DVDs and recipes
So I'm halfway through the first week of my 6-week challenge to lose some of my baby belly and it seems to be going well.
I've managed to do all my exercises and activities so far - and I'm particularly pleased that I even managed to do a fitness DVD! The idea of jumping around the living room was really daunting, especially as I haven't done any real aerobic exercise for a very long time - and I wasn't sure that starting when sleep deprived would be all that successful. But I packed my husband off with Dan for some father son bonding on Saturday morning and rifled through the back of my drawer for my sports bra and put on Jane Wake's post-pregnancy fitness DVD. OK, I did feel a bit daft leaping around in front of the laptop so I made sure the curtains were drawn tight so the neighbours wouldn't catch a glimpse. I needn't have worried though, the DVD was great, pitched just right for my level, and I felt like I'd worked hard and really energised afterwards.
Also, on Friday I made a huge batch of soup to see me through times when I'd need to grab something quick to eat. It proved to be a lifesaver, I could heat it up in a mug and eat lunch with one hand keeping the other free for baby entertainment, I even took a flask when Dan and I went swimming and it saved me from buying a tuna melt from the leisure centre cafe. The other benefit was that it helped me get through the stack of vegetables of the diet plan.
Here's the recipe:
Fat Free Squash and Sage soup 1 large onion chopped 2 carrots chopped 4 celery sticks chopped 800g squash peeled and chopped 1.5l vegetable stock 1-2 sprigs of sage Put all but the sage into your biggest saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 minutes until all of the vegetables are cooked and soft. Allow the soup to cool a little then whizz till smooth, add a little extra stock if it's too thick. Finely slice the sage, stir it through and season. You can freeze this in portions or keep it in the fridge for 4 or 5 days. What I need to make sure I do now is still manage another session of vigorous activity whilst having Dan with me. I'm thinking I might try one of those classes where you workout with your buggy outdoors. Anyone got any other good tips?
Posted: 10/11/2010 at 13:31
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