Hi all, I went to Sports Direct in my town earlier this week looking for a new gym bag and I was not disappointed!
As you can see it’s a grey Lonsdale bag with pale pink accents and I love it! Only £6.99! Before I got this, I was honestly carrying my towel etc around in a plastic carrier bag which isn’t a good look for me. So I’m very pleased with my bargain.
Lately I have been struggling a little with my eating. I baked some lebkuchen earlier in the week for a ladies’ lunch. They were lovely but I burnt some. I obviously couldn’t give those ones out to my friends but I didn’t want to waste them. So unfortunately I ate a lot of them, which wasn’t good, obviously! I’m trying to get back on track but for the first time since I started this weight loss journey, I’ve got a huge appetite! When I started last year, I was feeling full and even nauseous a lot due to IBS. But that seems to have subsided now and I’m feeling it! So I’m struggling with controlling my appetite and ensuring I don’t overeat. I’m trying to eat lots of vegetables to try and fill myself up but I may have to reintroduce a little more pasta into my diet to stop the risk of me eating something naughtier.
In workout news, I worked hard today at the gym! I worked very hard on Tuesday doing my HIIT running. I got up to 8.5 for my sprinting. It was a killer so I’m very proud I got through it.
Today I did my normal running after pilates. In pilates we do a lot of pulling in the stomach muscles and reverse crunches which is great because it feels like I’m getting a good abs workout while ensuring good form. With the running, I got to 2 miles in 29:30 which is a new PB for me, so I was very happy about that too. I now walk at level 5-5.5 for the first 5 minutes, run from 6.5, staying mostly at 6.8 and get up to 7.6 towards the end of the 35 minutes.
So I feel like I’m making real progress in the gym. Just hoping the scale is good to me at my weigh-in on Saturday. Wish me luck!