Back on Track? Eating clean Round 2.

It’s hard to stay on track lately. With everything. My eating clean habits have been non-existent the past months. And my exercise lacked because of a constant cold that plagues me since Easter. Up and coming are two weeks off work starting next week. And I have plans for this time. Apart from a trip to Munich I want to get my eating and my exercise in order.

I want to commit to eating clean again starting today. Or actually yesterday. And I want to work out regularly starting as soon as I can breathe through my nose again.  Journaling is told to have a great positive effect on making changes and having positive results. I think this blog could be the right spot to keep a journal, make plans and setting goals, again. I have neglected it a lot, but since I will have some free time on my hands starting next week, I’ll try and come back here as often as I can.

So here is a breakdown of what I ate yesterday. I am especially proud I did not grab sweet or salty snacks.

Day 1 eating clean again (Monday 05-05-14)

Breakfast: Espresso with skim milk, 3 tbsp oats, 1 tbsp flaxseed, 3 tbsp amaranth, 3 tbsp non-fat joghurt, 4 strawberries, some blueberries

Mid-morning munch: half an apple, a handful almonds, one rice waffle with peanut spread

Lunch: red lentils, scampi and vegetables (broccoli and green beans)

Afternoon snack: one grapefruit

Dinner: salad (cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper and canned tuna), 2 slices whole wheat bread, low-fat cheese slice, one hard boiled egg and mustard

 

I started my weight-journey roughly one year ago and I have come very far since then as I started out with 83 kg (183 lbs). I have lost more than 30 pounds since then. Still, I hope to drop some weight with all this again. I am now at 69 kg (152 pounds) and I’d like to drop another 5 kg or roughly 10 pounds.

I do what I can. Pilates with blogilates.

ImageIt has been two weeks since I came across blogilates with Cassey Ho. I wanted to add some physical exercise to my life to make me tone up my muscles and ultimately feel stronger. In search of inspiration I typed “Pilates exercises for beginners” into Google. Why Pilates? Because I heard of it related to shaping up and was curious to try it. It gave me Cassey and her Pop Pilates videos on youtube. Cassey is really a lovely and bouncy person who just makes you want to exercise with her and keeps you focused to get what you want. A strong body and a happy you that is. I have linked here to her beginner’s video, which I have already done several times until now to get a hang of all new to me Pilates.

Her videos are great for strengthening the lower and upper body as well as the core. I love it! I have done it about five times a week for two and a half weeks now. And I still want more. And that’s news with me. Usually I can get all excited about something new only to let it go a week (or even less) later.

Sooo… I do what I can to keep up with my personal trainer Cassey (only kidding… but it really feels like it doing the exercises while watching her videos), who is urging me to keep a position only a little while longer or suck the belly button in.

I already feel my muscles growing and am happy when I look in the mirror and see my butt has lifted a tiny bit or my tummy is already more flat. For melting the fat I do Cassey’s cardio exercises like the Fat Melting Routine or HIITilates (High Intense Interval Training).

Well, if you are looking for a great way to shape up without hitting the gym I recommend you to check out blogilates. It certainly works for me.