I was obviously a lot more serious about it around april-october last year, was able to lose over a stone and had the body I actually liked. (i'm not sure if anyone noticed but I was a double D now i fail to fit into a small triangle bra)
But I was obsessed with the amount of calories i consumed and burned, it was literally the only thing i thought about, i knew exactly how much fat, carbs, sugar etc was in each food i ate as i had used my fitness pal so much and was only eating the same, simple, clean foods everyday.
Its not fun being this way, i was so up tight, strict and insecure.
It took a while for me to allow myself a treat meal, even if that was flavoured yogurt or an extra banana in the day.
But I at 7.8 (previously 9.2) stone i wasn't healthy at all, so tired, no motivation to do anything, which i would used to apart from plan my meals, make my meals and exercise everyday.
The 'clean' diet i followed was a really effective way to drop pounds and tone up, this is the only way i saw a difference, not some silly pills or missing meals or just living of apples, but you've got to allow yourself the right amount of food and actual be a real person and relax, cheat and enjoy food.
But since starting university in late september I was getting distracted by new friends, going out and uni work to be so controlling over the food I ate, also making new friends means spending time buying cocktails, going for amazing food so its a pity to stop yourself from doing these things.
I haven't totally forgotten about clean eating, I pretty much only eat clean foods everyday, but if we're going out for food, i will but i wont feel AS guilty about it as i try look for the healthiest, but also tasty/worth the money item on the menu.
I used to work out everyday, no days of unless I was really busy, but i would still fit in a 30 min youtube video work out. But now I work out 3/4 times a week and just do what I can manage.
It is normal to want to work out and it is really good for you anyway, I feel lazy if not, even if its 20 mins cardio of your choice and then 10/15 mins of toning up.
So this is my current health and fitness plan:
150/200 calories - Stepper
100 - Bike
50 - Rowing Machine
100 - Running up hill or Cross Trainer
(I aim to burn 300-400 calories each time i work out)
I have downloaded the AB's app on iphone and follow their routines or Blogilates
Breakfast - half a cup oats, almond milk, 1 medjool date chopped (for sugar) and 1 banana, blueberries, chai seeds
(small handful of nuts - cashews/almonds)
Lunch - Salmon, half an avocardo, spoon of cottage cheese, half sweet potato, salad, olives, sundried tomatoes (no oil), one poached egg with a side of broccoli and cauliflower
(handful of nuts after as im still peckish)
Tea - Stirfry with coconut oil consiting of: Chargrilled aubergines, courgettes, peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes, 150g of chicken, spinach and kale, beetroot (good sources of iron to fight fatigue) chick peas, black beans, lentils (as a rice substitute) with side of broccoli and cauliflower
Late snack - strawberries, raspberries, black grape and greek yogurt and some pumpkinseeds.
This is kinda what I stick to eating most days as I don't get bored by using a variety of different foods which i enjoy most! It's also hard to eat different fresh foods everyday as I only cook for one being at uni and food is expensive and goes out of date really fast!
I'm still not 100% satisfied with myself right now but I know once I get back into a healthier rotuine (less alcohol which is difficult being a student) I should be back on track and healthier/happier!
If you have any other tips/food alternatives that are clean and keep you healthy feel free to drop a comment below.