Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Hairy Dieting

I know it's been on before but has anyone been watching the Hairy Bikers dieting quest this last couple of nights??  I asked for the cook book for my birthday but have not got round to actually cooking anything from it although took it out only a few days ago.  And then, serendipitously, we spotted the shows repeating this week.

We have been quite gripped by it and certainly inspired by some of the recipes.  To be honest, their diet adaptations are quite similar to quite a lot of what I do already but they are more rigorous and don't "just" add a knob of butter due to lack of imagination.... 

Rich has been interested too - maybe because they are proper blokes and yet still gripped by the whole dieting bug.  And their results have been very impressive so far.  Who knows what it may lead to......

I have made a mental note to make at least 4 of their recipes so far - the spicy yoghurt marinaded roast chicken and roast veggies; the meat and potato pie, the low fat bacon and eggs brekkie (well, it's almost the same as my current brekkie) and the tuna nicoise wrap. (Actually 5 - I quite fancy their toasted crumpets with berries, yoghurt and honey but it doesn't really count as a recipe as such!!)

So - today, apart from watching the Hairy Dieters, I prepared a boned and stuffed pheasant for supper (Not too tricky but we didnt really take to it so it won't be repeated.)  I also did a mini-workout of 20 minutes on the trampette and 10 minutes of crunches, squats and press ups this morning.  On the basis of this I had totally talked myself out of going for that run I said I was going to be doing last night and was going to substitute this with a walk instead.

But then, I dropped round to Rich's work to drop him off his lunch (yes, I know - how 1950's can you get?) and he reminded me that I HAD said I was going to go for a run.  And this reminded me that I'd actually written it in my blog too and I wouldn't want to be lying to you lot.  He was laughing but it was sufficient to guilt me into to going out for the promised run!!  And a good 'un too.   I ran fairly briskly for 50 minutes of reasonably hilly, muddy paths in the rain.  The dogs were seriously unimpressed.  Minty was actually trying to stop dead in the street the little traitor! 

I can feel myself getting better at the running.  I'm keeping up a steadier pace and running further too.  There is hope for me yet.

I have also been thinking a LOT about the bootcamp concept.  I THINK I'm going to do it.....how bad can it be??

4 comments:

c macd said...

You are doing well to do the runs in the weather you describe: I'm a fair weather girl and am managing only short trots on the treadmill! Re DVDs, I agree that Davinas are good. I only have one but it was filmed continually through the workout with no cuts for hair or make up touch ups. I like that Davina looks like she is really doing it and with some effort. I also have a Tracey Anderson toning one which I would not recommend (no talking, just copy her) and her mantra is teeny tiny weights and millions of reps, to get a dancers body (no explanation how to grow taller or get thinner though). Surprisingly it is quite tough. Bootcamp: go for it. A new focus is always refreshing.

c macd said...

You are doing well to do the runs in the weather you describe: I'm a fair weather girl and am managing only short trots on the treadmill! Re DVDs, I agree that Davinas are good. I only have one but it was filmed continually through the workout with no cuts for hair or make up touch ups. I like that Davina looks like she is really doing it and with some effort. I also have a Tracey Anderson toning one which I would not recommend (no talking, just copy her) and her mantra is teeny tiny weights and millions of reps, to get a dancers body (no explanation how to grow taller or get thinner though). Surprisingly it is quite tough. Bootcamp: go for it. A new focus is always refreshing.

Peridot said...

I think it can be quite bad. But somehow I think you'll thrive on it!

Re Hairy Bikers - are they low fat? Would be more interested if low carb, natch.

Px

Love Cat said...

I am so impressed with you lady. Not only have you managed to get away with putting on practically no weight over the hols but you are still exercising. Amazing!

I think the boot camp idea is a great one. You are in a really good head space just now and I think this is just what you need.

Go for it! x