Day 40: Weigh in day

40 down, 30 long days to go…oh god! But hey, it’s Friday, so all is good with the world!

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And Friday means one thing, well not really because it means the weekend’s here, no work for two days, but more importantly, weigh in day, and as it has been 2 weeks, measurement time! I haven’t been feeling quite as trim this week so when I stepped on the fat step this morning I wasn’t expecting to lose any weight but managed to drop another 1lb. So that is 13lbs in just under 6 weeks. Fingers crossed I can hit a stone next week!

I wasn’t overwhelmed when I lost 1lb but what did cheer me up was my measurements. In the run up to my wedding, the exact same thing happened, for about 4 weeks I didn’t lose any weight but my measurements were going down lots! This is what I have lost in just under 6 weeks:

Neck: -1cm
Chest: -4.5cm
Waist: -4cm
Hips: -5cm
Thigh (R): -1.5cm
Arm (R): -1cm*

That is a collective loss of 17cm across the board which I am pretty damn pleased with. Helps to motivate me through the weekend! I particularly enjoyed Monday’s Insanity when Sarah asked me if I had done my measurements yet because she walked in and though I was a newbie…booya!

*Disclaimer – remember these should be taken with a slight pinch of salt…healthy Himalayan pink rock salt obvs. It is impossible to make these completely accurate as I can’t be sure I am measuring in exactly the same spot each time.


Day 40: Shred Log

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Breakfast – Omelette

This morning I had the other half of the omelette I had for breakfast yesterday. They say you should eat breakfast 2 hours after waking up, but I have a work meeting today which means I will be out from 11.30 – 3.30 so I tried to have a late breakfast to avoid stomach rumbling, and then I can have a late lunch.

Lunch – Leftover courgetti

My late lunch consisted of the other half of the courgetti I made last night. It was only a wee portion but enough to fill me up as I don’t have exercise today…woop!

Dinner – Cajun pork medallion steaks, sweet potato wedges & guacamole

Another packet of meat selected form my Muscle Food freezer stash. I wasn’t really sure what to do with these so they have been in there a while. In the end I left them to marinade in a cajun rub that I got free from Muscle Food and then grilled them. We had it with sweet potato wedges and I made some homemade guacamole.

Drinks & snacks – Approx 3 litres water, Irn Bru sugar free

Exercise – 3 x 1 minute plank for Lent challenge


Today’s top tip – is to watch this video and try not to be motivated to get off your arse!

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