Health & Wellbeing

Fitness Friday – back on the 12 WBT

October 2, 2015

Well it is time to update you with my never ending fitness journey.  (Don’t forget to add your posts at the bottom as well!) The retreat in Bali was just what I needed to motivate myself to get into healthy eating for summer. I have signed up and started Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation. This worked for me before, (when I returned from my honeymoon I lost 6 kilos). I needed some inspiration with cooking and a meal plan.

So I shall give you a little snippet of where I am up to this month health and fitness wise.

Food – Back on the 12WBT is helping me plan my meals out again and make my lunches. The Ginger Hunk does like to cook, which is amazing but also my downfall at times. I have asked him to make smaller servings, and cook Michelle’s meals. We have a few nights off a week where he cooks what he likes, but we have cut out the carbs.

Mental health – I have been feeling great for a really long time now – around 10 months. So I am at the moment cutting my anti-depressants in half with the view to stopping them in December. I have discussed this with my GP and The Ginger Hunk. We know the signs now of me sliding back into that horrible feeling. I do not want to be on the medication for ever and it is also harder to lose weight. But if I had to make the choice about being riddled with anxiety and five kilos fatter, I would take the weight over that dark feeling in the pit of my stomach. But it is is time to give it a shot. More on how this is going in the next few weeks.

Training plan – I am back at f45 now with the view to doing this three to four times a week. However, I LOVE yoga, and this is important for my mental health as well. I realised how tight I was for so long and how much this benefited me at the retreat, so yoga is going to replace some heavy work outs from now on. Yoga also helps with freediving, and as I am planning to train more in December, this is important.

Meditation – My mental health promise to myself is to mediate more. So I am downloading some new programs to help me with this, and will be reporting back soon.

Sleep – I seem to need a lot of sleep at the moment, maybe cause my mind is always going with writing and the blog. So I am giving my body what it needs at the moment, but I am hoping to train more in the mornings to leave my evenings free.

Linking up with Sanch @ My Imperfect Life for Fitness Friday

How is you health and fitness going for spring?

Come link up your health and fitness posts here – rules below.

 

  • The link will be open for one week from the first Friday of every month (closing at midnight the following Thursday.) It will alternate being hosted by me and Sanch.
  • You can link to your fitness/wellbeing related post within the last month. Be CREATIVE HERE PEOPLE! Whether your goal is to run around the block, meditate daily or eat more greens, if it is related to your health and wellbeing then link it!
  • If you join our party you must comment on one other blog and share one post that you like among your networks.
  • You must link to My Meow and Living my Imperfect Life for Fitness Friday at the bottom of your post.

 

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  • Good on you for going back to 12WBT…I loved it and lost 6 kgs too the first time I did it. I was a lot more disciplined then than now {and had more weight to lose back then}. Her recipes were great!
    Love your plans and congrats on being able to cut down on your meds.
    I need to try and get in some yoga/meditation. Loving my pilates at the moment and aiming to do it more than once a week once I finish uni

    • I am the heaviest I have ever been. Put on 7 kilos since starting anti depressants. Michelle works for me because I eat healthy food just too much! The long weekend has been bad but will do a big cook up on Monday!