Winter slim-down: Starting week 2

It’s been one week…7 whole days since I started the diet.

I cut out fizzy drinks, midnight snacking, alcohol and sweet stuff. For the first few days I was going strong. Pacing a lot, but going strong none-the-less. And now? Well, let’s just say I pity those around me. Irritable with a smile on your face is like a nagging mother-in-law with a Christmas gift. Sometime’s it’s just easier to stay out of the way and chill in front of Netflix. But that’s what got me into this in the first place.

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In order to get through the nail biting stress of dumping soda permanently, I’m relying on 1 cup of coffee in the morning, Twinnings gunpowder green tea throughout the day, and yerba mate hot tea before meals. And instagram…lots and lots of instagram. Busy hands mean they aren’t thoughtlessly stuffing food in my gob.

That said, I have managed to lose 1,4 kg  or approximately 3 lbs. Not too shabby! Seeing lower numbers on the scale is all the motivation I need. Fingers crossed, after this week, I’ll be able to fit in those pants that ‘shrunk in the wash’.

Week 2 plan is simple:

A) Keep up the good work from week 1

B) Exercise, exercise, exercise!  Don’t get me wrong. I DO exercise, but I’m a ‘break-it-up’ into bearable pieces kind of girl. Once I relocated and stopped city-walking the equivalent of 8 miles per day just to get to work and back, I realized that exercise wasn’t as simple as just doing what you do on a daily basis and then adding in some squats, lifting and stretches here there and everywhere.

So here we go. My ambitious goal is to get to 50 squats per day, use hand weights (switch it up, have different kinds), stretches, and running the stairs up to 20 times in a row (hopefully without breaking any bones). This is addition to the sugar and hidden calorie restriction, plus the fact that I am moving boxes and furniture, and trying to repair/maintain the new home…I’m hoping, seriously hoping will do the trick!

Wish me luck and thanks for reading 🙂

-mliae

P.S. – you can find me on instagram at: My_life_is_an_experiment

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