Well I've finally taken the plunge and started my own progress. I'm going to use it like a blog because sometimes I just need to vent about cravings and moods. I guess like we all do!
So I probably really started about a week and a half ago. I wanted to start on New Year's Day (resolutions and all that) and then we'd had a late night so I just let it go for a day and decided to start the next day. Then I found you guys!! I did ok the first day, and then I think something just clicked in and by the Wednesday I was on track.
I've basically not done anything out of the ordinary. Hubby says because I've lost weight on my own before there's no need to join weight loss companies or go to a gym or anything like that so I've just cut down portion sizes, drink lots of water and stepped up the exercise routine. Weigh ins are Mondays and my first goal is to lose 3 kilos - get to 75kg. Then its off to the movies for me!!
Cutting out lollies and sweet things has been the hurdle for me. I've been very strong although I slipped up and had some licorice the other day. I also went out for dinner on Thursday night and was tempted with a pavlova (scraped the cream off) with some fruit as sweets. I've worked extra hard on those days I've done that to make sure I burn it off.
As exercise I use my crosstrainer which I love and I've worked up to 30 mins straight so far. I used to do 35 mins straight so I'm nearly to my old workout. Adding to that I do 34 laps of my backyard (we've got a big backyard) jogging mostly, but when I'm straining I'll power walk. I hope to work up to non-stop jogging eventually. I also do hand weights to tone my arms, and situps for my tummy. It takes me about an hour each morning. I want to start walking at night too, but its so hot atm so I'll keep at it and hopefully my stamina will improve to get me adding the walk.
Each step of the way I'm going to reward myself. The ultimate goal is my mum's 60th which is the end of May. Between now and then we are having family portraits as a surprise for her and I really don't want to be the big blimp in the photo!
So first week I weighed in at 78kg, I lost .2kg by the following Monday. Can't wait to jump on the scales this Monday because I feel with my workouts and because I've really cut down I'm hoping I'll see good results.