This week has been an improvement but I am beginning to realise that there is a lot of psychology and behaviour attached to food and the way we or I eat and I need to break a lot of bad habits.
My weeks started with the best of intentions. I went to the shop and spent a fortune on ‘healthy food’ and filled my fruit bowl with bananas, Kiwis, blueberries, raspberries, grapes and strawberries. Here is my beautiful fruit bowl!
Thing thing that I have found out quickly is that they don’t last very long! I think the idea is you should actually eat them and not leave them there to look pretty. I have eaten bananas and strawberries but the rest of the fruit has stayed in the bowl and shrivelled up. I did attempt a really healthy breakfast of weetabix with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. It looked so colourful but I took one mouth and gagged. The raspberries were revolting, they made the milk taste funny and I just couldn’t eat it. The strawberries were delicious and I gobbled those up. I did try really hard, but I know my pallet is that of a five year old!
However on the positive I have been having a fruit smoothie every morning (2 of my five a day) a banana as a snack (3) and two vegetables with my dinner!
On top of that I am taking my Berocca every morning. It does remind me of drinking dissolvable medicine but I just down it. I think it has given me more energy, however it does make you wee go a disturbing fluorescent yellow colour!
I still need to improve on the drinking more front and I have cut down on the chocolate. I know I said last week I would cut it out for two weeks but I have found if I just have a taste then I don’t need to binge so much.
I do think I am getting healthier though.
Plus I am having a skinny day today (you know those day where nothing scientifically like mass or size is different but psychologically you just feel skinnier!) This has put me in a very happy mood, so I am feeling more positive.
I have been walking everywhere locally, but unfortunately with BBwalking with me, it is slow pace (no power walking momentum!) and once we have inspected every leaf, twig, stone and maybe a bit of dog poo, which is his latest fascination, even though we have been out ages I don’t feel I have really worked out. However is you read this about getting them in and out the house, and you will see I do get my fair share of physical exercise!
So this week my plan isis to continue to have a breakfast and my five a day and my vitamin, but I am going to see if i can go on a couple of runs this week, or get the Wii fit out! That is my mission and if next week I have not done it, you are to tell me off! Also feel free to nudge me to have a go during the week, by twitter and if anyone wants to time a half hour run so we tweet when we leave and when we get back that would be cool!