Hump day is here! And we all know what that means? That’s right “Weigh in Wednesday”.
I’ve FINALLY broken my plateau and am down 400 grams!
I’ve been really on to my nutrition this week and it has paid off. Aside from keeping my nutrition journal I’ve also gotten back into seeking out new healthy recipes which always gets me excited! I love trying new foods and when they’re delicious it’s even better!
I realise I’ve been pretty damn slack lately and it’s shown on the scales but thankfully I’ve had a few light bulb moments lately and they’re pushing me back in to the right direction, I can see the light again at the end of the tunnel and I’m not giving up!
Sometimes I think the universe is really looking out for me and this week it’s definitely been on my side!
Yesterday Ms Bridges sent me an email and it was all about how to get your Mojo back, how appropriate?! It was just what I needed to read and although it didn’t say “get off your ass you lazy sloth” it did remind me that I need to get a better night’s sleep and to get back into my morning exercise. Check & Check, Roger that!!
This morning I went onto my Facebook and was surprised to see I had an update that I was tagged in a picture by my favourite PT friend Ray on his fitness page.
How appropriate is that?!
It’s just what I needed this morning, it’s like he knew exactly what I needed and there it was!
It makes me realise how far I have come since September last year, it makes me want to push on and reach my goals and it makes me want to be a better person & version of myself!!
So as you can see the universe is clearly on my side this week and I’m taking full advantage of that!
Last night I got inspired and decided to try another 12WBT recipe.
The original recipe was for Spaghetti & Meatballs but seeing as though I’m pretty terrible with meatballs I decided to just make a bolognaise sauce.
The best thing about bolognaise is that you can hide plenty of veggies in the sauce and not even notice! The herbs and tomato just over power everything and I’m really ok with this.
I tweaked the recipe slightly by using Kangaroo mince and also wholemeal pasta, being fuller for longer is always the better option! Plenty of protein and good carbs!
I made 3 servings at 297 calories each. I added a bit of parmesan cheese to my serve last night though so the calories were bumped up very slightly but none the less a perfectly healthy, filling, low calorie dinner!
Some people are put off by the thought of eating Kangaroo and I can completely understand why, it’s not really an animal that a lot of people would think of eating, it’s not the usual chicken, pork, beef or lamb but it is just as delicious, sorry to the vegetarians out there!
Kangaroo meat is a really great high-quality source of protein, Low in fat and has plenty of omega 3’s as well as lower calories compared to other meats! I.e. “A 150 gram serve of Kangaroo fillet or steak typically provides 643 kilojoules, that’s 153 calories!” (Taken from Macro Meats website)
Plus it actually tastes pretty damn good! It’s a win win in my book.
So now onto my 80 questions because I’ve been slack and really need to get back into it!
Do you focus more on getting lean and mean or tiny and fragile?
Well I never ever want to be tiny and fragile that’s for sure!
I want to be healthy and glowing. Lean & mean is where I want to head but I don’t necessarily want to be absolutely shredded! I want to have muscle and look toned and fit. My goal body would be something close to Michelle Bridges physique when she’s not absolutely shredding it!
Write your current weight. Have you lost anything in the past week? If not, what are your plans for this week?
Current weight is 78.9kg
I have dropped 400 grams in the last week, hallelujah!
I have beaten my plateau and am back on track to the body I want and the goals I want to achieve!!
I have plans to keep doing what I’m doing as I’m hoping to be down to 75kg by the end of this round. But if I don’t quite reach that goal it’s ok because I will continue to work towards it and smash it out!
How much water do you usually drink in a day?
Lots?! I can’t say I track my water intake too much because I always make sure I’m hydrated! I bring a 700ml bottle to work with me and fill it up at least 6 – 7 times through the day which would mean close to 4 Litres a day or more!
I drink water constantly throughout the day, as soon as I get up I have a glass and then even right before bed I usually have a little sip to get me through the night.
It’s incredibly important to stay hydrated!
Before I go I wanted to announce that I’m going to be a student again!
I know, Scary stuff!! I haven’t studied in 5 years so I’m a bit nervous but excited too because it’s something I’m passionate about!
I’ll be studying my Certificate II in Retail Makeup & Skin Care Services.
I feel like I’m at a point in my life where I need to make some positive decisions that will help me in the future.
Beauty is an industry that will never die, woman always want to look and feel beautiful so I know I will never be out of work with this career move! Plus it’s something I really love doing! I don’t start studying until April but I’m officially enrolled and now have an even better excuse to buy makeup!!