Week three of eight is almost over.
This week I moved from a Paleo based diet to monitoring calories. This has felt brilliant as as much as I can cope without bread it’s always nice to be able to eat these things when you fancy them.
I’ll openly admit that I’ve had cake or chocolate every day this week and have largely eaten what I fancy whilst sticking to making the majority of my meals rather than relying on ready made stuff. Despite being quite relaxed I was pleased to come out in a nice 20% calorie deficit, a nice position to be in without actually trying. That felt especially good as it makes me feel like my habits are strong enough to maintain a balance between eating well and enjoying food without having to fixate on what I’m eating.
Training wise I’m feeling good and despite it being Les Mills Launch week managed to get three training sessions in so I feel in control of my training.
I’ve also started focusing on what I’m grateful for, what I’m doing well and where I can compliment people. Writing these things down daily takes a couple of minutes but really focusing the brain on thinking in a more positive way. This really helped on Thursday when after having a horrible day at work I went home and moved on as opposed to letting it completely ruin the rest of my evening, a massive progression for me in terms of managing my own emotions.
After three weeks I’m feeling positive and loving that the exercises, videos and audio recordings don’t take up too much time and I can fit around everything else in my life.