Thursday 17th January 2019 is Women’s Healthy Weight Day. Yes, apparently this is a thing! Why are we all so obsessed with how we look? Should we really be blaming the media, when cases of anorexia and bulimia can be dated back to the 15th Century and perhaps beyond?
When Jordy the owner of Ultra Sculpt on in Cardiff approached me, I was thrilled to give the Lip Plumping procedure a try. As I have gotten older, I have noticed fine lines appear around my lips. If I want to wear a red or a darker colour I do need to wear a lip liner, whereas in my twenties this was not an issue.
At the beginning of June I embarked on two challenges to look after my nutrition and boost my weight loss before heading on holiday.
The first was a Herbalife 21 Day Challenges where I replaced my breakfast with a healthy shake. I attend breakfast networking meetings a few times week for my day job so sometimes I replaced my lunch with the shake instead. As well as the shake, it was encouraged to have 4 small healthy meals or snacks throughout the day. I am not much of a snacker, and with busy schedule I could not commit to this. Alongside my shake, I did have 2 healthy meals everyday. Wherever possible, I cook from scratch as I hate ping meals and processed food. One evening I made a salmon and sweet potato fish cake and served it with salad and cous cous. Other meals enjoyed were bolognese with butternut squash spaghetti, and chicken fajitas (just without the wraps and guacamole).
Is it really that hard to stay on track? Do we put too much pressure on ourselves?
At the beginning of the month, I explained my June Challenges. One was that for one meal a day, usually breakfast, I would replace it with a Herbalife shake, and that I would run 25 miles or more in the month. I was really enthusiastic about starting and felt really positive about the experience, so why over the last 5 days or so have I found it so hard?