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  1. Day 2 - pretty good. Water and Fruit - TICK (play group with baby, and we have bread and fruit for snack so had lots of different tiny pieces of fruit!) Evening meal - huge cottage pie with loads of veg, including mashed carrot and swede on top instead of potatoes and a generous portion in the freezer for next week. Also, meditation and journal on track.
  2. And we're off! I'm off to a flying start (GO ME!). First day - Ate a banana on my porridge for breakfast. Double win in that its the first time in weeks I've eaten something resembling breakfast (rather than random handfuls of rubbish! After lunch we went out for a walk - about half hour to the shops, wandered around, was given a free pumpkin, came home. Made sausage and mushroom bake thing with brown rice for tea. And got a small portion in the freezer. Should have been a big portion, but it was yummy so both me and hubby had a big portion for our teas :-) Drank water throughout t
  3. I used to do a lot of batch cooking - a full day once a month, but since baby I just don't have the time. So maybe this gradual step will help :-)
  4. I love your third quest - especially when I got to the twist about the treadmill. I know you can do this - and I'll be cheering you on the whole way :-)
  5. WOW - what a challenge. Love how you have set it out. I was really liking the sound of the though mudder too, until I heard the word electrocution!! I'd love to be that bad ass, but may have to wait until the baby is a little bit older!
  6. Hi Sylvaa - thanks for your words. I guess I am being harsh on myself, but was just really shocked to see how much I've put on since she was born. It brought home to me how much I'm not eating properly. I might do as you suggest - but another idea I had today was to cook one "proper" meal every week, and put a portion or 2 in the freezer for the week after. So next week I'll be able to then have two proper meals. And so on. Hopefully with changes to the food then I might stand a chance of losing/maintaing. The thought going through my mind at the moment is - unless I change something how am
  7. Hi Smyrnian I'm trying to eat fruit and veg everyday to get some nutrients - I'm breast feeding and failing to look after myself at all. I focus entirely on baby and then grab rubbish for myself. Its an amalgamation of 2 goals I had last time which worked really well for me, so want to consolidate them. i totally agree about number 2 - but can't think of anything better at the moment :-(
  8. Who am I? - Jo, aged 35, 8 month old baby, in worst shape of my life! What am I trying to do? - Lose weight and get fit. I have regained all the weight I lost whilst pregnant (yes you read that correctly!) and would like to start moving back down the clothes sizes before I return to work. I also want to set a good example for my daughter. ​What are my goals for this challenge? I'm not quite mentally or physically ready to jump headlong into full clean eating and exercises. I also just do not have time. I'm full time pumping to feed baby (30 mins 8 times a day) and the rest of the tim
  9. So final tally and grades: Quest 1 - Hydration (Grade A awarded 2CON) Drink at least 2l of water a day. I nailed this one everyday - and feel much better for it too. The last week has been harder as out of my routine, so ended up having to drink a full glass at a time during the evening rather than a small amount every hour during the day. So when I get home I need to get back into the routine and keep this one going. Quest 2 - Nourishment (Grade A - awarded 2 CON) Eat at least one portion of fresh fruit and veg everyday Again I've managed this - some days have been hard and I've had to
  10. Time for another update - water and fruit and veg going well. The walking is about the same (although I managed a 3 hour walk in the forest yesterday). The house cleaning is not happening as I'm on holiday so not possible to tidy - really should have thought that one through. I don't feel like I've achieved an awful lot this challenge but at least my mindset is changing for the better. Hopefully I'll be more involved with the next challenge
  11. I hadn't thought about indoor walking - again might look at that for next time. Seems like cheating to change now as I really had envisioned getting out in the fresh air with baby! But next time I can be more realistic
  12. This weeks review - still all going great except the walking. Finding it so hard to fit in. I have to pump milk every 2.5 hours, so it has to fit in between these windows. And its just not fitting in. I'm regretting this as a goal and wishing I had said just some exercise 3 times a week - as I'm starting to think that the body weight workout might work better for me and easier to fit in. Something to think about for the next challenge perhaps. In the meantime I will try really hard this next week to get in 3 walks - my parents are coming for the week and not sure if this will make it eas
  13. So I've been terrible at updating, but doing really well - especially with goal 1 and 2. Hit them everyday. Struggling with walk, twice a week only, its just hard to get timing right between pumping/baby sleeping/weather and feeling like it! Going to keep trying though
  14. So first day, and good start! Water bottle has been dug out of the cupboard and drank half at every pump (I am feeding baby exclusively through pumped milk). A walk with the baby on the beach at sunset and fruit for snack time for us both. I even managed to fold some nappies and clean the kitchen up a bit. The first days are always easiest though!!
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