On a mission!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

It's time to be honest. I'm not happy with the way I look and haven't been for a long time. I am nearly 4 stone overweight.

I have always suffered with confidence in myself but as my weight has crept up, my confidence has fallen.

I have used so many excuses for putting it on or not losing it; having a baby; working too much; studying; having another baby; recovering from an operation and many more.

It'll be tough, but I'm going for it!

Recently, I've noticed my health deteriorating. Not a great deal, but I've found that I lose my breath quicker than before (which isn't good for an asthmatic!) and my back is hurting more.

I've decided that enough is enough. I need to do something about it. So, I've given myself a year to do it properly.

In just under a year, my little, little brother ( I have 2!) is getting married to a wonderful woman and I am honoured to be one of their bridesmaids.
I want to be able to stand in a dress that I love and feel happy with how I look without wanting to cover myself up.

Not only that, but for myself and my family. I would love to be able to run around with my children more and be generally healthier for them.

My plan

With that in mind, I have written my plan down and am going to pin up it so I see it all the time. I found a great printable fitness planner by Jacqui over at Weigh to Maintain, which I can edit to fit around me.Click here to download a copy

I have given myself small targets that are achievable and I'm only going to weigh myself once a month so I'm not preoccupied by it, which I normally do.

I'm starting off by using my workout DvDs. I have bought so many over the years, so now it's time to really use them!

I'm being sensible with my food and although I'll be giving up the rubbish and eating healthily, I'm not going on a fad diet.

I've also taken before and after pictures so I can see my progress and when I'm brave enough I'll post some!

Every month I'll update you on my progress. This time next year, I'm going to be a happier, healthier me!

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  1. Good luck, I look forward to watching your progress :)


  2. Good Luck, I look forward to seeing your progress, I love the idea of a printable exercise chart #weighLoseOrStay

  3. Good luck to you hun! I think making a plan is the best way to go. I am struggling with a plan right now. I need to write down a schedule for blogging & for exercise. #weighlosestay x

  4. Good for you, you can do it - 4 stone is my target too and I am halfway past that goal and feel so much better for it. I look forward to reading about how you do :)

  5. Wishing you the best of luck! I look forward to reading about your progress x

  6. Good luck I bet that you do well and you will look amazing in your bridesmaid dress x #weighloseorstay

  7. Good Luck hon, I started my health kick last month and then abandoned it as with the boys off school and no regular routine, there were too many temptations, I restarted it a week ago though and going well so far!
    Stevie xx