In week two, I'm keeping things simple. First of all - here's a refresher on the basics;
- spending a few minutes at the start or end of each day doing some sun salutations
- taking stairs whenever possible
- cycling or walking whenever possible
- eating smaller portions slowly and drinking more water
- finding 10 minutes to half an hour for exercise a couple of times a week.
Keep the exercise going. Tell me about your exercise plans for the week. How are you improving your general activity and what time are you devoting to exercise this week? Posting a photo or self portrait of some aspect of your activity would be great. This is all about inspiring you to keep going. I've bought myself a pedometer - just like CC! This will keep me interested in my activity levels for the next week at least.
Do not eat your children's food. Don't pinch their crisps, chips, dip or fromage frais. Don't finish the food they don't want to eat. Don't drink their milk. Do not eat their chocolate, sweets, candy or lollies. Eat with them by all means. Just don't eat for two. Even pregnant women aren't supposed to eat for two. I really struggle with this - sometimes it seems that Ellie has all the fun food.
Talking of pregnant women... was there anything in your pregnancy diet that would be a good thing in your current diet? More vegetables, more fruit? How about drinking orange juice with meals to improve your iron intake (and avoid alcohol)? Did you give up soft cheeses, yummy pate or shellfish. Consider re-adopting one pregnancy food tip - this is about getting you to think about your options more carefully and choosing well-balanced food.
Stay strangely-inspired, there's a world out there of lush clothes to fit into.