Me at my slimmest.
I've been reluctant to talk about my efforts this time around, in terms of my blog and more specifically Youtube. Last time around I vlogged and blogged about my ups and downs, which although I helped a lot of people in the process, it became a case that if I messed up I felt like I was letting everybody down, and thats one of the worst things you can do when you're on a health and fitness journey. You have to want to do it for you, and nobody else. So I made the decision that this time around although I would still update about how I was getting on, it would be nowhere near as intense as the first time around.
So I've started to lose the weight again and I'm feeling great, but one of the things I'm guilty of is losing a chunk then losing the plot. So what do I do to overcome that? I just keep on going and take one day at a time. I concentrate on eating healthily most of the time, and increasing the amount of exercise I do. One of the key things that has had a huge effect on my efforts is investing in a treadmill. It allows me to hop on and do a 20 minute power walk whenever I fancy, instead of braving the Arctic weather conditions to run outside or attempt to make it to the gym. I'm slowly working up to my first fitness goal of jogging for 30 minutes straight. Then I'm going to look at signing up for some kind of race next year. The thing here to note is that a couple of weeks ago I could only run for 1 minute, and today I jogged for 10 minutes continuously. You have to keep your eyes on the prize at all times. If you're wanting to lose weight, or get fit, you have to know why you want to do it, and keep that at the front of your mind. For me, its that I want to feel better in myself, be fitter, and be able to wear the clothes I want to wear. I want to be able wear shorts with bare legs without feeling like I want to kill myself, and my ultimate goal is to fit into a pair of skinny jeans and absolutely rock them, not feel like a fat girl wearing a slim girls clothes.
And how do I do it? How do I keep going? I take one day at a time. Some days I'll have eat everything in sight (and love every mouthful) but the next day I'll reign it back in and watch what I eat. I think its important to actually enjoy life, and not be a slave to the gym which believe me I have been there in the past. Everything in moderation, including moderation as the famous Oscar Wilde quote says. As it currently stands my exercise routine consists of the treadmill and various strength exercises I do at home, and in terms of diet, I'm following the Weightwatchers plan and using the new app on my iphone. I'll keep you all updated along the way, lots of people have asked me to do a post about the new Weightwatchers plan, which I will write and upload this week so keep your eyes peeled for that. Let it never be said that you can't be the person you want to be. Because believe me when I say that you can. xxx