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Today I did an Iron Man… no seriously I did! Stop laughing!!!
Well, “ish”. I have had quite an active day today. I have walked, swam and had a bike ride today and let me tell you I am a big red, sweating, puffing mess.
I have struggled today, my knees seem to be the worst. They feel like they just turn to jelly and don’t want to move.
Since my last blog the weather has been horrific and we have been searching for a bike trailer for our son to join us and make this a family journey.
Archie loving his new bike roller coaster
I wish I could have recorded his giggles and cheers as we rode along, it was brilliant!
Here is a proper rundown of my active day:
I am really proud of myself today, I have been meaning to walk to Archies’ school for the past year now but have always had to run off to work. Luckily I have a few days off before starting a new job. The weather was nice today so I thought why not. I met a school mum who lives close by and we enjoyed a lovely walk down.
We had a quick stop off at the park on the way home before Archie announced he needed a wee-wee and would only go on a proper toilet. He clearly has my standards and not his Dads! lol
We headed home and Daddy followed not long after, quick change and we headed off to the swimming pool. We tried to do a few laps but struggled as we have a daredevil of a son who insists on jumping in at the deep end!!!
After teaching him a few laps, we had a splash around, chilled in the jacuzzi and headed home so I could make my first Slimming World weigh in.
We came home, hopped on our bikes and headed off to my weigh in. As I said above I struggled BIG TIME on this bike ride. After not doing much for a few days, I really regret it as my legs felt like jelly and I got off quite a few times. I looked like an old drunk heading home trying to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep pushing my bike!
Even my lovely phone got in on the act and was ever so encouraging. It kept yelling out “workout stopped” every time I got off!!! Cheers Samsung!!!
My weeks been going really well and I managed to lose 6lbs this week!!! I am really impressed with myself. Slimming World is really good as it is basically just eating healthy and maintaining it. My biggest mistake is skipping breakfast and lunch and then snacking like mad in the afternoon, so I have made sure that I have been planning out my meals and ensuring everything is ready.
I have cut out pretty much all carbs this week trying to fill up with salad. 9 times out of 10 I have been enjoying it but I did have a down day and craved McDonald’s. Mainly my besties fault as she said it isn’t going to go away so just have some! lol
Even with that naughty indulgence I am still really proud of my weight loss being much more fitter. I hate just sitting around indoors and wasting days away but once you finish work and get home there isn’t much you can do in the UK.
I have had the joys of having my hormones crash this week and starting to get back to normal. Whilst I am over the moon to finally get back to normal and have this process finished, my god am I emotional at the moment! Everything makes me either want to cry or punch it/them/him (hubbie mainly). I hope my hormones settle soon as I have just been offered a dream job.
Anyway, I think that is enough talking for now!!
Speak soon, Lucy xxx