The Body Project *Diary* 19/01/2015


Day 1; 19/01
Good start, as I had such a busy weekend I didn't get the chance to do any food shopping.
I lost out on a point by eating Coco Pops for brekkie (you get a point for avoiding all refined or processed carbs all day) but I picked up a Grab & Go (recommended lunch pick up for emergencies) from M&S for lunch and had a tasty piece of steak for dinner with a few potatoes & a mountain of veg.
I drank my 2 litres of water and achieved the BP goal of 4,000 steps (I actually smashed this target but taking over 19,000+ steps) I did a bit of shopping on route home so I could have some healthy snacks to chomp on.
I am not a big drinker and only have a tipple on special occasions so I got my point for being alcohol free all day.
Came home & plunged into my recommended 30 minute workout. Now it wasn't nearly as daunting as I'd imagined. The aim is to raise your heart but doing at least 3 x 30 minute sessions of cardiovascular exercise per week.  I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to keep up but it really eased me in gently and 10 minutes in I was sweating like a pig and my heart rate was definitely raised. The type of exercise was aerobic based movement so the steps were simple enough to follow. You are encouraged to set your own pace based on what you are comfortable with but you're aiming for 30 secs intense movement followed by 15 secs of active recovery. There were times when I was lagging and times when I was really going for it and I really do think it pushed me to better my ability each time. It was hard work not gonna lie, but totally worth it. 
I got another point by taking 10 minutes to just do NOTHING & meditate.
No night time snacking.
With all the steps and activity I did, I managed to burn a fair amount of calories today!!
I finished the day with 8 points.
*My thoughts on my progress*
Really positive and rearing to go...I think sticking to the meal plan provided by BP will be hard as I would need to consider the time it will take to prepare and potentially cook two meals each day. I will use their meal plan as inspiration and make my own meal plan that works for my family.  My main issue at home is portion size so I will need BP to guide me on quantities.
My GP wants me to keep a food diary and as Andy follows it too, I am also tracking my calories on the phone app; "My Fitness Pal"
Here's how I did today...

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