Can’t believe we’re already half way through. And although (believe me) I am really looking forward to a glass of wine once the 30 Day Body Transformation Challenge is over, it’s really not as hard as I thought it was going to be.
One of the best things this week has been some new recipes that are nutritionally balanced and also delicious. Delicious enough that all four members of the family love them (hurray, no cooking multiple evening meals). Yes, the kids love quinoa. Winning.
But it’s not all good news. I’m really craving my old breakfasts (oats, flakes, yoghurt, berries and milk) and don’t think I can stomach veggie frittata that early in the morning any more. But the Green Breakfast Smoothies are going down well, so I’m just upping the ratio of that, and welcoming the introduction of zucchini fritters into the mix.
Danielle Minnebo, the nutritionist and brains behind Food to Nourish, is also teaching us about new ways of eating that helps maintain a healthy gut. Fermented foods…. Who knew? Not me. But now, hello Kombucha, come to mumma, yum yum.
And as for the training, well, I did two early morning weekday sessions and the Saturday morning outdoor one at the beach. The trainer goes through the WOD (that’s Workout Of the Day to the uninitiated) on a whiteboard to explain what we’re doing and make sure any injuries are catered to with alternatives.
I have to ask lots of questions as it’s all new to me, but I’m getting there. There are loads of reps in each session, always a bit of running thrown in. So by the end, you are well and truly spent. And by the time I’m pulling up in my driveway, my quads and hammies are already feeling it. But that’s good, right?
I even tried yoga for the first time this week, as it’s part of the Female FIT program at CrossFit Athletic. Was very skeptical about my ability to be still. Sort of managed it, perhaps not too gracefully, but loved every minute. It’ll now be a regular spot in my diary, yes, even though it is at 6am on a Friday. A whole hour of peace. And… Perfect excuse to buy some new gym gear, no?
Now, weight loss was not a goal of mine (fat loss, yes, but not weight overall) but I have just lost 2kg. Let’s hope that was 2kg of fat from the tummy, bum or love handles. When I get my Body Metrix fat scan at the end of the Challenge, we shall find out. Aaaah, the suspense.
The best physical reward this week, though, has been no stomach aches. I used to get them on a daily basis, have had a few tests and stuff done, but non conclusive so I didn’t know what they were.
I’m guessing now that they’re food based, that perhaps I am allergic or intolerant to gluten (please, no) or dairy (again, noooooo). So I’ll see what happens when I introduce these back into my diet. But for now, no tummy aches = happy me.