Sunday, 22 April 2012

Day 5 of 64 - Life is not a dress rehearsal!

It's been an inspired day today although the exercise seemed harder with aching muscles and joints it was a fab day too.  Exercise is a curious thing you know when you are doing it and have got back into it, it's really quite addictive.  I am not the biggest fan of anything that exerts too much energy but once you get into it, it really does grab hold of you.   (Here speaks the exercise hater)  I did struggle through Billy's Tae bo today and only did 32 minutes but tomorrow I AM going to get back to 40 minutes!!  Our weight watchers coach said to us this week 'exercise is a reward not a punishment' I am not quite sure I am quite at the point of feeling this heart and soul but I am getting there slowly!!!

I have been trying to find new recipes that are easy, quick and low in points.  My favourite at the moment is Quesadilla filled with anything you can find!  For anyone who doesn't know how to prepare this though I will put my favourite below :-

2 Wholemeal Tortilla
10g low fat grated cheese
1 Capsicum
4 Mushrooms
1 Red onion
2 slices of shaved ham
1 grated carrot
1 courgette
Rice Bran Spray oil (or similar)

1. lightly spray frying pan and add everything except cheese and fajitas.  Gently cook for about 3 or 4 minutes till vege are slightly cooked.  Take from pan and put aside.

2. Put one tortilla in the pan and put your mixture on the tortilla then sprinkle with cheese.  Place other tortilla on the top and cook lightly for a few minutes till the tortilla starts to colour.

3. Place a plate over the tortilla and turn it over and slide it back into the frying pan and cook the other side.

4. Cut into pieces and eat all of it.....YUM YUM!!!

So much of dieting or lifestyle change is about allievating the boredom of 'health' foods and realising that just because it's healthy doesn't mean it has to be boring.  I am learning especially after a night at my friends the other night that you have to try new things and experiment.  Try things you have never had before, get those recipes books out and give it a go.   I know another trigger for me for failure is boredom for my taste buds.

This morning I went to the supermarket and I bough 30 different spices and herbs.  3/4 of them I have never used in my life and to be honest have no idea what to do with them.  I thought I would google recipes and really go for it.  The kids love trying new stuff and Charlotte loves cooking so this coming week is going to be fun.

I am starting to realise that changing my life and attitudes towards food is about having respect for myself to take care of myself properly and realising I am important.  I think as parents especially Mum's we tend to put ourselves last all the time.  We are not likely to change this and I wouldn't want to but we do need to find that precious 'me' time.  This is something I am totally rubbish at!!  At the moment me time is when my Mum frog marches my kids out of the house and makes me have time to myself.  Kate (ww leader) talked to us about finding me time and not being able to look after others if you don't look after ourselves and she's right. 

I know that when I exercise and I eat right I have more patience and more energy to spend with my kids and we all benefit from me taking time out on my own to look after me.

This week the big old lady knickers are finally going in the bin having been replaced my some new undies!!  My goal feels so close I can taste it, even with 20 pounds still to go I feel like it's within my reach and nothing is going to get in my way.

Have a good day folks

Kate x

1 comment:

  1. Today's favourite work out video - A perfect mix of faith and workout - It's like going to church and working out all at the same time! Awesome!


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