And when things go REALLY wrong

You know… a while ago when I was busy doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on an evening, I was talking to my mum and she said – “you need to read your own blog again Cat, that will get you motivated to eat better”.

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Seriously Mum… I’m really busy

HOW ARE MOTHERS ALWAYS RIGHT?

Well anyway – see what I wrote yesterday about giving yourself a break from time to time? HA! I went to Nando’s last night with Chris, he had all the carbs and I had… chicken with fino coleslaw aka no carbs. HOW restrained does one want to be? DEAD restrained.

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Well don’t be too impressed… I’m currently melting the last of 5 celebrations in my mouth. Oops. And it gets worse… I made chicken and cabbage and broccoli and hummus for lunch and hastily launched it into my bag this morning. Had my 0% Total yoghurt for breakfast with the ever amazing nuts n more protein enhanced peanut butter but the lean behaviour ends there…

Do you ever get these overwhelming cravings or urges to eat certain foods? Well I had one of those today and there was no way cabbage was going to fix it. See ya later cabbage. Hello brioche roll with gruyere cheese and ham….

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And I don’t even have a chance to balance it out tonight with a nice light salad and little gym session because I am going with the girls to a mulled wine festival. Pah! SEE – this is why I didn’t drink for most of last year. It can be difficult to be very very lean and still have a raucous social life. However, sometimes it is worth it.

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Speaking of sacrifices – did I ever share this with you? This is great…. and it is DEAD true. I know because I have had abs (Note – HAD).

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/cost-of-getting-lean

Anyhoooooo… there is no point sitting around moping. We’ve got mulled wine to drink! But how do we keep the balance? Well I will tell you how I will do it. Guess what’s for breakfast tomorrow morning? Yep – you guessed it. Cabbage. Mmmmmmmmmm. The lunch that I avoided today.

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Well if I want to drop some of these chocolate lb’s and look bangin’ in my christmas onesie I can’t be smashing the croissants from now until ho ho ho time.

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Tomorrow will be a strong day of lean food, gym session with Andy and then heading out for dinner with Chris to celebrate the start of our first holiday together. Cute. (Oh as a sideline, when I asked on Facebook today what people wanted me to write about someone asked how Chris and I met. Long story short = Instagram friends, both sick before the Ironman Wales, both finished Ironman Wales, he lives in London, I invited him to my celebratory “I totally crossed that finish line party”, he pounced on me, the rest is history)

(Ha — he is really going to hate that)

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Really though, if there are certain aspects of health or training or leaning up you want me to write about then just give me a shout. I am not a professional but I know what needs to be done for the most part. Sadly some of it involves an awful lot of sacrifice but that’s ok. I have sly ways of making it more bearable.

Some of my secret weapons include:

  • slimline tonic with lots of ice and wedges of lime (feels like an actual drink in a bar)
  • 90% Dark Chocolate – seriously hits the spot with a cup of tea or coffee
  • COFFEE – ditch the lattes, get used to white americanos
  • Protein bars – I like Quest – feels like an afternoon treat
  • Total Greek Yoghurt – mix in cocoa powder and stevia for chocolate pudding
  • Avocado – feels naughty – is actually very good for you and very versatile (I can feel a “20 ways with avocado” post coming up)
  • Packets of seasoning and good sea salt (anyone who says sea salt is bad for you can jog on – food tastes rubbish without seasoning)

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Has this post gone a bit random? It has hasn’t it… DAMMIT. Oh well, hopefully it is still useful. Oh and Annie – healthy snacks – as a general rule NOTHING you find in airports or WH Smiths will be healthy. I will do another blog post about snacking soon. You have inspired me.

Chris and I are going to North Uist (tiny island off the west coast of Scotland *snigger* he has no idea what he is letting himself in for #raincoldwindrainmorerain) for 5 days next week… he just sent me this:

This is the fitness plan for the beaches in Uist … bodyweight fun!

Burpees

Star planks

Close grip press-ups

Press ups

Pike push-ups

Overhead lunge

Squats

Side plank (with leg raise)

Bicycles

Good god………..

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Think of me tomorrow morning when you are eating something delicious and I am eating cabbage. Do not make my mistake. Eat your prepped food.

C xx

(I seriously need to stop laughing at the memes I find – office colleagues think I am strange)

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And when things go REALLY wrong

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