After university I spent a year at Shearim College of Jewish Studies for Women, in Jerusalem expanding my Jewish knowledge and study skills as I didn’t grow up religious and had a lot to learn.
Rebbetzin Holly Pavlov is the founder and director of Shearim and every year she travels to the UK recruiting and fundraising. I was fortunate to attend a shiur (class) she gave yesterday and then speak with her afterwards. I’d like to share with you a little bit of what she spoke about which I think I’d relevant to weight loss and generally making changes in one’s life. Any errors are mine.
It’s not all or nothing
Sometimes we think that if we can’t do an enormous task, and do it perfectly, then it isn’t worth doing a small one. That’s simply not true. So I can’t do an hour of zumba and an hour of weight training each day, plan my meals a month in advance and get into bed on time each night. But I can do some movement as often as possible, try and think about the meal or snack happening right now, or have one less piece of whatever.
Take those opportunities to do something towards your goal, no matter how small.
So I might have had a really healthy meal and then eaten biscuits. But the biscuits don’t cancel out the fact that I ate the healthy meal, or did some exercise. Even if the calories cancel each other out, what I did was still valuable and worthwhile and still moves me towards my goal.
Today I stayed in my calories (1396kcal) and even started the day with 15 minutes of exercise
Breakfast – porridge with almond milk and blueberries
Lunch – salmon cakes with kohlrabi in a little butter,
Half a banana (Y’s rejects)
3 air crackers
Kid’s supper time – a meatball, half to a whole veggie burger
Supper – purreed cauliflower, 4 meatballs, ketchup