So I experienced the first day of my new lifestyle yesterday and I still feel pretty confused and all over the place.. at the same time I am still determined and excited.
I started the morning off by waking up at 6am, this was not a struggle for me as I love being up early hours of the morning before my son as I get my own time to spend on myself before I start the day. Although I was ridiculously tired, it impacted the rest of my day positively as I was felt a little more organised. I made time for a 15-20 minute walk with my son at 7:30am before I had to leave to drop him off at daycare whilst I attended university. I noticed even just a slow stroll for a minimum amount of time had me sweating and puffing.. I really am unfit. This added to my current mood and I found myself less stressed and more relaxed than I usually am on my typical lazy days.
I managed to drink 3 1/2 750ml bottles of water that day which surprisingly didn’t bother me either, so far do good. My cravings for fat/sugary foods were constantly on my mind and still on day two as I’m typing now.. this was expected. The one bad thing I had yesterday was a single tim tam other than that my meals contained 1x vegemite toast, 1x banana, 1x chicken breast subway,spaghetti bolognese and 1x glass of milk. This is where my “all over the place” feeling is coming from.. I have no clue what diet I should be following and still researching my options, until then Im using my common sense on what I know is right & wrong. I am aiming to have a set meal plan by week two.
To end the first day of my new lifestyle my fiance, my son and I went for another 15 -20 minute stroll, which followed by 45 minutes of my fiance training and teaching me how to lift weights (currently only 3kg per hand). I’ve seen a few YouTube documentaries and articles now about the benefits of fat loss this way if done properly. This is something I have added to my daily routine with one rest day to eat and do whatever I like.
So there it is, Day One.. a not so exciting blog post but a start.