142 days into 2014..

Well we are over a 3rd of the way into 2014 and I have not done half the goals I was aiming for on day 1 of this year. I suppose things don’t always go to plan just how you want them.. This post is a bit of a reflection of the last 5 months and how much I am now annoyed with myself because I could be at least a stone to two stone lighter by now. From January to March my exercise routine was going really well, gym 3-5 times a week and my fitness was building back up really well.. As I got into April this changed due to work being busy and college and uni becoming more stressful. I know it just an excuse I suppose but I have finally realised I do far too much. With being ill these past few weeks I have completely lost all my fitness and I’m still not 100% now, it really is dragging on but I have been for another walk last weekend I managed 7 miles plus what felt like Mount Everest.

I have signed up for the 12 weeks NHS plan and they have emailed me week 1 which I have printed off (not started it yet but printing it off is a start for me at the moment) and I had a sneak peak at week 2 and it involves c25k. I have wanted to do it for ages but I am physically the worst runner in the world and that is no exaggeration. I did try and start c25k at the start of this year and after 5 gores couldn’t make it past week 1. I do want to give it another go and I am thinking about doing it on the beach. I know sand is a nightmare to walk on nevermind run but it will be better for my knees and will hopefully make it easier if I ever felt confident enough to run around the local park or something. I just sent this to my friend as a bit of a laugh but it’s probably the truth as it seems very apt at the moment
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Week 1 of the NHS plan mainly involves calorie counting using MFP so I know I can do that as I have done it before so I am gonna give it a real go as soon as I have found some motivation from somewhere. I do keep looking at peoples instagrams and stuff which I find really inspiring when they are posting progress pictures! I want to be one of them people.

As for my bad day last week, it turned out pretty good as I passed my exam! So only one more to go this year and I will be a level 3 qualified accounting technician so that’s something positive coming out of this year at least. Also regarding my post about weight watchers, I have decided to not join and save my pennies & one last note I weighed myself this morning and I have lost another 2lb so I am 2lb from losing the 4lb I had put on last week.

Anyway I have actual work and uni work to be cracking on with so I will leave you to read this post in disappointment of me being so lazy and underachieving these last 142 days!

 

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Day 1 of 365.

Happy new year everyone! & all the best to everyone especially those who are in the same situation as me wanting to lose weight. I wish you all the best for 2014, were in it together!

So today is the first day of the year, I’m treating it as the first page of a new 365 day story. It has been a very lazy day for me, I wanted to go to the g but it was closed so I started on my scrapbook here’s a cheeky peak in the picture.

I downloaded c25k today and plan on starting it tomorrow, going to do it on the treadmill at the gym.

It is Wednesday so to those of you following my posts you will know it’s the day I will be weighing myself and as it’s the start of the month I will be measuring myself and also taking photos in hope this will help motivate me.

Overall I’m still feeling pretty fed up over the whole single situation but going to turn it into a positive and make me more determined to show him what he is missing.

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The aim for 2014..

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2014 is fast approaching, only 11 days of 2013 left! To be honest I will be quite glad to see the back of it..

I know you don’t have to use a new year as an excuse to start a new diet/lifestyle but I’m doing just that. Starting at the end of November was all good till it was my birthday and Christmas parties etc so I’m planning on getting Christmas out the way and starting a complete fresh.

After blogging the other day about making goals, I had some great feedback and took some time to decide what the plan of action is going to be BUT I think I may finally have one!

I’m going to weigh myself weekly, on a Wednesday morning (as the 1st falls on a Wednesday) and every 4th Wednesday I am going to measure myself as I am not a fan of the scales I don’t think they show a true reflection all the time. Along with the measuring I am going to take a pic to hopefully start physically seeing results throughout the process. I think this might keep me motivated, well that’s what I’m hoping for anyway. I am aiming for 2lbs a week on the scales and a collective 4inches for my measurements.

Regarding a routine/lifestyle change I will be going back on the Orlistat tablets as of the first and hoping to introduce some exercise now I have a good idea of what I can and can’t eat on them. There is no point me spouting I will be getting up at 6am every morning and doing a strenuous gym workout because that is not the case. However I am going to try and introduce some morning workouts, not saying they will be successful as I do work full time, do a full time degree and a college course along side that. I know they say not having time is a bad excuse but I do start my week off with 2 13 hour working days.

I will be using workout dvds such as 30 days shred, Josie Gibson’s 30 second slim, Insanity to hopefully incorporate some home workouts when I am short of time, I won’t be doing them religiously as I am going to try and get to the gym and do some classes there as much as possible. Also got myself a diary specifically for all this so I can write down my weigh in results/measurements and keep a food diary and exercise log.

My friend has also suggested making a scrapbook, she has sent me a lovely book to do it in and she found this helped her so I will hopefully try and use that idea also.

I’m feeling very determined, almost that determined i’m hurrying Christmas out the way to get started! But as of tomorrow I have a lovely 17 days off work so I’m hoping to make the most of them and enjoy Christmas as much as possible and then get cracking in the new year! I know people say ‘it’s going to be MY year!’ but it really is, I have planned a couple of new years resolutions not all weight based but my partner is going to teach me how to play the guitar (I wanted to take up a new hobby) and I also want to sort my finances out & put as much effort into my studying as I can. So yeah 2014 IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR!

Sorry I have been quiet..

I’m still here I promise, might not be doing very well on the dieting front but had a very stressful week and it’s not over yet. 2 assignments due tomorrow, an exam tomorrow night and Christmas approaching quickly! Cannot wait for Friday and enjoy 17 days off work.

I’m half heartedly trying to be good but being out the house from 8am-9pm is proving challenging when it comes to meal times. I think the new year is going to have to be the time it all starts for good again so there is nothing to distract me.

Gonna try and make a doc appointment to catch up with the nurse before new year but unsure if she will be in due to the festivities.

Feeling rather fed up at the minute hopefully my mood will lift by weekend.

 

 

 

Making goals..

Just been having a think about making some goals for 2014 seen as it is fast approaching.. I was wondering how people go about making goals and how they make them realistic and reachable? I want to push myself as much as possible but I don’t want them to be impossible, I feel as though making goals will help my motivation but was just wondering if anyone had any advice or tips?

Do I make them weekly, 2 weekly or monthly? Do I go for goals regarding just my weight? Or do I do it by inches or what?

I’m a bit clueless where to start and if anyone has any plans they are willing to send me or apps they may use I would greatly appreciate it!

Plus I am interested in what you plan on doing to better yourself in the new year, whether it be weight related or not?