No, don’t look around for Julie Andrews! What I’m wanting to blog about today are some of my newly discovered favourite things!! Why? Well, I’ve had a bit of a blah kinda day. Ate well, got to the gym etc, but work was busy, I left home before dawn, and got home after dark (and I only live 10min from work), work was hectic, I’m suddenly in charge this week due to my boss having to go away suddenly, and it’s all a little bit much for a Tuesday. So, I want to refocus and look at some good and positive things. So, some things I love at the moment…
12wbt – how fantastic is this program??!?! I tried it before and after not even completing the 12 weeks declared that “it doesn’t work for me! I’m not trying that again!”. Well, aren’t I having to eat my words now. And I’m happy to because this program is fantastic. It has suited me down to a tee, and perhaps I was also just ready to commit to something whole heartedly, fulfil the program requirements, and not play the victim anymore. I have taken responsibility and there’s no going back!
Weekly Shopping List – This is just heaven! And yes, I’m only shopping for 1 and it takes a little work to figure out the precise quantities I need for the week. But, print it out, spend about 20min looking through everything and hey presto – I have a shopping list for one! It’s great, one trip to the shops a week, and the rule is only buy what’s on the list so no treats sneak into the trolley. And because I don’t have to go back and forth to the shops there’s no temptation to buy snacks during the week. I love organisation, no, I thrive on organisation, and this shopping list is a godsend!
Weekly Meal Plans – Did I just say I love organisation?? Well, this is heaven! I can know exactly what’s coming up, and those nights I’m a little more busy I can arrange to have leftovers or a quick prep meal. Bliss. I did try doing this off my own back once and planned out 10 weeks of meals, calories counted and all (it took me hours!), and needless to say it was a very boring plan. Not so 12wbt meal plan. Nothing boring here. Actually I’m almost wishing a few of my favourites might reappear in the next week or so (stroganoff, pizza, lamb & pumpkin salad…). And, they’re customisable with updates to calories and shopping lists – so easy!!
Weekly Exercise Plans – Have you ever been to the gym and thought, “right today I’m going to do a weights session” and then had no idea where to start, what equipment to use, what weight, how many etc etc… Well, that hasn’t happened in over 3 weeks now thanks to my trusty exercise planner! And, if need be I can swap a day around here and there if my schedule determines that need. And it’s balanced so I’m working all over (and don’t I feel it sometimes).
GREAT food – I’ve said it before, so just briefly – I LOVE THE FOOD ON THIS PROGRAM!! Fresh, simple, tasty. And when I see TV adds for other weight loss companies that provide all your meals pre-prepared I just think – yuck! Reheating every meal, no thanks!
Weekly Challenges – OK, I have to admit I’m really only loving the week 4 challenge. I ran out of time for week 1’s vision board (still in progress). I had a dummy spit at the idea of 300 push ups in week 2. I slowly came around to the idea of step ups for week 3, and after a late start only have another 100 to do tomorrow and I can tick that off. BUT, try a different food every day – GREAT idea!! And I’ll give you a run down of my weekly challenge in pictorial form at the end of week 4.
Forums – A great place for support, to ask a silly or not so silly question, to blow your own trumpet, or get on your soapbox. Or like me earlier this week – use them to find out how to cook BBQ corn cobs without a BBQ!!! Thanks for the help people!
And did I mention the food??? 2 days into week 4 and I’ve got another top 3 dishes – Corn thins with tomato salsa, Breakfast crumble, and the lamb and pumpkin salad. Delish!!
And so, thanks for indulging in my rant of the things I love at the moment – it’s made me remember that even when I’m tired and stressed at work, there are so many good things in life – and here I’ve only mentioned a few 12wbt related things!! There is so much more too.
What are some of your favourite things at the moment??