Monday, 19 May 2014

another weekend... in the gym #11

A celebratory selfie with my PT! Haha

FOOD
It's been a week of goal smashing for me this week... As you may know I set myself the challenge of reducing my body fat percentage to under 20% by 18th May. I got weighed on Thursday and GUESS WHAT!? 19.7% mothertruckers! I hadn't managed to stick to my plan completely so I wasn't sure I was going to manage it but I'm so happy I did! Now I just have to maintain and slowly decrease the %


I didn't really make anything new in the kitchen for this week. Just my usual porridge for breakfast, chicken & veg for lunch and classics like my sweet potato, kale & coconut curry, turkey burgers and omelettes for dinner. These cashew cookie balls from Healthy Wings blog were ridiculously easy to make - I whipped them up on Wednesday night while my dinner was cooking and they didn't last long. I'll probably experiment with different variations over the next few weeks, I'm thinking peanut butter needs to get involved...

EXERCISE

Monday - Rest day
Tuesday - Kettlebells & Metafit
Wednesday - 4k run
Thursday - Metafit & Insanity
Friday - Rest day
Saturday - Rest day
Sunday - Baker Hughes 10k! My time in 2011 was 1 hour 5 minutes - this year I did it in 57 minutes 52 seconds! My goal was to do it in an hour so I'm chuffed! I'm not a good runner and I never will be, but I loved every minute of the race, especially the buzz at the finish line.

Another celebratory selfie! Post race with Mags, the lady who keeps me running and is mental enough to be doing next weeks Edinburgh marathon - good luck Mags! :)

It's things like this that make me realise just how much my fitness levels have improved over the last few years. If you'd told me 5 years ago (at a size 16, probably eating pizza & nursing a voddy!) that I would be running even for 10 minutes I would of laughed in your face. If I can change my diet and fitness habits like this then I am 100% sure that anyone can. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't.

Hope you had a great week and smashed your goals too! :)

Christy xx

1 comment:

  1. Loved your post. Your porridge looks amazing, it looks very yummy. I'm trying to lose weight and start healthy eating but I just can't seem to take the plunge. IF you have any tips and tricks, that you can suggest, I'd love it if you could make a post on this. I'm now following you on Bloglovin, I'd love it if you could follow me there.
    http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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