Getting back on the band wagon

17 02 2012

The week end was not good to me, okay, okay, I was not good to myself.

An old friend came to visit, and I slipped back into some old bad habits, eating badly drinking beer and skipping gym.  I just 5 really short days, I regain 3 of the 8kgs I lost.  This is just no good, and yesterday I felt awful when I climbed on that scale and saw  was back up to 141Kgs.  It was nearly down right depressing, and then I said to myself, Lizz, this is just a hurdle not the end of it all.

So, today I returned to gym with much vigor, and all my initial desire.  I’m back with my eating program and I have taken my workout to a new level.  It’s only a small step up, but it’s the next step I need.

My eating plan currently is;

BREAKFAST: small bowl muesli with a small hand full of dried goji berries and parmalat fabu-lite yoghurt (just one of those small ones – they are low fat and not sweetened, and you can really taste there is no extra sugar rubbish in there).  I also allow myself 2/3 fruit like plums, necterines, or green apples.  Did you know green apples (granny smith’s) has fat burning qualities??  It’s true…


Between meals I allow myself to snack when ever I’m feeling peckish or hungry.  As you may know, eating small amounts more often speeds up you metabolism.  I keep a mix of plain raw almonds and goji berries in a tupperware container for snacking, but I don’t have more than 10-15 almonds per snack time.  This counts for my snack between breakfast and lunch (which is usually before I go to gym for the day), as well as my snack between lunch and dinner.


Alternates on how hungry I’m feeling I have lunch after gym, so sometimes I’m ravenous and sometimes not.  I allow myself either 2 boiled eggs or 1 lean grilled chicken breats, or 1 small tin of tuna, with as many salad greens as I like, or just by themselves.  Sometimes I’ll have a fruit or two. I try not take in any sugar after 2pm


I have as much ‘Magic Soup’ as I want.  Its a special soup made from everything green and fat burning, and the way I make it, it is quite tastey.  Sure it’s no cheese burger from Steers, but all the green veg removes all my sugar cravings, as well as it needs to use fat to digest.

Gym today went as follows…

10min  brisk cycle

6 X 15 Hip aduction (outward) – works legs and ass

6 X 15 Hip abduction (inward) – works legs and ass

6 X 15 two handed over head tri-cep extension with free weight – for those ‘wings’ under the arms

5 X 15 two handed downward tri-cep extension – for the tr-ceps

5 mins on the orbitrek, I’m new to the orbitreck so just tacking it easy but still find this really challenging, it’s quite the thigh and ass buster – love it!

5 X 20 uporight seated ab crunches on the machine

5 X 10 hyperextensions

10 min brisk walk on treadmill with 2kg weight in each hand doing little punches in time to my stride

and to wrap it all up…

30 laps in the 20m pool

Tomorrow morning I’ll be back here with my sister, to ‘punish the iron’ some more.  ;p

276 days to go till goal weight or 70kgs

Nutrition Fact For today

Apples and Pears contain very high levels of a fat burning chemical called “flavonoids”. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the women in one study who often ate apples and pears increased their rate of energy use (calorie burning) and the rate at which they burned fat. Apples are also known as a cleansing food, contain fibre, antioxidants and fruit flavonoids. The most important of the flavonoids contained in apples is quercetin, which has anti-inflammatory as well as anti-cancer actions. Apples contain vitamin C as well – more so in green apples than in red ones. Apples can reduce blood cholesterol levels, counter constipation and diarrhoea, help joint problems and help prevent diseases in general.


ps… will post pics as soon as I figure out how to do that.

Keep the faith!




5 responses

17 02 2012

cool you are inspiring me to get off my fat ass 🙂 xx

17 02 2012

lol, I’m so glad I have 1 person following my blog…

18 02 2012

Well done!! 🙂

23 02 2012

Also following. Keep going. Remember to slay those food demons whilst your slog away.

23 02 2012

Thanks Cathleen, really great to have another follower, and to have the encouraging words, they mean a lot!

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