Monday, August 22, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: August Week 4

I feel like I spent a few weeks in July where I spiraled a little out of control and wasn't really sure what was going on. I was very stressed in work and as usual I let it affect my eating. I didn't do too much damage on the scales but I was starting to feel a bit rubbish. Bloated, heavy, more tired and my skin was not doing too well. It's taken me a few weeks but I am feeling in control again and starting to see the improvements already. The scales this week saw a loss of 1.5lbs which brings me back to 1.5lbs above my goal weight. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In August Week 3

I'm so sorry I have been really bad at blogging. I do make sure I have time for my meal plan post every week, but apart from that the days of the week just seem to get away from me. I have a few posts planned, its just about finding time. I have been working on a big project in work with a tight deadline and its just coming to the end now which hopefully will mean I won't be quite as exhausted in the evenings. The madness at work has also led to a little bit of relaxtion of my diet. I haven't been going mad, but I know I have been having too many snacks during the day and no tracking every single thing I am eating. I did manage to lose 1lb this week, but I'm feeling very bloated and lethargic and I know if I don't tighten up on it then I am on a slippery slope. I'm starting my new training plan tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon

Last year after my disastrous experience at the Clontarf Half Marathon, I decided I was done with that distance and I would stick to the 5k and 10k races. For the whole rest of the year my running was sporadic and I let my performance in one race ruin 6 months worth of running. So this year as my training for the Mini Marathon ramped up, I got the bug back and decided I was going to try the half again. So a couple of months ago I signed up for the Rock'n'Roll Half. The one thing I decided at the time was that I was not going to let whatever happened on the day get me down.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In August Week 2

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet as I am exhausted! I should have taken today off work to recover from yesterdays half marathon. I will be back tomorrow with a full post on my day but for now its my usual weigh in and meal plan.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In August Week 1

Little late with this weeks post, I really needed a restful day yesterday so I decided to skip my post in favour of chilling out and doing nearly nothing! I hadn't weighed myself officially in 2 weeks but a sneak peek after the wedding last weekend showed I was up a good few pounds. So when it came to this weeks weigh in I was hoping I would have seen a STS as the weigh in 2 weeks previously. Delighted to see I was actually down 1.5lbs over the 2 weeks. I was surprised but I knew I deserved it. I had been organised and on plan 100%, basically worked my ass off to see that result.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan July Week 4

I've had a tough couple of weeks when it comes to staying on plan. Between my mothers 60th birthday, my boyfriends birthday and of course my own birthday I feel there has been an abundance of treats in a short space of time. I lost a bit of motivation and structure along the way and the good summer weather hasn't helped things. Works also been a bit up and down with stress levels rising and falling quite a bit. The scales were starting to go up a bit and I was starting to feel it a bit in how I looked. Last Monday was my birthday so I took the day off blogging, but I managed to lose a pound at last weeks weigh in bringing me to 1.5lbs above goal which isn't too bad. But of course I then went on a bender of birthday treats followed by 3 days of being good and then a wedding. I was away on Saturday so had no official weigh in, but a sneak peak of the scales yesterday shows a substantial gain. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: July Week 2

I had a bad week last week, I just seemed to lose all motivation and had absolutely no inclination to track what I was eating. My meals were mostly on plan, but I wasn't weighing or measuring anything. I was picking and snacking too much and I just wasn't paying any attention. By Friday evening I just didn't care and when my boyfriend suggested a takeaway I did not argue. So it was no surprise that I gained a bit of weight this week, I was up 2.5lbs. I have to say I felt pretty rubbish, the usual bloating and sluggishness but it just wasn't enough to stop me. It feels like a bit of a waste to be honest. I know I deserved the gain but I would rather have a gain like that after a big treat/blowout that I really enjoyed rather than just being silly and lazy about my plan.