As well as giving you an easy-to-follow healthy eating plan Slimming World also encourage you to get off your backside and move. For the past 4 weeks I have been doing a minimum of 45 minutes per week (spread over at least 3 sessions) of activity that makes the pulse tick over faster. Most of it has been walking, and I can tell the difference in my stamina/distance levels, but some has been heavy-duty housework (moving furniture and hoovering can really bring on a good sweat).
Now I move on to the Silver Award. For that I have to do 6 x 15 minutes or 3 x 30 minutes per week for 4 consecutive weeks. Seeing as my walk to group and back is 10 minutes each way I shall now be changing my route to make it 2 x 15 minutes.
I also need to find some VERY gentle and friendly Zumba style DVDs. I’ve got one from the library that teaches you some basic moves and then leaves you to wiggle around to some music. I got a different one out yesterday that says it’s for beginners and intermediates. Believe me, it’s not for novices at all. The moves are way too fast and not repeated enough times to give you chance to work out what you’re supposed to be doing. That one’ll be heading back to the library later this week.
So far this week’s eating has been on-track. I haven’t blown my Syn limit, or even got that close to it. I’m hoping I can knock off those 2.5lbs this week.