This month my word light was all about the weight. Personal weight. 2 kids down and my midsection could tell you a story or two about pregnancy, stretchmarks, late night snacking and eating on the hoof. My thighs would probably chime in with some cupcake anecdote while it was at it.
And so, after a bit of research here and there, I’ve basically cut down on my carbs (especially from grains) and upped my protein, leafy vegetable and animals fats. I’m only a couple of weeks in but so far so good. I need to have an organized supply of food with me at all times because so many snacks are carb and sugar heavy.
I’m not eating a ton of fruit, I’ve had only small amounts of dark chocolate, a couple of cupcakes (after my decorating class), one small glass of Coke (I actually asked for diet, not that I’m a big fan of that, but the guy didn’t hear), no crisps, biscuits, bread, bagels, pasta (oh, tell a lie one piece of special stripy pasta I got for the kids :D) and only today did I have rice.
I’d like to be a bit stricter about it but with my current work situation, and a lot of travel, I think the 80/20 rule is the way to go here. I’ve also joined my local Curves class and gone for my first session but it is looking a bit sticky for fitting in the recommended three classes a week, purely because of their open hours.
This isn’t a one month project by any means but it is a start.
As for March, I was meant to be light on commitments but that really hasn’t worked out (for all the best reasons) so I think I shall go with light as in sunny disposition. I shall need it. Some positive attitude and lightheartedness all round which will be a nice change from the previous month’s hard slog at work.