I walked in to a green grocer shop the other day and the lovely sales assistant saw me struggling with my pram and asked me what I was after. As I uttered kale and goji berries I wondered what she thought of me. 28 by Sam Wood uses all of the hip, health store produce that I would previously buy and leave to date in my cupboard.
Today I used red kidney beans and no added sugar in cacao bean muffins. I wasn’t too excited by them but thought hey! give it a shot. They are actually quite nice and without the usual load of sugar in my diet I’m finding my taste buds are being satisfied by a wider variety of foods. The honey worked.
The exercise is picking up and I’ve been able to follow the food list. Having the shopping sorted has made a huge difference and with time I am getting used to the website and plan.
The stress is dissipating and I am 100% sure it is due to the exercise I have done. With exercise comes the endorphins and motivation. It even affects my parenting, I have found myself wanting to do more things with the girls. Walking to the shops, going to the park and making playdough. Such simple things but when you are overweight and stuck in a negative headspace the easiest things can seem like absolute mountains. I’m learning that not only does my activity encourage Matisse to be active but it helps our relationship as she loves nothing more than doing things with me and having my attention. Positivity all round and we are having fun together.