Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Looking at the bigger picture.

So this week at WI I was (still am) a bit upset with a stay the same, I know it's better than a gain and it is TOTM which I'm blaming seen as I'd tracked religiously, earned 31 exercise points and only used 11 weeklies I was set up for a good loss. Just hopefully it will show next week, just hoping that this doesn't make me lose the motivation I had.

I will however own up to missing Zumba tonight, but after one gym workout today and PMT well and truly here I just wanted to cwtch up on the sofa!

The thing with this journey is as my leader always says "this is a marathon not a sprint" and sometimes that is the difficult thing to get your head around. But looking at pictures like this one make it all worth while. I posted this on my facebook and got an overwhelming amount of comments and likes from a wide range of people that showed me that all these people are supporting you and are proud of you which is a great little confidence booster!
When you see yourself everyday you don't notice the changes that are happening to your body. However with my increased exercising I am noticing that I'm toning up a lot more, although my bingo wings need some serious work on them!!


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Too much fruit and veg?

First things first this weeks weigh in and i lost 2lbs so that's a grand total of 61.5lbs so far! And 2012 is heading off to a good start with 2 losses, lets hope I can keep it up!

The question of my this post is something I've been asking my self a lot this week. With a lot of library sesh's due to the impending third year deadlines I've been packing my lunch box with celery sticks, carrot sticks, sugar snaps etc you get the gist of it. But I feel like I'm eating too much of it, if that's even possible? I'm packing my dinner's with veg as well and was just wondering if eating too much veg would have an impact on my weight loss?

Exercise has also taken a back seat this week, last week I managed to rack up 32 exercise point which I am pretty impressed with myself, so far this week I've earned 11 which from Tuesday I guess is not too bad but I haven't been to the gym for the last 2 days due to work/library and I just need to find my mojo to go again! Any tips will be greatly welcomed!

Hope you are all well if any one is reading this!


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Oh my Goodness

Evening all!

Well WI was last night, but I was supposed to be revising (as I'm meant to be doing now as well!) that I didn't get round to blogging. I lost 5.5lbs! Yup I was just as shocked, so that's my Christmas fat gone and a little bit more which is a great way to start the year!

It sounds so stupid but going back to basics and tracking everything you eat really does make a difference. OK so I made a conscious effort not to eat my weeklies but that's only because I wanted a good loss to start of the year, but I know this week where I've got meals and nights out planned, as long as I track I should hopefully still get a loss!

Exercise is another thing I'm learning to build on our love hate relationship. I love it when I come back from the gym and feel really raring to go but I just hate getting up and going and when I'm there...unless it's Zumba and you just laugh for the whole hour. Any one have any tips on learning to love exercise? I'm loving the results that's for sure.. my legs are all ready feeling more toned after my 5 gym sessions this week!

Any way must dash as I have an exam tomorrow and I've already done everything possibly not to revise!


p.s Check out Olly Murs song "oh my goodness" such a tune :)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Unofficial Weigh In

Evening all!

Well I've moved back to Bristol, stoked my fridge and cupboard full of all healthy goodness, meals planned for the week, and gym sessions planned!

I didn't make weigh in today but I stood on my scaled and they are normally the same as my meeting and it shows a 5lb gain over the festive period. Not as bad as last years 9lbs!! I think walking around London all weekend probably helped that a bit! Hoping to shift a large proportion of that this week ready for my first official weigh in after Christmas next Tuesday.

My first gym session back after Christmas hurt, a lot. I pushed myself, probably a bit more than I should have for my first session in 2 weeks, but hey "no pain no gain". I'm going again tomorrow morning before cracking on with my uni work; which yes is in for Friday and I'm only just starting it! That's one of my new years resolutions failed! At least I'm still blogging!

The new series of Biggest Loser is back tonight, I didn't watch the last one from the beginning but started about 3 weeks in and absolutely loved it! If you've never watched it before I'd highly recommend it: as it does give you a bit of motivation, if not some envy as to how quickly they lose the weight. Yess I know there in the gym for about 10 hours a day but still; because you don't see that I still have this idea in my head that they are losing 10lbs + a week just by the hour in the gym like I do! HA! We can all dream hey?!!