I started this epic tale, and it is going to be epic, on 31st December 2011 when I finally decided enough was enough and a few changes needed to be made. The first - my eating; and second - my exercise. So all-in-all and entire lifestyle change.
Actually maybe less of a change and more of a reversion.
At 15 I was still living in the UK and destinedeffort the Laban Dance School (Now Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance) in London. I was studying PE at school, played in the senior girls hockey team, and was dancing and cardio training 4 times a week whilst preparing my audition piece. I wasn't small by any means (always been muscular) but I was a healthy weight and by gawd I was fit.
And then in the hustle and bustle of my school I tripped and fell down a set of concrete stairs and buggered my knee. Bye bye hockey, bye bye PE, bye bye dance school.
I ended up studying Stage Management at a drama college and thats when the bad lifestyle started creeping in.
Long story short, 15 years later I found myself in Australia, at the end of my law degree, weighing in at 131.5kg and I decided enough was, actually, in fact, enough.
I was told by a specialist that I would never be able to dance professionally and I accepted that (although not for a long time) but I think I've been using that as an excuse not to exercise at all for the last 15 years.
So 2012 is the year for change.
I started the change on the 3rd of January which means I'm now just over 2 weeks in. Finding it pretty easy so far. Haven't felt too bad on the 'diet', and the exercise is killing me but I think I'm enjoying it (I'm not entirely sure though!!!! hehehe).
As of my 2 week weigh-in yesterday morning I was a glorious 4.9kg down.
The task from now on is to keep losing weight each week and to keep exercising. I don't care if I only lose 100g a week, as long as I'm losing. And I'm sure going to the gym will become a habit that will soon seem as normal to me as couch surfing.
I know it's not going to be an easy year, but I know it's definitely going to be worth it it the end.