Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January 2017 update

January is finally over …. Anyone else feel like the month was endless!




So it’s over and now that everyone has been paid, the holidays are being booked, plans for dinner & drinks are being made and people are falling off the wagon and deciding to eat out for lunch once again!!!

The month of everyone being “ broke and in the same boat” is over, on the plus side it might mean that there will be spaces available in exercise classes once again (Does anyone ever get off the waiting list? I know I never have!) And there’ll be room to move / breath in the gym… Hurrah…





This month, I’ve had 4 weigh in’s, 12 x 30 minute PT’s, a few walks and the scales are moving downwards… 

I’ve also had withdrawals, headaches, dizzy spells, bad moods, constipation, body ache, the shakes and I was walking around like John Wayne… but no one said that this was all going to be sunshine and lollipops





What I ‘ve learned this month
·         I get better results when I food prep in advance
·         I need to plan ahead and stay organised
·         A positive attitude is key
·         Once I believed in myself, I worked a little harder and reaped the rewards
·         I can do this, once I stay focused


WHAT THE SCALES SAID THIS MONTH

2017
KGS
UP/DOWN / LBS
WEEK 1
START 
START
WEEK 2
-2
-4.4
WEEK 3
-1.5
-3
WEEK 4
 0
 0



I’m going mad that I didn’t take my measurements on 1st January!! But I plan to take them today and go from there…







February is my “try on all the white dresses” month.. so if standing in front of a stranger in my undies  isn’t motivation to keep going , then I don’t know what will be…

Week 4 weigh in I missed my goal of losing 3lbs (that’s my aim for every week..)  So instead of being down 9lbs this month, I am down 7lbs  (still delighted with that..)

So I will work hard in the next few weeks, so make sure I hit my mini goal every week


Anybody else out there in the Wedding Planning bubble / on the wedding dress hunt?





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Friday, 6 January 2017

1st weigh in of the New Year 2017




Happy New Year! 


So I went back to the gym on Tuesday to face the scales and chat about the coming year, my aims and goals etc...


Its scary that I was “careful & aware” with what I was eating and still had a gain of 6lbs, that was over 2 weeks and to be honest I enjoyed everything I ate and all the exercise I didn’t do, I was a lazy mare and took the time to just chill out and relax.. 
So the scales didn’t upset me, its life, I’ve had bigger gains in previous years which have rolled into the latter months, this time its stopping because Christmas is OVER…




I have found this week tough in every way, my sleeping pattern is all out of sync, work has been busy but the days endless, I had 2 personal training sessions and I found that I was tired after 5 minutes and I have been hungry in the evenings! So I haven’t been too tough on myself this week, I know what I have to do and I am prepared to work towards it, but this week, I’ve just been taking it one day at a time and doing what I’ve had too to get through the day. I will be stricter (and more organised) in the coming weeks





So my plan….. I’ve signed up for a new 10 week programme
I will be doing 3 x 30 minute personal training sessions per week,  weigh in will be Monday evenings and I will be eating as clean as I possibly can ( this for me means cooking from scratch and getting plenty of green veg into me)  3 liters of water and 3 cups of tea per day


So this isn’t a “new year, new me” type of a post.. nor is it full of new year resolutions….

My goal remains the same… loose the weight, feel comfortable in my skin and look AMAZING in my wedding dress


Which I need to buy soon!! Eeeeeeeeeeekkkkk


But in the next 10 weeks I will aim to loose 3lbs per week   

I might even blog weekly updates, to keep me accountable.. but I do post everything I eat daily on Instagram & snapchat  (links below)






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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Year End 2016 update



I can’t believe 2016 is almost over, I’m not sorry to see the back of it to be honest, it hasn’t been a great year for me

As ye know I started the year back with Slimming World and feeling very determined, but as the months went by, it was clear that it wasn’t working for me!!
I know loads of people that have lost stones with slimming world and I am by no means bad mouthing it, unfortunately it just wasn’t for me..

It saw me through the bumpy years and made sure that I kept an eye on the scales but it didn’t give me the success and losses that I’m striving for.. (which is my own fault really)





So in July I decided to start going to Personal Training sessions twice a week along with my usual Spinning class… This was a BIG shock to my system and I’d forgotten how rewarding it was to make your body work for you… yes I was achy but the difference it made to my mood, body shape and over all confidence was fab…

So in September I upped my sessions to 3 x 30 mins personal training sessions per week plus a class.. I had injured my calve in Sep, so Spinning was no longer an option. I did find it tough to commit to 4 nights a week in the gym (and I was doing a night course at the time also)

I found that I was constantly cranky, achy and tired and couldn’t seem to get passed it, then the weather changed and it felt like I was getting sick every other week; on top of everything else!! But I kept going and my days became a blur of work, dinner, gym, shower, bed!!


Yes it a cop out and a hell of a lot of excuses thrown in, but I don’t have to answer to anyone but myself for this!! I can’t change how I felt or how I reacted to the constant tiredness throughout the last few months….
All I know is that it happened, and I had to do what was right for me to get me though each day…. but I’m still here, I have my health and plans for myself going forward and I’m feeling positive



2016
loss
gain
Jan
7

Feb

1
Mar

5
April
6

May

5
June
4

July
3.5

Aug
10

Sep

4
Oct

1
Nov
5

Dec

2

35.5
18
Total Loss
17.5 lbs



Its safe to say, the last couple of months have been a bit of a roller coaster for me,  I trained 4 times a week most weeks, but my food was very hit or miss.. so that has of course affected  inch loss and weight loss!!

However I don’t regret the training and I am definitely stronger and a little fitter with 6 months of personal training under my belt

My head space has been all over the place and to be honest I find that when my heads not in the game every aspect of my life is affected!

I feel like the last few months have just kinda happened and passed me by and I was a passenger rather than the driver, which doesn’t usually sit well with the control freak in me!

But I’m not about to give up and with the new year looming for me it also means wedding dress shopping……..   YUP…. It happening





So although I haven’t hit my target of losing 3 stone by Christmas, I am ending the year a stone light than I was on Jan 1st and a hell of a lot fitter

This can only be seen to be a positive / good thing… my bad head space / coasting attitude didn’t see me gain another 2 stone….


My end goal remains the same…. To lose 5 stone before I say “I do”


I won’t be making new year resolutions, I will be putting my head down, working my ass off and keeping my mouth wired shut…..


To all of you that are still reading and have stuck with me, thank you so much for your continued support and kind messages. 

Hope you all have a Safe, Happy & Peaceful Christmas








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