Weight loss update

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!

Jillian - a side lunge is weird, but Lulu's got your back (via)
Jillian – a side lunge is weird, but Lulu’s got your back (via)

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!

4 Replies to “Weight loss update”

  1. Thanks for the link! Do you find it harder to exercise in hot weather? Your exercise class options sound really good! I haven't committed to classes or memberships anywhere but I would like more variety. Maybe I should look at drop-in classes. Good luck in your fitness endeavours!

    1. I do prefer training in winter, when you can walk outside, and realise how nice it's been to get hot! Is you skating always on a 'feel like' it basis then?

      Weighed in today at 75.5kg!!

  2. I always think if I am going to eat high calorie food, it better be worth it. So if I don’t love the cake, I don’t eat it and save the calories for something I love.

    As to exercise, I get your unwillingness to commit. So many things get in the way. Not least boredom with the activity. Only thing that doesn’t bore me is walking. But then when it is too hot, I can’t do one.

    1. The heat and humidity really detracts from walking – the two weeks in the US was lovely to have the brisk cool weather to walk in.

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