Resisting temptation is proving harder than I thought...
I’ve been quite hungry this week. I think my body’s in shock – what with ditching the sugar, the pasta, and hitting the gym four times a week.
I’m finding the no-alcohol rule hardest to stick to though, so much so that I caved and had a gin and slim at the weekend. But Karolina told me off, so I won’t be doing that again! She said that if I really need a treat, I can have one little square of 85% dark chocolate.
I actually thought she was joking at first – what kind of treat is that for a Saturday night? It’s strong so apparently you don’t need to eat as much, but for a mum who wants to reward herself for not actually sitting down all day it seems a little on the stingy side. I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt though. After all, this is about changing the way I look and feel forever, right?
Other than my gin blip, I’ve been sticking to the diet Karolina gave me. Snacking on cottage cheese and oatcakes and swerving Cake Club at the office is taking some getting used to. Our office manager has taken the decision to order fewer Oreos for the biscuit tin too, it seems. Did I really eat that many?
Holding out for my evening meals is the hardest – I eat at 6pm with the kids – lean chicken or fish, lots of greens and half a sweet potato or half a cup of brown rice. I am told I can have some more meat and greens at 8pm so that I don’t wake up hungry. To be honest at this time in the evening its not really broccoli I crave though – its pudding! After chatting to Karolina she has agreed to let me have a couple of spoons of 0% fat Greek yoghurt with a sprinkle of cinnamon – a surprisingly tasty alternative to Pavlova, it turns out.
I’m really enjoying the workouts. I have to be organised with two small children, but my gym has a crèche so I’m managing to fit my training in without any problems so far. The home workouts take a bit more effort – I tend to do my stomach exercises just before bed – sometimes a little reluctantly.
Thankfully, Karolina is wonderfully supportive, she sends me motivating texts in the morning that say things like: 'Every little thing that passes your lips today will either work towards your great new body or against it.' That’s enough to make me put the kids’ leftovers straight in the bin!
Sarah is using the flat stomach gym workout
Sarah is following the Zest ultimate summer body challenge
Read Sarah's previous blog entries:
Week 1: I master the plank
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