January retake please!

Retake 2016??

So just realised it’s the last day of January 2016, the month has flown by! I set myself some small challenges for January instead of New Year resolutions and guess what; I failed. Yep most of them just didn’t happen. And you know what? It’s OK. Remember my mantra for 2016 is better not perfect. I could go really hard on myself but I will just create a negative mind set and that’s not going to help with my long term goals. So the positives:

I actually exercised 5 times a week consistently. Whether it was a HIIT workout in my underwear in the tiny flat or a 4k run. I did it, it happened. Sometimes it wasn’t perfect and sometimes it was hard but I did it!

I’m still refined sugar free apart from date night but I’m going to work on this for 2016.

I have become more conscious of my eating habits and now recognise when I’m in dodgy territory. Unfortunately this revelation only came about last night and the saying “if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail” comes to mind. So this leads me on to the negatives of January.

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The blow out that I had over New Years and after really left me struggling to get back on track with my eating. I just kept craving sugar and now I was exercising more so I wanted food all the time! Disaster! So I ended filling up on a lot of toast. Commercial bread, although not the worst snack isn’t really ideal! I need to invest the time in preparing healthy snacks for long days or days with social commitments after work.

My skin has started to suffer from my poor food choices and this was one of the reasons I gave up sugar in the first place. I see the odd spot starting to reappear and it is definitely linked to what foods I’m eating. This more so than anything is my wake up call to do a retake on 2016!

So my goal for February, simply to make more real foods. I’m going to start bringing my lunch to work again. Lettuce wraps, salads and soups are all on my hit list! If anyone has some lunch ideas feel free to share with me, please! Looking forward to all your healthy suggestions!

Stay healthy X

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