I recently mentioned in a post that I want to start eating healthy and I desperately need to lose weight. I think things have come to the point that I have no more trousers to wear because they don’t fit me anymore. It is really disappointing and I am getting so frustrated about it. I keep telling myself that I need to get back on track with healthy habits and be fit again. But I keep failing and it is just killing me because I’m not a failure and I must do something ASAP.
This will probably sound silly to you but in the past couple of months we had 2 mirrors in our home broken by my little monkeys. So it is not just that I am feeling that I must be having 7 years of bad luck x 2! (Not sure if you are superstitious or not but silly as it sounds sometimes I am!) but also that I’m left at home with no mirrors to look at myself so now I have no clue how I look! This is really affecting me because I can’t track myself if I can’t even see myself in the mirror!
Today I went shopping because I needed bigger trousers so I can survive for a few months until I can fit back into my usual trousers. I went to H&M and tried their whole range of jeans and OMG they were all awful on me! I looked at myself in the mirror of the dressing room and I was in shock at seeing myself that big. This is the first time that I have properly seen myself since my mirrors were broken and I must admit that I am scared. If you have not met me before, you won’t know that I am short so gaining weight wouldn’t help as I would look huge plus I really have a proper latin shape (the pear shape) so all the curves are from my waist down. It is just so hard to find the perfect pair of trousers. I actually think it is a nice body shape but if you don’t know how to keep it, then it could be a disaster for you.
I was a healthy size 10 here
When I was living in Peru I never used to gain weight that much. I was healthy and fit. I used to go to the gym sometimes even twice a day. I got obsessed with spinning and loved the idea of losing so many calories exercising like that. I guess also living in a country where the summer really comes when it is supposed to come and you live near the beach means that you take even more care of yourself as you don’t want to not be able to fit in your bikini anymore. So since I moved to the UK this has been a struggle as I have hardly had a proper summer. You never know here what the weather is going to be like. The first years that I was in the UK, I used to travel to Peru once a year during the summer (winter time in the UK) so I was able to keep enjoying the summer in a way. But since having my daughter’s things are not the same and we can’t travel that often to Peru, so we have missed that extra enjoyment of summer and I really miss it!
Anyway, the reason I’m telling you all of this is because I’m now determined to do something about it and to try to beat the horrible feeling that I have at the moment. I don’t want to feel like this anymore and I want to change it. One of the first things that I have been doing as part of making an effort to walk more and drive less is to eat a healthy meal every day. I have recently been introduced to Fit Kitchen which is a healthy meal choice developed by nutritionist Sharmain Davis and Professional MasterChef winner Ash Mair.
Fit Kitchen has created a range of delicious readymade meals, fulfilling the growing consumer demand for intrinsically healthy, convenient products. The team has created a range ‘truly’ healthy with Fit Kitchen; rather than just a calorie deficit and bland tasting meal with no nutritional values.
Kung Pao Chicken with Zesty Sauce
Middle Eastern Chicken
Pad Thai Chicken with Zesty Sauce
The initial range consists of four modern cuisines, all high in protein, vitamin and fibre content, but remain low in calories (under 300 calories) and saturated fat. Each meal also contributes to three of your five a day. There are 4 different meals available at the moment: Kung Pao Chicken with Zesty Sauce, Malaysian Chicken, Middle Eastern Chicken and Pad Thai Chicken with Zesty Sauce.
Each meal comes in a microwavable container, there’s some pre-cooked pieces of chicken, a mix of fresh vegetables and a sachet containing a unique sauce. You need to open the sachet and pour it all over the meal. You put the lid back leaving enough room to let the steam come out and then you just need to put it in the microwave for 4 minutes and voila it is ready. It is quick and easy.
I was a little bit worried about trying these flavours as I’m not very good with spicy food but I was surprised to find out that they were not spicy at all. They had a lot of flavours. My favourite from all of them was the Malaysian meal. It was really good. It was nice to see different flavours with an oriental influence in the market. It is for sure a different alternative and I’m sure one that you will love it.
Fit Kitchen at Sainsbury’s
Fit Kitchen is available in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose within their chilled section and cost £3.80 per meal. Next time you are in one of these supermarkets go and give them a try. If you do, please let me know what you think! 🙂
Are you trying to eat healthily? What do you do to keep healthy and fit? Have you heard of Fit Kitchen before? Do you like oriental flavours?
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