Let’s start by saying – I’m envious of Dar’s fitness post today. Driving home, I thought ‘if she can do it (and she’s in a place with all that snow, and she is older than me) then what’s my excuse?’. So I set up my laptop, and still channeling Dar – I put on her fave instructor Jillian Michaels. I heard Jillian speak on the radio the other day, as she’s in Australia – what a champion. Of course, I had no idea about her personal life and her new reality show… So one 30 day shred session down!
Otherwise, I’ve done two Barre Body classes, and I weighed in today at 76.6kg, though I have been down to 76.0kg within the past week. Honestly, my eating hasn’t been well regulated with a birthday at the end of January. And with a big storm mid January, I threw my ‘no ice creams’ plan out the window. Stress is definitely a ‘reason’ I give myself to eat rubbish! Shame on me!
I’m incredibly torn – I have something coming up before the end of the month that’ll blow my healthy plans out of the window – just wait, I will tell you, once the surprised are aware 😉 Oh and it’s not a baby, as much as I’d love it to be 🙂
So for this week’s menu, we went easy. The butcher in our shopping centre has some ‘ready made’ meats and I feel more comfortable about these than the ones we often buy marked down in grocery duopoly. Here’s what I got:
- Chicken involtini
- Pork noisette
- Satay chicken skewers
- Lamb kofta skewers
The BF’s pretty impressed by the meat haul. All up, it was around $50 and then I spent $40 at the grocery store, which brings us on par with most weekly grocery shops. For vegies, I bought one ready made coleslaw mix and vegies to make a vegie lasagne. I figure the lasagne is enough as a meal for me for lunches, and a ‘side’ for our evening meals. All in all, it’s a pretty easy menu, so that’s a start!
So with exercise – it’s one thing I struggle to pay for as I struggle to commit! I’m good with playing water polo – but not training. I could get a weekly or more membership to trampoline exercise ($15 per class or $19 for a weekly sign up for 8 weeks or $135 for 10 classes). Barre Body is $25 for a casual class or $220 for 10 classes over six months, or $35 per week for two classes or $50 for unlimited number of classes. Does anyone see how I could find this + my commitment issues = confusing! And neither of these are particularly attractive when it’s super rainy outside either!
So, I’m not going backwards, but I’m not steaming forwards very quickly. I do look good in my new work out top though!