Thursday, 1 September 2011

12WBT: Preseason task 6- The kitchen makeover.

We are certainly cracking through these preseason tasks! Number six was given today- The kitchen makeover! There is only two more tasks before kick off!!

The idea for task six is, you open your pantry and fridge and throw out any food that is keeping you from your healthy life goals and then go shopping and stock up on healthy basics (there is another shopping list for perishables and extras given at the beginning of each week). So I went into my kitchen, stood in front of my pantry all ready to clear it out, only to realise that there was actually only a couple of packets of wizz-fizz that my mum gave Molly and that was all. What an anti-climax! A good anti-climax, but one none the less. 

Oh well.. next!! I wrote a shopping list based on the recommendations given by Michelle Bridges, grabbed my shopping bags and zipped over to the new space-age Coles in Flemington (seriously good supermarket!). Richie happily sat in the baby trolley while I loaded it up with meat, good quality bread, eggs, veggies, herbs, fruit, yoghurt and several other yummy goodies. The thought went through my mind that this is actually how my trolley usually looks coming out of the supermarket after a normal shop. It's the after dinner supermarket runs for desserts and snacks (which are eaten straight away- hence the healthily stocked pantry), and the "treats" eaten out that have been preventing me from reaching my goals.

So I'm all set! The husbo is on board and is keen to drop a few kilos himself. Today I asked that if he wants food other than what is on the plan for me, that he put it somewhere else in the house where I can't find it (aka. hide it!). My willpower muscle will get stronger with use but right now, the 4pm munchies are often overwhelming and I end up scavenging around in the kitchen for something salty or sweet (often after a sleepless night with baby). So if it's not in the house, I'm safe!  John said he probably wont have any junk either as he wants to feel healthier anyway.

I remembered that my gym membership also gives me access to another (much better) gym a little bit further away. It's further but has so many more classes and I get 10 free passes. After they are used up I can get another 10 for $33. I have decided to do RPM and Fitness Fusion (a varied resistance class) back to back for my super Saturday workout. I predict I will burn around 1200cals doing both of these! This morning I did RPM and burnt 569cals which gave me a little boost and kept me on the straight and narrow with my food for the rest of the day.

So I am hoping all you other 12WBTers out there are having a smashing preseason. Please say hi if you pop in and read my blog. I'll be sure to come visit yours!


ms.H said...

Hey love,

Just thought I would pop in and say that I think you are reading the Spring Timetable for the Fitness Fusion class. That timetable doesn't get implemented until the 5th, and as far as I can tell it's a newly introduced class so isn't on the current timetable. Might have to wait until next weekend.

At any rate, will probably see you in the 8.30 RPM (unless I sleep in...)!

If I make it I might even do 9.30 Body Balance. First time. Scared. :S

~Whirlsie~ said...

Hi :) Just got ur comment on my blog :)

I haven't cleaned out my pantry/fridge /yet/ as I am waiting for my partner to get back so that we can do it together. I think i will also tell him to hide what food he wants that is off plan. I am also lucky in that he is supportive of me :)

Anonymous said...

Junk never makes it to my pantry either...
it always gets eaten well before it gets there!

Looking forward to it all kicking off on the 12th

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