& Cleanse…

So it’s the end of my cleanse and I survived! 

Not only have I survived but I’ve also lost 3kg which I’m so happy about as it really has, encourgaged me to continue with my weight loss journey. I can’t say I’ve really missed having meat which is odd because I thought I would be craving chicken all the time but what I really missed was eating cheese. 

I’ve aslways loved cheese but now I know the love is true. I really recommend the ‘Juliette 7 Day Detox’ to any one wanting to switch up their diet for a more healthier one. 

Here’s the link for the detox, go on give it a go!

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/detox/plan.htm

I’ve found a new love for fruit and vegetables, I’m also on a mission to keep my changed eating habits and discover more beneficial ones as well. 

Exercise is still a work in progress but I have much more motivation for it then I did a few days ago! I have planned to increase my walking on a daily basis and teach myself how to run long distance (I will keep you updated with that). 

There is never a right time to change your diet and become more active so you just have to bite the bullet and do it! 


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Gym Struggles 

5 days into my cleanse and I’m still alive and standing. To be fair eating has not been an issue for me, in fact it has pushed me to try new foods and become more proactive when making myself meals. 

Before this I was not really into fish that much but because I’m not allowed to eat meat I’ve had no choice. I’ve tried two new types of fish in the past five days; salmon and mackerel! I know, I know these are every day types of fish for people but I just have never had them. I like both and even after the cleanse hope to keep them in my diet. 

I would say the only thing I have struggled with is not having cheese and butter on my Jacket potato, it’s suggested to use natural yoghurt instead of butter or mayo. I really really cannot even bring myself to try that. I just can’t. In fact I actually won’t (lol). So yes I have been having cheese and butter on my potato, I could of just had butter but if you’re being naughty go all out aye! 

So I’ve got the healthy eating down but what about working out? 

I am struggling so much to even muster up motivation to work out. I simply cannot be bothered. I don’t even want to step foot in the gym! It doesn’t help that my gym cancelled my box fit class that I was going to force myself to go to, is it a sign me and the gym are not meant to be?! 

Probably not because if I want any kind of results I will have to work out. I’m hoping some sort of motivation will come to me and I will work out at least twice by Sunday. My aim right now is to try and work out three times a week. 

So if you have any tips for being motivated to work out send them my way! 

It was just not meant to be! Class Cancelled …

To cleanse or not to cleanse? 

Ok. It’s day 1 of my 7 day cleanse and I feel motivated, determined and intrigued to see what changes I notice in myself.

 When I googled detox I had in my mind purely fruit, vegetables and juices. Luckily for me I found a website that promotes healthy weight loss which provides a list of food groups not limited to just fruit and veg juices which would make any one go insane past day 3 (day 1 for me). 

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/detox/plan.htm 

On the website it has a food list of what you can and can’t have for rage next 7 days, plus meal and snack suggestions which is good if you are like me who doesn’t cook and wouldn’t be able to concoct a meal out of the approved foods. I’m only doing this detox because I feel like I need a boost in my weight loss journey and I’m hoping it will teach me self discipline when it comes to eating (I currently have no self control). I think this detox plan is good because you’re doing a healthy detox whilst getting all the nutrients your body needs.

Now if you are a meat lover or a fish hater then this detox may be hard for you because you are not allowed any meat but you can have fish as long as its fresh or canned in water (no brine, no oils). I love chicken and other meats but I will try and go a week with out which I don’t think I’ve done before. Plus I’ve read that many meat products including organic meat contains chemicals and antibiotics which can’t be good for any one (I need to do more research on this).

 I guess if you’re a vegetarian then this could possibly be your usual diet? I’m also allowed Quorn and tofu but I think I will avoid these because I don’t like meat substitutes and I avoid soya products due to the hormonal effects it has. 

It says you can’t have coffee but I currently need it due to my messed up sleeping pattern thanks to jet lag so I will have it occasionally and I never have more than 1 cup a day. I’m not allowed dairy apart from natural yoghurt which is fine for me because I don’t really like milk or butter (I love cheese though!). I make my coffee with almond milk and I’ve replaced white sugar with either honey or fruit syrup. 

Last night I joined the gym again (lol) and booked a box fit class for Tuesday evening, I hope I make it! I have a tendency to book classes and not show up but I’m going to push myself. My goal is to try and go to the gym 3 x a week which is pretty reasonable to start of with! I also plan to walk more where possible and weather permitting 🙂 

I hope this detox is the start of my road to success when it comes to my weight loss. At the end of the week I will let you know if I have lost any weight (no I’m not going to blog my current weight lol).
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A few items I bought for the detox


Side note; obviously if you have a medical condition or are taking medication check if you can do this detox with a professional!

Currently listening to Damien Marley – In 2 deep