Ritu’s Healthy Living – Week 3 #icandothis

Week 3 has been and gone…

It’s been a truly hectic week. I have not been for any formal exercise, except for one walk, when I decided to leave the car and walked the 1.5KM to my in-law’s house. Painting, and decorating, lifting furniture and building flat-packs have been my workouts instead!

And I have tried… oh have I tried… to eat as healthily as I could. But there have been more occasions than I would like to confess to where we have succumbed to takeaways. I have tried to choose the healthier options, but it’s not always possible. And where I have eaten healthily, the naughty snacks have crept in… Chocolate and biscuits… oops!


Here is a small selection of the meals I have eaten, breakfasts, lunches and dinners… They don’t look too bad, but they also don’t include the Egg and Bacon McMuffin we had on Sunday morning, or the Pizza with the kids, or the Chinese takeaway with the family…

I have found a few snacks though that are healthier alternatives… Lentil crisps (yes, really!) and 9Bars with a carob topping to satisfy the sweet tooth.

I thought maybe I need a proper kickstart to this whole weight loss thing. In town, there was a woman selling the Aloe Vera Detox Cleanse. I have heard a lot about it, so I went to have a chat. 9 days. A lot of Aloe Vera juice, other vitamins, a shake and calorie controlled meals, along with 30 minutes moderate exercise every day, and you are guaranteed to lose at least a dress size in that 9 days.

So, how much would this miracle cleanse cost? only…£100! I hid my cough and splutter, and said I’d think about it… Oh, and as a parting shock, she mentioned that the 30-day after care plan is only a mere £200! Maybe when I win the lottery, eh! I have dug out some old exercise DVDs to maybe try next week…

Instead, I have dug out some old exercise DVDs to maybe try next week…


Bollywood Burn! Sounds fun, eh! and the 10-minute workouts… who can’t spare 10 minutes?! I’ll let you know how I get on!

So, the thing is, did I actually lose any weight this past week?

I did, not a lot, but I did… 0.5lb! I am very proud of me! It’s been on average 1lb a week… I can cope with that!

And I was spurred on to do something physical tonight too, so 20 minutes on my exercise bike, and I now have pleasingly aching legs!

So, here’s to another week of trying to change my living habits, including more exercise and better eating!

Til next week, #healthyritu signing out!



22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Martin
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 18:09:57

    That Bollywood workout sounds much more fun that the aloe vera juice! You can do it your way Sis, keep going! 🙂



  2. jasmin
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 09:13:39

    thanks for sharing all this alternatives. good job.

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  3. Osyth
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 14:33:10

    Be kind to yourself … It takes time and you are bound to fall off the pony from time to time. Just put each stumble straight behind you and keep telling yourself, out loud that you are reaching your goal. Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare … Slow but sure wins the race 🐢

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  4. Erika Kind
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 07:34:34

    You are doing really good, Sis! You exchanged so many meals with healthier ones already so it has an effect for sure. It all (food, workout, discipline) only needs to get into a routine and then it all happens by itself.

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  5. makingtimeforme
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 01:50:00

    Keep up the good work ☺

    Liked by 1 person


  6. willowdot21
    Aug 23, 2016 @ 23:21:39

    Keep it up Ritu you are doing really well here is one of my favourite Bollywood cross over videos for you to dance along with!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Aug 23, 2016 @ 23:03:08

    You’re doing great, Ritu!! 😊

    Liked by 1 person


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