Books, books, lovely books!
I absolutely adore reading. My bookshelves are full to bursting. I have Jeffrey Deaver, Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Martina Cole…right through to some of the classics. I have the Harry Potter collection – which I have to confess to not yet reading! – and all sorts of training manuals for my horse stuff…along with lots and lots of books surrounding weight loss psychology, general psychology, self-help, coaching, leadership, development and employment law…the latter makes good insomniac reading!
Today I have immersed myself in books in order to make a start on my university assignment. I got a little carried away and have ended up writing nearly 4000 words and only need 2500…so I need to edit myself, which is something that I have been told before actually!
So tonight’s blog is a quickie as I am in need of some relaxation and TV viewing pleasure before bed!
I get so excited by some of the stuff I read surrounding my course. Mostly because, to me, it seems like common sense and is validating the approach that I was hoping to take with those that I work with. Also because I get to read about how these tools and techniques have worked for others – not just me – so this fills me with joy…it’s not just me they have helped and therefore I can confidently use them knowing that they work for others too. As I have said before, I am not one for saying, ‘if I can do it, anyone can’ and so the fact that I can and have, and so have others, means that there must be something in this mind stuff that works so well with the right food and exercise.
The only thing that I can say that I have done differently this time around has been the focus on my mind. It took me a long time to get there, lots of reading, lots of ups and lots of downs. My aim is to be able to help people speed this process up a little; to help give them the awareness of this stuff and to show them how it works so that they can get ‘there’ far quicker than I did, and can use these tools themselves in order to stay on track. I have always said that the measure of success is how many others you make successful!
Anyway, that’s all I have to say for myself today, but Mr WLB wants to chip in again…
‘Another week has passed and this week I had a 1lb weight gain…I think the 1kg Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bar that WLB got me for Christmas didn’t help!
I’ve been really good today until about 10 minutes ago when I went to get a banana out of the fridge and saw half a kg of chocolate flirting with me. I couldn’t resist in and before I knew it had devoured all of it. Feel somewhat sick now. As soon as it’s gone I’m going to replace the chocolate with a couple of Nakd bars and at least I will be getting 2 of my 5 a day in.
Anyway I’m keeping every finger crossed for WLB’s weigh in tomorrow morning. I’m really hoping she has a great loss. I sometimes look her up and down on a Monday night to see if she has shrunk. I think she has shrunk a bit so am hoping that she will have a good loss. Oh and today in the car her tummy was a lot further away from the steering wheel. Maybe an inch further away than last week. That’s gotta equal a 3lb weight loss right?
Yesterday was good fun. WLB had invited some of the ladies from the events she planned back in the summer for a day of fun before Christmas. It was interesting to be the only man there listening to a group of women gossiping!
Anyway, I hope all of you reading have had a good week!’
Other than my reading, I have been to the gym, received the date for my speed awareness course, eaten more veggie chilli and had some good conversations with a couple of coaching clients…seeing them making progress so quickly is amazing!
Breakfast: Bananas and clementines.
Another good food day today! Brekkie was some lovely fruit which I had just before the gym. Lunch was after the gym and the horses – I bloody love sweet potato…amazing creations! I had them topped with leftover chilli and with my HEA of cheese. Dinner was smoked salmon scrambled eggs with my HEB wholemeal rolls toasted, along with some salad, followed by my Black Forest fruits and some 0% Total Greek yogurt. My snacks were good too!
Exercise: 5 minutes on the treadmill, 40 minutes of weights, and 30 minutes on the elliptical machine.
I have had to go easy on the arm weights today as I have hurt my left bicep and shoulder somehow. My reps have increased, and I was shifting boxes around for a good couple of hours…so I am just going to leave the arms alone for a few days as I don’t want to bugger myself up.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx