Either way, I'm more than halfway there. Can I hear a "Woot! Woot!"
I've been running lots, and I also subbed in a couple of pilates sessions at home when the rain was too much for me.
I'm feeling more toned, and it looks like I've lost 2KG, which is my goal for the month already so that's good news. (I say "looks like" because I had to change scales halfway through.)
The best thing about exercising is that I don't get as hungry or as sleepy during the day. I used to NEED a nap most days, but now I'm (mostly) surviving till night time. I'm not bouncing off the walls with energy by any means, but it's still an improvement on before.
Food-wise I'm pretty much sticking to the guidelines I told you about previously. Lots of full-fat protein, good fats and vegetables, a normal amount of carbs, some fermented food daily, and way less fructose.
I even made a fructose-free drinking chocolate which is great for getting a chocolate fix without the blood sugar swings. Here's the recipe:
- 1/2c cocoa
- 1/2c whole milk powder
- 1.5c dextrose (AKA brewer's sugar)
- pinch salt
- Sift ingredients and mix together.
- Store in an airtight container.
- To make your hot chocolate, place a heaped tablespoon or two of the drinking chocolate powder into a coffee mug, top with boiling water and raw milk and stir to enjoy. (I also like to sprinkle mine with a little cinnamon, so try that if your tastes run that way.)
I'm feeling so positive about this change in my life and wondering why I didn't start it yonks ago!