Monday, 17 March 2014

Week in Review: ending 16-03-14


'This week, I 'ave been mostly...'

Getting my hair cut. And I don't mean just getting the same cut as I did last time, and the times before that, but actually thinking about what I wanted doing and trying something a littel different. Granted, there are only so many things you can do with short hair, but I'm really pleased with this cut. My hairdresser is awesome!

After much deliberation, I resubscribed to Graze. I spend too much money on healthy snacking, but this lets me budget for it a little better, plus I get a lovely variety of different things to try in each box.
Although we've been tinkering with it for a couple of weeks now, this week P and I completely geeked out and worked on our model railway so it's now looks less like a toy layout, and is heading towards looking like a proper set. (I'll admit, I'm not all that into the trains, but I've been having fun creating buildings and designing the landscape).

I tried cooking something completely new!
I've never cooked plantains before but I think I'll definitely be doing them again - not least because I've got another one in the fruit bowl! These twice-fried Tostones were lovely with the Caribbean 'Cottage' Pie.

I completed three 20+ minute runs this week. I've still put c25k on hold for now, whilst I focus on getting more comfortable running for this length of time and increasing my speed. I'm now up to running at 5.8mph, which is a vast improvement from the 5mph that I started at!

I squatted 32.5kg. Still baby weight by many standards but again, I only started lifting properly in February so am pretty chuffed how well it's going. I'm still struggling to up the weight on my overhead, but I'm sure it'll get there slowly. Have to say I LOVE how it's helping to change my body shape!

I managed to lose another lb despite eating ice cream! As you may be aware, during the week I take my exercise very seriously but come the weekend, I tend to slip somewhat. As a general rule though, so long as I stay below my TDEE calories, I'm not too worried about going over my target calories for weight loss. This means, that despite eating more than I should (and this weekend, that included Ben & Jerrys Half Baked ice cream and chocolate brownies), I still lost weight, which goes to prove that there is definitely some flexibility with the scales and that the food you eat, it not all that affects your weight!

How was your week? :)

1 comment:

  1. Your hair cut is super cute. I love the look.
    Congrats on the weight loss, even with some Ben & Jerry's. It's been awhile since I've had ice cream (it's too damn cold), but I'm hoping to change that soon.
    I want to make plantains. They look really good.