I have actually learnt a few little things today which makes me feel great. From going to no exercise to lots of exercise my body is definitely feeling the strain but when I when I was cycling earlier I was aiming for a kilometre. I figured it sounded like a nice easy figure to target. But half way my hip started to really hurt and instead of listening to my body I went on and did the kilometre anyway. Stupidly. 'Cause my hip hurt for hours afterwards... I realised that just like my food intake, exercise needs moderation. I felt much more comfy doing the half kilometre all week and should have continued with that much longer til I felt ready for more. So now I will do it in stages, so yes half a kilometre at a time doesn't sound like a lot but it DOES feel like it and I have to respect that.
When I was eating dinner tonight something my mam mentioned before about something she saw on the Paul McKenna show (hes the hypnotherapist guy) made me think. He suggests that after every mouthful of food you put down both your knife and fork on the table and only pick them up when your mouthful of food is completely swallowed. I did it for the entirety of meal. I realised several things:
one. before I started doing it I always had my next mouthful perched on my fork before I'd finished chewing. Guaranteeing that I would eat it even if I was full.
two. It made me chew properly and think about how automatic it is to just shovel in food.
three. I was full before I even realised and that allowing that small amount of time between bites made a difference.
four. I actually left something utterly delicious on my plate and had no desire to scoff it down because it would be wasted.
Also I realised that because I have started my weightloss journey my family should start theirs. I think this week I have been too pushy and overly rude about it. I guess they will start their journey when they are ready and not when I bully them into it. All I know is that they will definitely benefit from it like I am and right now I like how I am going along. It has sooooo many benefits.