I’ve always been a bit of a slow learner…….the technical term being “procrastinator”, but I’ve finally committed to doing something about my health. (see? ….. sloooooooow learner!)
I’ve noticed of late, I’ve stacked away 10 extra kilos….don’t ask me where from….(if they’re yours, you’re welcome to take them back any time!) and I’ve developed aches and pains that just weren’t there before.
So, using my Flybuys points, I ‘bought’ myself a Fitbit….a wacky-do little thing you wear on your arm that tracks what I eat, how many steps I take, how much energy I burn, how many calories I need, whether I’m sleeping efficiently….just amazing (even though it looks like a tracking device for those on home detention!) This was my starting point….
It’s amazing how making yourself accountable, if only to yourself, makes a difference. I haven’t been blogging or quilting much this past fortnight as I’ve been getting my head around it all…..and making a plan as to how I’m going to achieve it.
I’ve joined up with the 28-day weight loss challenge for busy mums to give me guidelines and I’m now doing gentle pilates, hydrotherapy and aqua aerobics plus a bit of walking….a bit tricky with a snooty titanium knee….it lets me know when it’s had enough. Soon I’ll add in some exercise bike, but I’m not going to try and eat the elephant all in one bite…….one bite at a time is enough for me!
My aim is to lose 20kg by March next year as that’s when the next LET’S GET STITCHED event is on……in BRISBANE………. 5-8 March so that’s one heck of a motivation! Are you coming along?
Can’t wait to catch up with these gorgeous beauties…
So this morning I started out with a smoothie…….
a yummy banana-blueberry one…..and so easy.
for one serve, it’s
- 1/4 banana
- 1/4 cup blueberries (I use the frozen ones)
- 250ml light milk or reduced fat mild
- 5 ice cubes (I figure the ice from the blueberries did the trick!)
- 2 tablespoons vanilla smoothie mix (this is a special powder that has all the healthy vitamins and minerals added and I bought it from the weight loss challenge website but I’m sure you could either leave it out or use any vanilla diet shake/protein/whey powder
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until well combined.
The blueberries are the highest-ranking source of antioxidants, (compared to other commonly consumed fruits) which target DNA-damaging free radicals…….and they taste good too!
I’m home for the day, at last, so I’m going to catch up on some Christmas gift planning and stitching………feeling all full of energy!
xox Sugary hugs :o)