Feeling hot hot hot

At the moment there’s a heatwave going on in my country (Belgium) and today the temperature got above 35°C. I’m so exhausted. I haven’t slept well the last 3 days because I’ve been too warm at night then I end up falling asleep from the heat during the early afternoon.

Inside my apartment it’s 28°C so instead of doing FitStar, as usual, I have been going for an early morning bike ride. I’ve found that if I go out between 9 am and 11 am then it’s cool enough to cycle and I get a nice breeze from cycling to cool me down. I’ve also been drinking plenty of water. The aloe vera drink from Herbalife really helps me drink more water as I tend to not like the taste of plain water.

Weekly update: W2

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been using FitStar as much. I’ve got a lot of pain in my left heel at the moment so I went to the doctor and he’s diagnosed me with a heel spur. I have to rest my foot and take some anti-inflammatory medicines for the next week. I’m going to have to find some other sport to do. The heel spur has to do with my weight issues. That’s why I really want to shed kilos with Herbalife.

The strange thing I’ve noticed about building muscle is that I’ve put on weight yet lost centimetres around my waist.

  • Bust – 1
  • Tummy -1
  • Hips -0
  • Thighs – 1
  • Arms -1

The change isn’t as drastic as the first week but I’m still pleased. Every little step counts.

My mixer broke this week. I had one of the magic bullet mixers and the inner plastic ring seal came loose and got caught in the blades which caused strain on the motor and now it’s busted.

It’s also really hot this week, over 33°C, which leaves me feeling really irritable. I’ve taken to eating frozen fruit at the moment to cool me down.

I’ve also noticed that I feel so tired after eating bread. I decided to forgo my shake at the weekend and eat a sandwich and withing half an hour I was so tired I fell asleep on the sofa for an hour. It’s not the first time this has happened even before I started on my shakes. I think there must be something in bread that I can’t deal with. I don’t seem to have problems with rice or any other grains. From now on I’m sticking to shakes in the afternoon.

Other than that I’m feeling fantastic.

 

Salad

Today I decided to have a salad for lunch. The recipe is as follows:

  • soybeans
  • peeled and cooked prawns
  • grated yellow carrot
  • iceberg lettuce
  • romaine lettuce
  • radicchio
  • a tablespoon of tzatziki

It’s colourful and delicious.

Update: I noticed that where I didn’t have my afternoon shake, I felt rather sluggish this evening.