EleanorBE's Losing 7lb and Keeping Fit Project
Right. Time to tackle this one again. Since starting to work properly and intensely on the book project I started ages ago and procrastinated wildly about for years, I've let the diet-and-exercise side of life go a bit. I'm not overweight according to UK govt guidelines for healthy BMIs! But I feel and look a lot better if I walk and swim more regularly and am about 7lb lighter than I am at the moment.
Being on this site has taught me that I can get quite a bit done in short bursts. I don't need to put things off because there Isn't Any Time. There is time. Particularly for walking and pilates, which I don't need to go anywhere special for, change, shower etc. As for eating healthily - that really doesn't take me any extra time at all. I love cooking, always cook from scratch and always have good ingredients around. I mostly do the cooking, my partner mostly does the shopping. It's just a matter of /not/ eating extra rubbish on top of the good stuff. Actually no, one extra thing I do need to do is make myself lunch to take to work. I eat lunch in my office or in our little staff room so if I haven't brought anything with me it ends up being staff-room biscuits for lunch! Last Wednesday that was all I had all day and ended up with a weird shakey sugar rush in my last meeting.
During the first week of November I will be sending the book script to the publishers. (Yes.I.Will.). So for the next three weeks I won't be able to do much extra. But here's my plan -
Mon 22nd - Sun 28th; Mon 29th - Sun 4th: 2 x home pilates sessions per week (pilates teacher is on holiday). 1 x morning swim per week (Tuesday or Wed). 3xhalf hour brisk walks per week in addition to walk to tube. One longer walk if weather ok, Sun 28th
Mon 5th - Sun 11th 1 x home pilates session, 1 x class; 2 x swims; 2 x half hour brisk walks; I longer walk.
When book's finished I can maybe start back at the gym...or not. Not sure if I'm procrastinating on that one or if gyms just aren't for me. Don't like treadmills. Don't like the screens and music. Don't like the smell! Would probably like a really posh one better but can't afford it!