Is Weight Loss Your New Year’s Resolution?
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe what I have just seen with my own 2 eyes…how was I so blinded? Was I looking in a different mirror for the last year or did I just avoid the mirror all together? I certainly know that I haven’t set foot on the scales for a year so maybe I was in denial that…I can barely say it but…I have put on the kg’s?
I know it might not seem much to anyone else, but the simple fact that I have packed on the extra meat around my waist and am now struggling to fit into my size 10 clothes that last year fell off me, simply makes me sad. Now I am pushing a size 12 and it’s never, ever been this way before, I know a size 12 is perfectly OK, but for me, this weight is not due to healthy eating and living, in fact it’s lots and lots of unhealthy chocolate made its way to my mouth. I am solely to blame, all the late night events where I would either snack on the candy buffet’s, high in fat appetisers, or god forbid it, McDonald’s! If it wasn’t that, I was getting home at 12am and binging on all the wrong foods…including carbs like toast with lashings of butter and chips.
Not to mention the massive chocolate box at work which was conveniently a never ending supply (thanks girls?) as well as the morning tea’s filled with bacon and egg toasted sandwiches, donuts, custard tarts and sausage rolls, it’s like the bad food was following me around and egging me on to eat it all…and by all I mean stuff my face til I had to unbutton my pants to sit back down at my desk!
As I sit here typing away I flick back through the photos on my phone. Today my husband took a rather unflattering photo of myself in a bikini, slouched over, standing there a wobbly forgotten about mess. People don’t seem to notice that I am unhappy with my body, I guess because I have learnt to dress for my shape…but hey I WANT to wear skinny jeans again!! One photo, just the one, has kicked my butt and has made me so determined and motivated to get back into my skinny jeans without having a muffin top and bulging cottage cheese thighs just bursting to get out.
So, with that, still in my bikini I walked into my blogging room and I did my first workout in a year using my “door Gym” (Thanks Tower 200!!) I then jumped into the pool and swam laps, legs kicking like a high speed frog, it was like I actually WANTED to lose this weight. And now, 10:45pm my diary is completely kitted out with scheduled in exercise time, laps are easy especially in summer, and this 11 minute workout in my blogging room with trusty tower 200 – surely I have 11 minutes after work to do this right?!
Not only that but I contacted one of my very fit friends and have booked her in for ‘catch up dates’ once a week which is basically walking around the park gossiping and laughing but ALSO…working out too. You see, I am the worst person in the world when it comes to exercise, I know me too well and I’ll avoid it at all costs, I find it boring and hey it hurts…not going to lie! So I had to make it fun for myself…or at LEAST give myself a few treats out of it, so today I also headed to the shops and grabbed a few healthy basics so that I can make alternative treats instead of grabbing the closest crunchie bar and latte’ with extra chocolate shavings on top – I call it swapping! If it satisfies the cravings then why wouldn’t I try this?
I know I know, how many times have you heard this story before? Listen…I get it, It’s one of those “I am going to get fit and healthy this year” resolutions, I don’t plan on quitting sugar, or NEVER letting bad food hit my lips, but moderation is definitely one of those things I’ll need to get used to! I also think with these ‘swapping’ alternatives, and actually having fun with exercise…it’s a great start to the year, I am by no means a health freak but I’d certainly like to change some of my ways to suit a healthier lifestyle, you are given one life, have fun with it. Who’s with me?
Adelle Cousins – Where the styled things are
”Variety is the spice of life” A lifestyle, fashion and DIY blogger proving that variety is what can keep you inspired and motivated!