Clearly, I’m doing something right because this happened:
I’ve made even more small changes to my life, in order to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Not only did I start walking to the loo on the other side of the hospital that I work in, I have now started climbing the stairs to the loo on the third floor. I’ve been drinking an average of 3 litres of water per day, so this means lots of running up the stairs.
I’ve continued exercising on a daily basis – I have even embraced the fact that we live really close to the shops. On the weekend, we needed to buy a bag of cat food and some lunch and instead of driving, we walked to the shops.
I have recently found myself feeling extremely tired and lethargic in the mornings. Let’s face it, in order to be healthy, you need to get your sleeping patterns correct. My first alarm goes off at around 05:15AM (I use the Sleep Cycle app which wakes me up when I’m in my lightest phase of sleep which supposedly makes it easier to wake up, so the times range between 05:00-05:30AM). I then snooze until 05:35AM, when my second normal alarm goes off. I then lie in bed until 05:55AM or 06:00AM until I panic and rush to get out of the house by the latest at 06:20AM. I have decided to get my butt into gear, and stop this nonsense. So I now wake up when my first alarm goes off, and I give myself 5 minutes to catch up on social media before jumping up and making myself a delicious cup of coffee. Just doing this makes me feel much more alert and awake, as well as ready to face the day.
Side note: Big ups to Ross for buying me a Nespresso U for my birthday.
Other than that, I’ve still been eating well, and only choosing healthy foods. I’ve also still been craving sweets (luckily not a daily basis, though). I made myself a cup of rooibos over the weekend, and I put two sweeteners in because I was craving Fruit Pastilles. Believe it or not, it was too sweet! This coming from the girl who used to be able to easily put four or five sweeteners into a cup of tea!
The headaches have at least stopped – thank goodness for that.
Weirdly enough, I actually felt a bit disappointed that I had only lost 1kg this week – I was hoping for at least another 1.5kg loss but I know that’s not really feasible and I believe that 1kg a week is healthy and maintainable weight loss. Let’s just hope this streak keeps on going and that I don’t hit a plateau any time soon.
Week 3, Healthy Andy is ready for you!
Have a look at my Healthy Andy adventures from last week here!