Jelly Belly To Yummy Mummy #14

Hello and welcome back for Jelly Belly To Yummy Mummy.

This week has been…well I don’t know how I would describe this week it’s been good and bad really, I managed to fit in a couple of work outs…More on this later. Food well that has been hit and miss as this weekend was the hubs birthday so we currently have baked goods to eat (Nom Nom) and he has been sharing some of his chocolate with me too. Again More on this later.

Here are the Figures for last week and this week:-

Last Week’s weight:- 11 st 13 lbs

Last week’s measurements:-

Thighs:- 23 Inches

Hips:- 42 Inches

Waist:- 34 Inches

Arms:- 13 Inches

Current weight:- 11 st 13 lbs

Current measurements:-

Thighs:- 22 Inches

Hips:- 42 Inches

Waist:- 33 Inches

Arms:- 12 Inches

As you can see while the weight has remained the same I have had an inch loss across the board with the exception of my hips…But let’s face it you can’t shrink bone lol.

In all I am really pleased with this, ok the weight hasn’t changed but I’m glad I haven’t gained especially after all the birthdays treats we had this weekend. With the Inch loss I’m really pleased that I got this result after just 2 30 day shred sessions.

So workouts, you may remember me saying last week that I was wanting to build up my leg muscles with biking and strength training ( you can read it here). Well I haven’t got out on the bike because well it’s been cold, wet and dark and to put it frankly and I haven’t wanted to leave the warmth of my bed.

I did however get my strength training in, not as much as I wanted but it’s an improvement and I really enjoyed getting hot and sweaty. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I may just forego the biking for now and just do the strength training.

Friday morning post workout and dripping with sweat

The strength training I have been doing is as mentioned earlier is the 30 Day shred by Jillian Michaels. It’s roughly 20 minute’s with a warm up and cool down and has 3 circuits. Each circuit consist’s of 3 minute’s of strength training, 2 minute’s of cardio and a minute of abs. There a 3 levels to the dvd….I am on level 1! Now the theory with this dvd is that you do it every day for 30 days and you do 10 days of each level. I’m realistic, I’ve done this before and managed 15 days in a row and that was before I had a toddler. My aim is to achieve 3-4 days a week. Next week will be tricky because I start a new job after being off for over a year and a half. I will be doing part-time hours in the evening but next week I have to do full-time hours in the day for training, so my workouts will either have to be done stupid early which knowing me won’t happen or in the evening assuming I’m not completely shattered.

After next week when I start my actual normal hours the evening’s will be a no go for working out which mean’s I will have to get up in the morning to do it. However it will not be the end of the world if I miss a work out or two as I will be walking to and from work and it is about 15 minute’s each way, so I’ll get plenty of cardio.

Now let’s talk food…..we’ll start with the bad…This weekend has been a disaster on the food front. Friday night was a fry up, Saturday we had to go to Ikea as we are moving Logan out of his cot and into a toddler bed and swapping his and his sister’s bedrooms over. There will be a separate post of this in a few weeks.

Anyway at Ikea we had the LARGE portion of their meatballs ( you just have to ok) followed by a cheesecake. Then after Ikea we went to the local shopping centre and went to John Lewis for tea and cake as I had a voucher for a free drink and cake so we only had to pay for one. ( we did this as a birthday treat as we don’t buy each other birthday cakes) Saturday night I don’t remember what we had my mind is a complete blank. Sunday was Matt’s birthday so we had Sunday dinner followed by a chocolate cake that had been made for him, in the morning we had an apple pastry thing shaped like a flower/rose again these were made for Matt. In the evening we had a bit of Matt’s birthday chocolate followed by popcorn while watching a movie. Both bought for Matt’s birthday. An today….We had chocolate cake after our dinner which was sausages, chips and beans. So there’s the bad… not sure bad is strong enough.

On the plus side the rest of the week we have been good having healthy meals. I can’t remember them all but they have been good and portion controlled. I have again this week been sticking to not having bread on the whole however as we were out and about today we bought a meal deal each from M&S so had bread in the form of a wrap.

I definitely think that cutting the bread out has made a big difference. One thing I have thought of trying is rye bread but I don’t know anyone who has tried it before. If you’ve had it or are having it, what are your thought’s on it? it is nice? would you recommend it? etc. I’d be interested to know.

I’m going to end it here…

So as alway’s thanks for reading and until next time.



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  1. Morgan Prince says:

    I think it’s a good idea to track not only your weight but your measurements too, especially if you’re training like you. It can be demoralising when you don’t lose weight and at least that way you can see you’re still making progress despite not losing weight. Good luck, keep it going. 🙂

  2. Sim @ Sims Life says:

    The fact you maintained despite having to deal with birthday goodies is amazing chick! Measurements are always a good indicator of how well you are doing – the scales aren’t always right! Thank you so much for commenting on #WeightLossWednesday and hope you can join in this week! Sim xx

    1. Sam says:

      Thank you. Yeah I’m kinda trying to focus more on the measurements than the weight as I know muscles weigh more than fat. Our scales are crazy I can get 3 different readings depending where the scales are in the bathroom and only has to be like an inch different for weight to change lol.

  3. Hannah Budding Smiles says:

    Birthdays are for celebrating! A healthy lifestyle isn’t about sacrificing everything you enjoy, so having an indulgent week just means having a better one the next week 🙂 It’s great that you’ve enjoyed your strength training too, well done! Thanks for linking with #BloggingToJogging xx

    1. Sam says:

      Thanks, Yeah I do enjoy doing it or enjoy after I have done it most of the time it takes effort to do it as I know it’s going to be hard work.

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