My Mad Fat Weight Loss Journey
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Day 5

Forgot how much that workout video makes me sweat…

- Jillian Micheals Banish Fat..
TOTAL: 50mins

Pre-workout breakfast
- Coffee. Blueberry and banana smoothie

- Peanut butter porridge with sweetener, a small hand full of monkey nuts & raisins, a tsps of honey.

- Tuna egg omelet with broccoli, bell peppers, onions with 2 chopped apples..

- Warm roasted sweet chili chicken mixed leaf salad with a soft boiled egg, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, courgette, and bell peppers.

- 2 chopped apples and an orange.

Day 4

I had to have the rest of my left over vegetable curry because it was so good, I’ve got to write that recipe down! But yeah, my rest day is today because there’s a lot going on in my house at the mo in terms of decorating so I can’t actually go anywhere to excersice, I did get out on my bike for half an hour or so before hand so at least I’ve done something light, shall aim to exercise for the rest of the week though.

- Rest day

Coffee. Cinnamon and raisins porridge with sweetener a small hand full of monkey nuts and raisins, a tsps of honey.

Lunch: 2 pieces of whole grain toast, one with jam, and one with butter, 2 chopped up apples and an orange.

Snack: Low fat greek yogurt parfait with blueberries and a drizzle of honey.

Dinner: Sweet potato and courgette curry with mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and coconut milk mash mixed with chopped salad leaves.

Day 3

After yesterdays fast day I’m making sure I get a lot of fruit and veg in me today! I also woke up pretty late in the day so have ate quite calorie dense foods since I did an hours workout.
Today went well, felt good and positive about myself, 3 days in, so far so good!

- 6min cardio warm up
- 25min total strength training
- Cafe mom 30 min cardio
TOTAL: 60 mins

Breakfast: Coffee. Cinnamon blueberry porridge with sweetener, and a tsps of honey. A glass of homemade blueberry and banana smoothie.

Lunch: 5 rice cakes, a tbsp and a half of peanut butter, a cup of grapes.

Snack: 2 handfuls of monkey nuts and raisins

Dinner: Sweet potato and courgette curry with mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and coconut milk mash mixed with chopped salad leaves.

Snack: Chopped up apple, orange and cup of grapes.

My mantra for tonight


I can do anything I put my mind to. I can do this. I can get healthy. I can be consistent. I can be healthy.

Just made the best and most tastiest vegetable curry ever omg

Day 2: Fast day = Epic fail

Water has been my best friend today that for sure. I also tried to include quite filling meals, had my porridge to keep me going, and used 2 eggs whites and one egg to really beef up that omelette.
All in all day 1 wouldn’t have been such a struggle if I wasn’t literally in all day, there’s only so much TV watching and book reading you can do! I tried the 5:2 diet loosely a couple of months ago and chose the fast day’s when I was in work 4pm till 10 which worked out fine, and kept it up, up until my contract ended, now being at home 24/7 the 5:2 diet seems near on impossible for me. But I got through day one just about and think I’ll kick the 5:2 until I have more active methods of distraction. But the stricter healthy eating and exercise plan will of cause continue.

I’ll definitely give the 5:2 another go when I get a new job or am back at uni - I tried guys! 

- Fitness Blender Cardio kickboxing workout.
TOTAL: 25 mins

Breakfast: Coffee: Sweetener & semi-skimmed milk. A small bowl of porridge with peanut butter.

Dinner: Tuna omelette with onions, broccoli and a tablespoon of sweet chili sauce. 5 Grapes.

Fast day 1: Average calories: 501

Day 1 of month fat loss / 5:2 diet

Well…it’ll be a little over a month as I’m going to be doing the 5:2 one until the end of august just to see my overall results, I plan to keep the healthier eating and frequent workouts quite permanently! Aiming to workout between 3-6 xs per week from 20 to 60 + mins trying to make it as equal to 50 % strength and 50 % cardio.
I’ll only be able to take my results down through measurements and how I feel I look as my scales broke quite a while ago. Here are my starting measurements for the 28th July.
Thighs: 22.5
Hips: 32
Waist: 26.5
Bust: 33
Arms: 10.5

- 6 Min warm up
- Fitness Blender 24min Total Body Strength Workout 
- 11 Min ab circuit 
- 6 Min warm cool down and stretch
TOTAL = 47 mins

Breakfast: Coffee - sweetener & semi skimmed milk, cinnamon oatmeal with sweetener, chopped banana a small handful of monkey nuts & raisins and a drizzle of honey.

Snack: 4 Rice cakes, a tbsp of peanut butter.

Lunch: Tuna and onion salad sandwich with a tbsp of sweet chili sauce and homemade banana and blueberry smoothie with coconut milk, water and honey..

Dinner: Chinese style seasoned coley fillet with mushrooms, stir fry veg, courgette noodles, soy sauce in a chow main sauce.

Snack: Pink lady apple.

So, tomorrows the start of a more stricter eating and workout plan. I’m going to be posting my intake and exercise like I used to to help keep myself on track, the only times I won’t be so strict is when I’m going out, I mean I’ll still try and take the healthier options, but it’s all about balance ain’t it!

ALSO, I’m going to be giving intermediate fasting a go, or the 5:2 diet which it’s also known as, I’m read and watched a lot about it and If anything I’m intrigued to see of I would reek any benefits for it. So for 2 day’s out of 7 I’ll be eating 500 calories, and on the rest of the day’s I’ll be eating normally - I’m skeptical of the process but I’m willing to give it a go for a month as a little experiment, I’ll be posting my intake on my fasting day’s also.

This week my 5:2 days will be Tuesday and Thursday - I’ll be spreading my 500 calories throughout the day, having around half of it for breakfast and the rest for dinner to combat some of the hunger.
I’m interested to see how this pans out! :’)

(via c0ntemplations)

(via from-fat-to-fit-me)

I am not comfortable
in my own skin;
But I am trying
to be. Damn it,
I am trying to be.


Thighs: 22
Hips: 31.5 (+0.5)
Waist: 26
Bust: 33
Arms: 10.5

Today’s officially my 1 year anniversary since starting this lifestyle change, there have been ups and there have been downs, I’m a little disheartened that it’s been a year and not much has changed, but I’m glad I started when I did.
These were my starting results from a year ago.

Stomach: 27 inches
Thighs: 22 inches
Arms: 10.5 inches
Bust: 34 inches
Hips: 34 inches

These were after completing my back to back 30DS challenge.

Waist: 24.5 
Thighs: 21 
Arms: 10 
Hips: 30.5 
Bust: 32

Kinda makes me think where it all when a bit wrong :’) I’m taking a stand and committing to a healthier binge free month from next Monday. I’ll be posting my intake, workouts and thoughts like I used to do, it seemed to work better for me I think. Since it’s my birthday this Wednesday I’m going to be a bit more relaxed this week to prepare myself for this challenge, I’d really like to get back to my lowest measurements and then some before going back to university.

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