Find an activity YOU enjoy…….73kg

Finding an activity or exercise regime shouldn’t be a hard or strenuous task for us to complete. It should be something that you enjoy doing and look forward to doing. When I first started my weight loss journey I absolutely loved salsa dancing and I used to dance 4 nights a week.  Learning new steps, new routines and wearing those glamorous shoes was an addiction that all women should have lol.  Getting a man to spin you around on the dance floor to the latin vibes, got me in shape and I also formed a new circle of friends.  Now I am addicted to the sound of my feet hitting the road when I go jogging and I am now planning to do a half marrathon in 2017.

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Ok, I know I am a fitness instructor and I teach most days, however, when you do the same activity everyday, every week, every month you need to do something different or up your activity level to continue to lose weight.  For me, going out for a jog one morning a week and increasing my distances has definitely helpd me reach 73.4kg (11stone 8lbs).

As the seasons are changing and the nights are getting darker I am starting to make some winter vegetable soups to keep me going at night.  This week I made a roasted parsnip soup, as parsnips are in season the made a great changed to my weekly meals.  I also love this time of year as my fravorite fruit is now in season, Sharon Fruit or Persimmon fruit.

sharon-fruitThis fruit has a high level of dietry fibre and magenisum.  It can be eaten like an apple in bite size slices with it skin on or off and the flesh has a sweet taste if ripe.  Another thing to add to your diet if you haven’t tried it already.

I hope you enjoyed this blog, let me know what you think?

 

I am really feeling the cold……76.5kg

I am feeling over the moon that I have reached 76.5kg but I am seriously feeling the cold weather which no one…..and  I mean no one prepares you for lol.  With less body fat around me I am having to wear a lot more layers of clothing to keep myself warm LOL.  Oh nevermind………losing just under 7kg (15lbs) in 5 weeks is definitely something to celebrate.

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But I must be eating less food to lose weigh, right? I hear you say………Nope….I’m afriad not.  I am eating very large portions however I am on a Vegan based diet.  I cook all my meals at home and the rare times that I go out to a resturant, I eat what I want as long as my body doesn’t react to it (no gluten, no wheat etc).

Spelt has now made a home in my kitchen cupboards and I am enjoying it and getting great results.  Spelt is an ancient grain which should not be confused with common bread wheat, barley, rye or even Oats.  Spelt contains gluten but a lot less than the common wheat.  I am totally addicted to Spelt in the form of noodles, pasta and cereal flakes and I purchases these mainly from HealthySupplies.co.uk

This week meals I have made are Enchiladas, sometime I just make the filing and have it with pasta and I am also making these Mediterranean Sweet Potatoe which are to die for.  I have finally started jogging again, since my injury last year, and I am hoping to get strong enough to complete a 10k.

I’m sorry there was a delay in this blog post but I hope it has inspired you to try Spelt.  See you again in a few weeks.