I promised you an update on my personal journey and I apologise for its lateness. Its been a busy few weeks. Preparing my staff and store for my week off was stressful! Then my week off consisted of my parents arriving on the Tuesday morning and they stayed until the Friday evening so I literally have had no time!
So big question how am I doing? Quite honestly? Great! I will be honest and tell you the week of my parents visit was also my daughters 4th birthday. The week passed with me doing no workouts and eating lots of cake! Did I feel guilty? No, did I beat myself up? No! Was I angry with myself? Well actually no! You see my relationship with food has changed. I stayed on plan for meals but I over indulged on snacks. No big deal I ate them, enjoyed them and moved on. As I have said before its a lifestyle choice not a diet I don't get punished for having treats!
The following week workouts and my routine kicked back in, although cake was still in my fridge so again it has been eaten. Meals stayed on plan and I worked hard in my workouts. I have attached pictures for you to see progress over 5 weeks. My weight hasn't changed yet my body continues to change in a positive way.
I am also looking at taking my journey forward as mentioned in my previous blog I have been looking in depth at gluten free. I assessed products available at my local supermarkets which are few and most are full of other chemicals to replace the gluten so it misses the point entirely! I looked everywhere for basic ingredients so I could make my own and local availability is shocking! The Internet I discovered is the best place for all my ingredient needs. In this day in age with allergies surrounding us I am shocked at the lack of availability of products its both annoying and frustrating, I really feel for those who don't have a choice the work that goes into their shopping must be immense. So in short to go gluten free is not at all easy but I am determined I will be 100% free by the end of this month!
I am signing off for now and I will share my journey again very soon :-)