What a lovely day – and it isn’t even 8 am yet!
It’s Monday and I’m not at work. I’ve taken a day off to be with my son. We don’t get enough annual leave to take all the school holidays off, so for half term we settled for a long weekend.
Its a great feeling, to wake up on a Monday, without the alarm clock and to not have to worry about getting up.
Stre e e tch! Wait a minute! My back doesn’t hurt! Gets out of bed, makes a cup of tea. Bends down to get milk out of the fridge, no problem. What did I do right? Need to think about that.
Gets back into bed with tea to read ‘slow burn’ . I’m on chapter 20. Waist to hip ratios. Less than 0.8 and I’m successfully fat burning. Greater than 0.8 and I’m still sugar dependant. I haven’t taken any hip or waist measurements for months, but I know that I’m not dependant on sugar like I used to be.
I look on ‘my fitness pal’ where I have been recording my weight and body fat on a daily basis for the last 3 years with occasional hip and waist measurement.
Over the last 3 months I haven’t lost any weight, but in the same time my body fat percentage has dropped from 27.1 to 25.5. And my waist to hip ratio? 0.82 3 months ago, and I appear to have lost 2 inches from my hips and 3.5 inches off my waist giving me a new ratio of 0.79 .
So there you go! If you want to lose fat and build muscle, cut out refined sugar, eat fewer carbs and take regular, more gentle, aerobic exercise – or at least that’s what has worked for me🙂 And bear in mind, that for me this has meant a lot of walking in my runs to stay aerobic.
Time for a day out now!
Wishing you all a happy Monday too😘