Feeling blue today as my monthly cycled kicked in last friday, feeling very tired and exhausted..made a smoothie today to try and uplift my mood and energy...

Madeleine if I cant do exercises this week do I have to start wk2 exercises from next week?

anyone else spending most of their free time in the kitchen after work?.... finding it quite time consuming.... wish I didnt work full time sometimes...

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Susan McGarrigle
almost 4 years

I'm with you awaken my spirit. Thinking I need a night off from cooking. Breakfast and lunch sorted for tomorrow. I'm thinking advocado on toast or omelettes for tea....

g-Low B
almost 4 years

Yay!! Glad you got out quick!! 😀

Awaken My Spirit
almost 4 years

glow b totally understand... I will try and work it out so I have some free time..

tonight I had the sunday menu dinner and finally I got out of the kitchen very fast for a change... 😊

g-Low B
almost 4 years

I work full time as well and I have made the decision that I am only making quick meals from the plans mid week. I have lost 7lb in the last 2 weeks so something I am doing is right. I'm not having time to do the exercises either so I have just ramped up my dog walking to keep everyone happy! I had the salmon from week 3 tonight and it was absolutely gorgeous! It took 15 minutes to cook plus 5 minutes prep and I know that I will have that meal again and again!
I think that we have to make it work for us because yes, we are all worth the effort but my kids need to see me out of the kitchen too! 😳 especially as I am not normally the cook in our house!! It's turned into a culture shock all round! 😂

Awaken My Spirit
almost 4 years

thank you ladies 😘I am sure once monthly is over my energy will pick up again..

as some of you have said it is investment of time... 👍🙋

Emma jane
almost 4 years

I know exactly what you mean but I think it's due to trying to follow the recipes to the letter. We will all get quicker and more organised as the weeks go on xxx

Frances Newton
almost 4 years

Oh yes I agree it is time consuming, especially if you're not used to these foods, but it is so worth it!!! But I've found it does get easier as time goes on, particularly if you've always got the basic store cupboard ingredients to hand❤️

alliepants1
almost 4 years

After a long day of taking care of other people, (I'm a nurse) it's actually quite refreshing to actually take care of myself for a change. That sort of motivates me to cook a proper meal instead of eating cheese and crackers 😃not that there is anything wrong with cheese and crackers 😋

Awaken My Spirit
almost 4 years

thank you ladies for all your support,much appreciated...💐 and yes we are worth it.. 👍☺

I do agree its time consuming now however it will benefit us all in the long run...

good idea about making bigget pots of meals...will try that and also cooking more during the weekend to make up for time int the week.. will try that..

jay-lincs
almost 4 years

Very time consuming!! I tell myself I'm worth it though. I'm also having to mix the evening meals up a bit as I have a fussy husband and child so a lot of the meals are done in a different format for them and me.
I'm trying to make really big batches this week if I can, so I used a kg of beef and froze a load of stew and I will make a big aubergine curry this week and freeze that. I'm also making a batch of soup from the book and having it for some of the lunches as I'm not always wanting the left overs.
I think it's about making it work for a busy lifestyle 😊

estee
almost 4 years

Hey. I know what you mean about time consuming. I think on Sunday's I will try and cook a few of the meals so less cooking during the week. Once we have done the 8 weeks we can then make our own weekly meal plans and pick out quicker recipes for nights we have less time. I'm thinking of the time as invested! And trying to cook "mindfully" so kitchen time isn't wasted! X

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Hope this helped 💚
I wish I didn't work full time either. I work in accounts and would love to set up on my own doing bookkeeping so I can get a good work life balance xx