Wk 2 12WBT – I Want To Be A Big Loser!!
What do they say – time flies when you’re having fun right? Well I’m not sure I’m so much as having “fun”, but it really does seem to be flying.
Two weeks already have passed on the 12WBT and I have had another interesting week.
What I am finding is that the meals are quite time consuming to prepare. I realise this is a problem for me because as a busy mother (is there any OTHER type of mother), I tend to go for the quick way out when it comes to dinners. We would often eat “fresh” pre-packaged lasagne with a side of salad, bangers and mash, spag bol, tuna mornay, and slow cooked meats. The veges would be thrown on the side – usually by way of a bag of Steamfresh veges that had been nuked for a couple of minutes.
I am now realising that eating well requires LOTS and LOTS of fresh veges (I bought so many veges this week I couldn’t fit them all in the fridge), and cooking from scratch is the secret to a nutritious meal. There’s a lot of chopping up and preparing, but the result of all that hard work is a meal that feels like it’s a world away from our old “normal”. So one of the epiphanies I have had this week is that I am creating the new normal for our family.
It will be NORMAL for us to have a trolley full of fruit and veg every week. It will be NORMAL to cook dinners from scratch. It will be NORMAL to try new recipes, and give them a taste even if I am not overly confident that I will like it. This is about changing habits and old habits die hard. It means being more prepared around meal times, learning to cook double batches for extra meals, and probably ramping up my knife skills a bit!
At my personal training session this week we did some BOXING!!! Man, if you want to feel like a Warrior Queen – pop on some boxing gloves!! Now this particular workout was a cardio session rather than a power session, so it was often lots of very quick and intense punches over 30 second intervals. But what a perfect way to let go of all the aggro, all the worries, all the stress. Every single punch made me feel fitter, stronger and more powerful. I think I have found my calling – I think I belong in the ring!! OK maybe not – I’d probably crumble in the foetal position if anyone came at me, but I do think the mouthguard looks kinda fun!
I did have one sneaky cheat this week. I went to dinner with some of my dearest friends and made a great choice for dinner – seafood in a tomato broth, but the Fate Gods were working overtime and delivered on the menu my favourite dessert of all time – Vanilla Bean Panacotta *drool*. What’s more it was a “Mini” and came served in a shot glass, so how could I resist??? Considering we had just spent an hour kayaking up the Brisbane River (as you do), I figured I had earned enough calories for this one little treat. And it was GOOOOODDD! The kind of good I’ll be thinking about for weeks! So it was worth it!
Second weigh-in wasn’t earth shattering. I achieved a loss of 1.4kg. Yes it’s a loss but I want a LOSS – a Biggest Loser style loss – you know 10.8kg in a week!! That kinda thing! Talking about skewing our reality! My loss was pretty much spot on for what it should be, but I guess I can’t help being a little disappointed after my great start last week. So all in all that’s now a total of 3.7kg.
Little by little I am sneaking up on my goal. But more than that I am learning my new normal – and that is what is going to make this a real lifestyle change, and not just a fad diet.
The headaches have gone, the fuzz has gone. I feel inspired. I want to lose more. And I want to put on some boxing gloves again!!
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