December 2015

Operation Bridesmaid

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So, I had to metaphorically punch myself in the face recently.  My bad habits had returned – endless amounts of chocolate had managed to find its way back into my life.  Endless.  Im talking, “there is a 3 pack of Double Deckers in my knicker drawer” endless.  Like come on, THATS a problem.  I have discovered through my years of BTBW (“Battling The Baby Weight” – my child is actually 7 #Shameful) that a number of things relate to me when I try to lose weight:-

1.  Routine is my queen

I need to have a routine with my food.  And by routine I mean keeping a habit.  A habit of NOT having a biscuit(s) with my tea.  A habit of NOT stopping off at the garage on the way home (see 3 pack of Double Deckers as mentioned above).  A habit of NOT skipping my food prep.  Once I’m in the routine – I’m fairly set up.

2.  Mid month cheat day(s) 

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Cheat day :)

There are certain times during the month that I’m all about the munchies.  I had in the past, allowed myself to have that time as a cheat day(s) (I’m adding (s) to words that i want to be singular but are in fact plural :) ) and I would fill my shopping basket with crisps, dip and chocolate.  Dang, I miss chocolate!

3.  Don’t go hungry

By not having something to hand when the 11am and 4pm slump hits, means I reach for the quickest thing to hand – a chocolate bar.  So I need to keep fueled my big healthy lunches and nutritious snacks during the day.

4.  Water, water, water

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Ah…uisce!

How many times have you heard that when you feel hungry between meals, it may instead mean that you are thirsty.  I think your body gives off the same vibes for both hunger and thirst.  Unless your dehydrated because then your just parched!  Having a glass of water before snacking can sometimes stop the hunger pangs.  I also heard that you shouldn’t drink during your meal and to wait up to 30 mins after.  Something about your food not digesting properly – don’t quote me but I will look into that!

What is Operation Bridesmaid?

Well my darling sister is tying the knot early next year and as chief bridesmaid – a title i have given myself (just kidding!) – I realise that I need to step up my game.  To reminisce, I think of the 2005 me – the yoga loving, clean eating, work out bunny that I was.  I was fit, toned AND I had those defined lower tummy abs!   There is however a huge difference between now and back then, the major one being, I’m a mummy with a little less time to devote to ME.  Nevertheless, it shall be done.  *FistPump

December 2015

6 months – lets do this :)

Realistically, I have 6 months to get fit and toned.  My plan begins with a month of a clean food, then introduce yoga and we can then see how the 2015 me will kick the 2005 me’s ass!

Be prepared for daily blogs, tears, rants and hopefully maybe a peep of a lower tummy ab?!?  I like to aim high :)

Love, P x

Operation Bridesmaid