There is about 10kg and well over 31mm of fat between these two pics, the left is pretty much the height of my yo yo dieting and the right is my favourite progress pic to date. I like to remind myself why I am eating clean, where I have come from and how much further I'd like to go.
So if you are planning a big overhaul of your diet/exercise for 2009 I would encourage you to take some progress shots! Its a little embarrassing sharing them but you'll be glad you did, and sometimes it feels good to show off your hard work! :)
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day were great- three days spent with family without a care in the world. I really enjoyed the fresh meats (chicken, ham, turkey pork and prawns) desserts (trifle, cheesecake) and even a couple of drinks guilt free but am so ready to eat clean again! Ali and I are taking this week off the gym so Im straight back into sticking to my meal plan strictly. My meals did taste just a little bland at first but my taste for clean food came back quickly and my tummy is thanking me for it too- just waiting for the abs to reemerge now, lol!
As I've mentioned before, I really work hard with my food prep to make sure I enjoy my meals- much easier to stick to the plan that way and having more time on the holidays makes this so much easier. Im really enjoying having yoghurt/fruit back on the plan now especially, on these hot afternoons! I like to freeze my natural yoghurt mixed with protein powder and fruit and serve with some low joule jelly. The combo in the pic is chocolate protein powder with blueberries and some low joule choc topping but my favourite so far is vanilla protein with raspberries (more like icecream).
Meanwhile, its so weird not to have to go to work or the gym! After a fairly lazy first week off, we 'de-Christmased' the house and gave it a good clean. Now I've run out of things to clean and its time for a good sit... haha. We are still working out how to spend New Years Eve- what are you guys up to?