So Week 1 of the Fire Up for Fall (FUFF) Challenge has been and gone and we’re onto Week 2 already. Time flies when you’re having fun.
What have you done this week to help you achieve your goals?
I’ve had a good week. I’ve stuck to my WW plan religiously (tracking and sticking to my points allowance) and cooked some excellent meals. I love that we use all the ingredients up that we plan to use so there’s no waste at the end of the week. This time a couple of years ago we wouldn’t have thought twice about wasting the fresh mince in the fridge and ordered a takeaway, how wasteful is that!
On the exercise front, I’ve been active pretty much every day. Wednesday was a bit of a crap day for me, I came home from work and really couldn’t be bothered to do anything (which is very unlike me these days) I was just so tired. I forced myself to haul Mikey out for a good half hours walk then came back and settled in front of the TV with a Sweet and Sour Chicken ready meal. Over the weekend, we drove to the Shropshire Hills and had a good trek into Carding Mill Valley to see the Waterfall. It is incredible up there; beautiful scenery and so peaceful. I’ve also joined a gym so no excuses not to go when I have a free night (lol!)
What have you done to make yourself feel fabulous?
To make myself feel fabulous I’ve made positive choices this week. On Friday night I was home alone and was craving take away pizza. I think it’s the taste of the dough that gets me, it’s delicious but extremely pointy. But I’d already planned oven baked fish and chips for my dinner so made sure I stuck to my plan. The mantra in my head that keeps me going is “I can either be naughty now and enjoy it knowing full well that after I’ve eaten it I’ll feel guilty or give the idea up and enjoy the feeling on Tuesday stepping on the scales and losing a pound or two”
What is your talent? What are you good at?
Oh good question. I’m very passionate about being creative and luckily enough I’m not so bad at sewing. I would just love more time to dedicate to it at the weekends. I took up quilting at the end of last year and really enjoyed putting in the hours to creative a beautiful quilt whilst learning lots of new skills. I didn’t have a clue how to bind the quilt but with thanks to YouTube and friends on Twitter I managed to do it.
What’s been the highlight of your week, toot your horn, what are you proud of?
The highlight of my week has to be at Zumba last Monday evening. It was a fab class as all my friends were there. A couple of them hadn’t been for a while and it was nice to see them back getting back into their Zumba groove. Towards the end of the class we do two routines that are intended to cool us down but it involves a lot of spinning around and it makes me feel incredibly dizzy. When I first learnt the routine I got a mad head rush and felt really giddy so ever since then I’ve been missing out the spinning and doing my own thing. One of my friends said I was ‘freestyling’ which made us laugh but on a serious note I’m quite proud that I’ve only missed one Zumba class since I started back in February and it shows as I know the routines pretty well now.
Fun Question: What’s your guilty pleasure TV?
My guilty pleasure on TV used to be Ugly Betty. I loved that show. I loved how Betty had the balls to be her own person in a world where if you’re wearing anything non-designer over a size 8 you were nothing. I loved that she had her own sense of style and didn’t care what other people thought about her and I loved that she succeeded in getting her job of her dreams at the end of the series.
Recently I’ve not been watching much TV of late but when I have had 5 minutes to sit down, I’ve been watching the Great British Bake Off and Australian Masterchef. I love watching the contestants make amazing dishes and would love to try out a couple of their recipes at some point. I just wish I could look at the recipe without thinking how many flippin’ Propoints were in it.
Finally here’s my positive piccy of the week:
Three simple words that make a whole world of difference