So for the good - I am super excited about the little bit of definition i can see in my shoulders and i think my arms aren't quite as jiggly as they used to be. Hooray for all those arm and should exercises.
The bad isn't so much bad as it is hilarious (and a little bit sad too): we were out at a beautiful park with a few families on Sunday and my husband had taken all the little girls (aged 4-6) to stand in line for ice-creams. I was trailing behind talking to some of the moms. As I approached I could see that my husband was trying desperately not to laugh. Apparently one of the little girls had asked my daughter why my husband's boobies were bigger than mine because mommies are meant to have big boobies...so here is my question: why does exercise cause mine to get smaller and my husband's to get bigger?
I have been really busy organising the summer camp program here for the last week and a half so i have mostly been doing my workouts at night outside. And as we are in the country, there are loads and loads of bugs. These bugs are so aggressive that they even bite me through my clothes. Last night after my workout my arms and legs looked like i had been rolling around in a bed of poison ivy!!!! After summer camp I am definitely going to have to switch to daytime workouts.
So glad to see everyone is doing so well with their program. You are all such inspirations.
We arrived back in Niseko last Saturday and it's been a whirlwind of activity ever since. I have been indulging in lots of yummy fresh organic vegetables, sushi, farm fresh eggs - we collected them ourselves at the farm yesterday morning - and delicious milk and homemade yoghurt and cheese - yes, we even milked the cows at the farm! We also went to the natural springs and collected water fresh from Mt Yotei. This has got to be the best place to be PCP compliant. Everything tastes wonderful - it doesn't even need cooking. Sounds crazy but I don't really crave an indulgence day as much as I thought I would. That said, I did have champagne on my anniversary - love a celebration.
Ok so maybe this is a bit too much sharing but my thighs, belly and bum have gotten bigger. I finally bought a pair of slim fitting jeans this past winter and they are really stretched around the thighs and don't button up comfortably any more. I am really muffin topping over the waistband which I didn't do before. I am hoping that it is because I am getting some muscles before the fatty tissue has decreased and thus the bulk - but I really don't want to have to start buying Bridget Jones style underwear ;-) Ah, the vanity...I am otherwise feeling really good.
I am so excited about indulgence day. My wedding anniversary is coming up on 2 July so I think I will save it for then. That said, I haven't really had any cravings (except for vegetables before my diet allowed me AMAYW twice a day). But, the thought of a glass of champagne and some ridiculously yummy Hokkaido ice-cream is really getting me excited!!!
I can't believe we are in to week 4 already. I have eaten more red meat since I started PCP than I have in the past 12 months!!! Had a massive bowl of salad for lunch along with grilled chicken so very surprised that I was starving 3 hours later. I mostly feel great but if I don't get a good night's sleep then I am absolutely shattered the next day and it is a real struggle to make it through - makes me wonder how on earth I ever survived those sleepless nights with newborns. Things are otherwise going well but i have noticed that I have been nagging the kids more. Now, I don't know if it is because I am more conscious of it or if it's because we have just moved or because the exercise is resulting in less patience but gee I wish i could turn myself off.
So sorry for the radio silence - just got internet again as we have moved house. I am so excited about my new diet this week - all I can eat veg for lunch, hooray!!! I must admit that I have been really craving my veg lately. For breakfast I have a quick veg stirfry with my 1 egg. Love love love it.
So pleased that my energy levels have increased lately - I did the move over 3 days and though exhausted and unable to find anything, I haven't felt like total death, unlike the last time I moved. Also helps that my daughter is not waking me up in the middle of the night anymore.
Had something with salt on it the other day because I wasn't cooking my own food during the move. The reaction was immediate. My hands and feet were bloated and my lips were swollen as was my left eye. WOW!!! most of the swelling has gone down but not completely.
Sorry more blogs later - still have loads to unpack for now.
Pls tell me i am not the only one to have put on weight since we began the program. My jeans were somewhat tight this morning....I have stuck as closely as possible to the diet both weeks. I have even given up my beloved nuts, seeds and coconut water :-(((
I've read the diet message and am really trying not to overthink things as suggested but i have a question about two of my favourite foods that don't seem to appear on the diet: nuts and coconut water. Can I still have them or are they definitely off?
I swear I know how to tie my own shoelaces but they keep coming undone while I do my skipping. Think I might have to google skip resistant knots or else ask my 4 year old for some help...or maybe just go back to skipping in bare feet.
BTW I am struggling to eat the volume of food that's on my diet. I didn't realise there was going to be so much of it! It's 3 in the afternoon and I am only now eating lunch - was too full after such a huge breakfast.
I was so thirsty and hungry yesterday that I had 2 coconuts. I only ate half the flesh of each though. Is that ok? Is anyone else struggling with eating half a banana, half an apple etc or is it just me.
So happy PCP has finally started. It almost feels like New Years except that I know I will be able to keep this New Year's Resolution - at least for 90 days.