this! I don’t want to count my eggs before they’ve hatched but hopefully this will be my first successful day of clean eating, no cheating and HIIT training. I plan to smash another 5:30am alarm and HIIT session tomorrow as well as a successful day and bang on plan! Watch this space.
As if I actually managed 3 whole days of 5:30am alarms, 20 minute HIIT workouts, lean meals, and no cheating!!
I’ll be honest, I feel very in control at the minute and the will-power has come from somewhere! I’ve even managed to kick the pointless snacking as I prepare my lunch or wait for my dinner to cook which is big turn around. I mean granted, it’s only day 3 officially but it’s a nice feeling to be in control and have the willpower to not crash and burn.. yet anyway!
I feel myself being nicer and more awakw at work which is a good sign! The weekend is coming which is always a worry, especially since there’s a silent disco (my fave!!) but I’m determined to stay strong! I really want to put everything into these four weeks and reap from the results.
So hopefully I’ll resist the temptation and if I struggle I just need to remember FAT BRIDESMAID. FAT BRIDESMAID. FAT BRIDESMAID!!!!
It’s 17:23 on Sunday 17th September and I actually managed my first week 100% on plan!! I’m in shock but at the same not so because, (dare I say it) it was quite easy… see despite my love for food dipped in fat, I do actually enjoy healthy food so I’ve found the meals fairly easy to stick to because they’re honestly delicious! (The piri-piri cheesy meatballs are UNREAL!)
It really is just getting your head around saying NO to yourself. Your inner self.
Sure, there’s been times when I’ve wanted to have just “one sneaky biscuit” from the staff room, or a bite of a spring roll from my parents Chinese takeaway but you literally have to tell yourself NO! Pull yourself away, have a green tea, glass of water, read your book and wait until the next meal.
Since its only 2 snacks and 3 meals a day I found myself looking forward to my 3 main meals and really enjoying them.
Waking up at 5:30am was tough I won’t lie, but it’s so nice finishing work at 5pm and knowing I can come home and relax for the evening. This is enough motivation to get me up and get it done. Plussss waking up to protein pancakes are completely worth it because they’re incredible!
I managed to avoid my favorite Silent disco and jager bombs and spent my Saturday night planning my week. Then today went food shopping (after a gym session) so my fridge was stocked full ready for another week and that in itself is a nice feeling.
Having a grip on your diet and food almost makes you feel like you have a grip on your life. It’s a weird feeling but I do feel more alert and motivated. Having structure does make you feel a lot more in control and who doesn’t want control of their own life!
Now I have managed to keep myself off the “sad step” and haven’t weighed myself and vow not to until the end of the 4 weeks. I do, however feel better. I don’t want to jinx it and say slimmer so I’ll say less bloated, less stodgy, less heavy which has a knock on effect for my confidence. I mean that’s strange, I probably haven’t lost a lot (if any) yet I’m walking around feeling better in my clothes because my stomach feels better.
It really is all bloody positive and as I go into my second week I’m feeling happy, motivated, healthy, positive, leaner, and determined to have another successful and kick as week!!
Cheers Joe Wicks you sexy mother fucker!!