Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear!
Well, Christmas wad definitely a gym-free zone, as I don't have a membership to one in the U.K (where I was for about 3 weeks). I did take my running shoes, but it was too cold to go for a run (bbrrrrrr) and my pilates DVD, which I managed.....once.
Along with 2 Christmas dinners (at Ras' parent's and at mine the following day), wine, chocolate, home made mince pies, Christmas cake and general indulgence, I was pretty worried about stepping on the scales and getting my tape measure out this week! But as it happens, I had nothing to worry about. I've managed to stick exactly where I was before Christmas, which gives me a nice starting point for this year!
You already know my fitness goals (I'm meeting something this week hopefully who'll be taking me through the barbell workouts at the gym to ensure I don't injure myself), but my health/diet goals have changed, somewhat. I've been talking a lot to Anita De Bauch, who swears by a book called The Beauty Detox Solution and based on her results, a quick flick through the book and some internet research, I've decided to go vegan once a week, vegetarian twice a week and eat more fish on my 'carnivore' days.
I've started today (vegan day today) with some apple and cinnamon porridge and a banana for breakfast and corn on the cob for lunch. This evening I'm having a spaghetti bolognase minus the meat.
I'm very interested to see how this affects my body; apparently animal products are a lot harder to digest than raw fruits and vegetables, and so can leave you feeling lethargic. Hopefully a couple of days a week of vegan/vegetarianism will see my energy levels increase. Maybe I'll even see an improvement in my skin, hair and nails!
I'm off on a hunt for scrummy vegan and veggie recipes, so if you have any please send the links my way!