Don’t get excited I may not manage to blog every day in September but I hope to write a little update post about how my day went and how I’m managing with my September Goals. As a reminder my goals are:
- Complete Forever Living’s Clean 9 detox
- Do at least 10 minutes (preferably 30 minutes) of exercise every day
- Go to weekly WeightWatchers weigh-ins
- Keep a food/exercise diary
I signed up for SparkPeople’s 30 Day Skinny Jeans Challenge too so that should help to keep me on track.
I actually managed to get out of bed without my body telling me that I was still tired and wanted to go back to sleep 🙂 So, after I’d put the bin out I thought I’d get my exercise out of the way. Great idea but, in reality, I had to wait an extra half hour as Adam decided that he’d get up early too. He’s never up before 8 am if he can help it and today it was 7.20 am! Anyway, I sorted him out and had my Aloe Gel and water as the start of my Clean 9.
I finally got to my exercise at 8 am. As Adam was up and about, I needed something quick so I decided to try the 5-4-3-2-1 Workout which I found on someone’s Pinterest board and had pinned on to mine. If I hadn’t been away from regular exercise for 6 weeks I may have found it reasonably easy but as I have been away, it was actually quite hard! I built up a sweat in less than 15 minutes 😀 I finished with 5 minutes of lovely yoga-style stretches.
The morning was OK but as the day went on it got harder to try to resist the food which I have in the house for Adam. I also had to go shopping for some food so that he would have something to eat for dinner. I’d already decided that I would make a pasta bake for dinner as I don’t actually like it so wouldn’t feel like I was missing out. Fortunately, there are only 2 days with no actual food.
So, I drank a lot of water today and I mean a lot. My new best friend is my Tupperware 750 ml Eco Bottle, I wish I had a 1L one but the 750 ml one will do. I had 4 bottles of water today, that is the equivalent of 12 cups! I did slip up a little. I had 3 glasses of Diet Coke – I know it is a detox and I’m supposed to cut everything out but I knew I wouldn’t get the shake powder until she finished work and got home and I needed something to make me feel like I was having something. It didn’t quite work so I also ate a banana and a satsuma. Just as well I did, my friend phoned me at 9.10 pm to say that she was finally home and could get the shake to me. By the time I got the shake powder, I just wanted to go to bed so I didn’t have my shake today.
One thing I did get this evening was the new literature for the Clean 9. They are changing it slightly and my friend has allowed me to have a sneaky peek at the new C9. It looks easier to follow than the old one so I may need to try it when it is finally launched.
Day 1 done!