Saturday, December 14, 2013
Health post: Month 1 report
Already I've been noticing some progress. (I haven't been weighing myself because for some reason, personally, the scale is the surefire way for me to fail. Proven na yan. Either I see I've lost weight and slack off, or I see that I haven't and get discouraged. So no weighing scales for me!) BUT! I can fit into these red jeans again. They're a bit snug but at least I can button them again. More outfit options for me!
Also, although you can't see my body, my face is a little smaller in these pictures, taken last week.
- Most surprising for me? I've actually been able to stick with the exercise four times a week resolution. I am really starting to feel the difference when I start my day with a little exertion. And I now know that even if I'm super groggy first thing in the morning, I just need to drink a little juice and "warm up" a bit (like pray, read the Bible, lie around a bit) and then I'm ready to go.
- It's been harder to do my menus, though. At week four I've done all my new recipes a couple of times already and I'm starting to run out of ideas. Sawa is also starting to set in. Plus there's also the matter of, erm, expense. I've been over budget these past couple of grocery runs, and I don't know if it's just coincidence but I think where I'm really tripping up on ensuring that each meal has lean protein in it. Fish is expensive and lean pork / beef also costs more for less. Nevertheless I am hanging in there and researching on cheaper yet healthy things I can make. (Any recipes you can send my way will also be appreciated!)
- Another challenge? I got my period about a week early, so I was sluggish all that week, and right after that, guess what? I got sick! I'm actually still fighting off this monstrous cold. I think these two factors have dampened my enthusiasm a bit for menu planning, and not gonna lie, made exercising a tiny bit harder too.
But here's to keeping on and being on an even keel and avoiding imbalance. Here's to health!