I woke up this morning and I jumped on the scales, which I have to say that I don't do very often at the moment. I use to weigh myself every single day and I would get upset if my weight had increased by 100 grams up from the weight I was the day before. But over time I have worked out that this type of behaviour is not healthy, so I would only weigh myself once a week. Since I have been injured, I have been weighing myself once a month! So anyway, I jumped on the scales and I saw that my weight had gone up 2.5kg, which I wasn't happy about. I kinda knew that I was putting on weight weight as whilst my upper body looks normal, my stomach and hips are putting on weight.
|No, that isn't a baby belly!|
I have been justifying eating 'special occasions food' every day because I am injured. Running and spin classes would normally give me happiness from endorphins, which I am not getting any more, so therefore I can have some chocolate to make me happy. I also keep justifying to myself that once I am able to exercise properly I will be able to lose all the weight that I have put on. However, I don't know how long it is going to be until I can exercise properly and who knows how much weight I can put on in that time.
So, I decided today that it was time creating some healthy habits and time to get back on track. I start 5 weeks of teaching rounds placement on Monday and generally during placement I tend to eat well as I don't have any time to snack during the day and there are no opportunities for me to buy junk food - I always stay away from the school canteen as they can be expensive and they are full of students!
I got out my phone this morning and I tracked all of my food on My Fitness Pal. I've set my daily calorie limit to 1100 calories and I'm going to stick to it! I know the calories are low, but I have to compensate due to me not being as active. When I exercise I will be able to eat extra calories to make up for the exercise. If you want to follow me on My Fitness Pal my user name is Louwil83.
I also went for a walk on the treadmill this morning for an hour at a speed of 5 kph. I was really happy as I have increased my speed from 4 kph as I was starting to find it way too slow. I also went for a 100 metre run to see how my body felt - all was good! But don't worry, I won't be doing that again!
I went walking for over an hour (I watched Dance Moms and Sex & the City to stop me from getting bored) and then I did about 20 minutes of some light arm weights. I burnt about 350 calories and I felt good.
I then had a healthy lunch, a nap in the afternoon, and I will soon be having a healthy dinner.
I'll let you know how I go during the week. Hopefully I have time to blog as last time I was on teaching rounds I was in bed at 8:30pm every night as I was so tired!