So for the past 3 days I have changed what I eat and when I eat. I haven’t noticed much of a change yet but I’m hoping that is to come.
I figured I should document this in chronological order so let’s start with breakfast. This has probably been my biggest change of my diet. See, before this week I would only have a cup of tea for breakfast (and maybe a biscuit on my worse days), such a bad thing to have for BREAKFAST since it’s the most important meal of the day!
Looking on the bright side, I have now changed this to toast (not whole meal yet but I’m working on that) and fruit juice for the last two days. I’m currently looking for more healthier breakfasts and I will let you know which I’ve managed to try.
Moving on up …
LUNCH – a welcome break at work 🙂
I used to have a mix of things for lunch, mainly whatever was on offer at the store. So instead of just buying something for lunch on the day I have been making my lunches for the entire week on Monday. This has proven both good and bad…
It has proven a lot cheaper, however I have gotten bored of these lunches and it has only been a few days! So I definitely need to look for more interesting (yet healthy!) lunches.
Got any suggestions???
Finally, there’s dinner! This is the meal that has changed the least. While I haven’t actually changed WHAT I eat, I have changed the QUANTITY I eat. This is one of the most consistent pieces of advice I have read about keeping healthy and the explanation makes sense, so I’m trying it.
I’ve been told over and over that you shouldn’t eat a large dinner before bed because, while you do burn calories while sleeping, your not going to burn nearly enough overnight for that meal not to have a negative impact.
Makes sense, right?!
If I’m going to do this, I need to do it properly.Before I start commenting on what I’m trying at the moment I should probably tell you what I’ve been struggling with and why I’ve decided to document it this way.
Simple answer, I’ve tried to get fit a lot of times, and they’ve not worked.
I can’t say I’ve tried everything (because I’d be about 80 by now if that were true) but every time I try to get into a new routine the same thing stops me EVERYTIME!
I’m never really sure when the motivation stops, maybe over a few days or maybe a few weeks. I’m ashamed to say the longest I’ve ever truly stuck to a training plan is maybe 4 weeks? (That’s not good I know!) Basically, I’m hoping by documenting what I’m doing it will allow others to give me advice on what to do and what not to do, and connect with others in my situation because I can’t be the only one struggling with this, can I?
I think one of the reasons for my struggle with this is that I’ve previously tried to change everything at once, and it’s not something I can stick to so I give up everything and go back to my normal ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle. So, there’s something I’ve heard over and over again that I’ve always been neglecting to change, my diet. And this is what I plan to try to change first.
So, starting tomorrow I’m taking what I put into my body more seriously and I’ll let you know more about that in my next upload.
I know there are probably tons of blog posts about fitness which is why I’m not going to tell people what they should or shouldn’t do. Instead, I’m going to tell you what I’m trying and which has worked for me.
I am no where near where I want to be with my fitness level and it would be naive of me to think that everything I try will work for me personally, the same stands for anyone who reads this (if anyone reads this that is!).
So follow along if you wish, give me suggestions, try things that I’ve suggested, tell me if they’ve worked for you. I hope this blog turns into more than just suggestions about fitness, but let’s see where this goes.