Monday, April 28, 2014

So I Took a Week Off....

I have been a bit absent for the past week, mainly trying to hide the fact I just took an entire week off. I was planning on taking easter weekend off anyway, we had dinner at my parents and dinner at my boyfriends parents house as well as brunch out and I just didn't want to stress so I made a conscious decision not to track or count. One weekend, not so bad right. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pay It Forward!

It can be so easy to focus on the negatives but life is so much better if you pick out those little things that make you smile and keep you going. Encouragement and motivation comes from all different places as do comments designed to bring you down. Ignore the naysayers - they want you to fail and pick out those little gems of motivation that get you through the tough times. I am really lucky that my family and friends are all incredibly positive but I hear awful stories from people on instagram, boards and facebook about people who just hear negativity all the time. If you have those people in your life BLOCK THEM OUT! Take your motivation from those who are in it with you! The internet is filled with advice, help and encouragement! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lamb Moussaka

One of the people I follow on twitter posted a picture of a moussaka they made the other day and it made me absolutely crave one! I love moussaka and it would be a regular dinner when we were kids, usually the day after having roast lamb. Lamb has a bit of a 'fatty' rep with weight watchers and you can use lean beef mince for this recipe however the lamb mince I found really is not much higher in propoints. I found this pack in Supervalue and for the full 454g pack there is 23pp. The recipe serves 6 with decent sized portions and is only 8pp per serving. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Let's Go April

We are well into April now and things are going better and better for me! I have been putting a bit more focus back into my food while not slacking at all on the running. I have decided to up my daily propoints to 29 per day. I worked out the calories I was eating per day and for all the running I was doing they were very low, I was trying to compensate by eating my activity points but I would be eating things without tracking properly and not using them as wisely as possible. Also by upping my propoints I can fit a little more healthy fat and protein into my diet while keeping a decent amount of carbs to fuel my running. What I am trying to cut out again is the processed foods. I need to go back to tracking my weekends properly as I think this is where I really fall down.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Progress!

Can you believe its April already? Where has the year gone! March absolutely flew by but I am really happy with my progress so far. I am yet to miss a scheduled training run which I am so proud of. This is the longest consistent training I have done and I am feeling like I can achieve my running goals this year. In another couple of weeks I will be ready to sign up for my very first half marathon in October. I want to get at least one 14k run under my belt before I actually sign up but I am quietly confident. If anyone has ever done the Galway Bay Half Marathon I would love to hear how you found it.