It’s no secret that I’ve put on weight recently, I know I have. Two weeks ago I went to Boots to weigh myself. It was both the best and worst decision of that week. I’m not going to lie, it was a lot worse than I thought – I’ve put on 2 stone since our wedding party in October!
My change in medication is partly to blame – I’ve been exhausted constantly, aching all the time and my appetite increased massively. Despite this, I know I have no one to blame but myself. I mean, I didn’t have to snack on crisps and chocolate, I could have eaten more healthily and I could have forced myself to work out more but it’s been difficult.
Although I felt like crying standing on the scales in Boots, it’s actually given me the kick up the ass I needed to get back into shape.
I made a good start in that first week with healthy eating and running home from work a couple of times. It’s strange that once I start working out and eating more healthily, it becomes a kind of addiction where I just want to get better and faster and stronger but that initial motivation is so, so difficult. Almost impossible. I weighed myself again last week and, in just seven days I had lost 1.5kg which has given me more motivation to continue.
I don’t like weighing myself to track my progress really so I’m just going to weigh myself every two weeks until my weight is down to a more acceptable level (and I mean acceptable to me not anyone else/society in general). I did however, ask my husband to take some photos of me so that I track my progress on a weekly basis that way. Sometimes when you look at yourself every day, which we all inevitably do, you don’t notice any difference but comparing photos side by side each week really helps. I’m not brave enough to share those photos with you guys just yet but there’s the potential for a “before and after” piece in a month or so.
I’m planning on doing a post once a week on my progress – there’s something about writing everything down that motivates me to stick to my goals. After all, I wouldn’t want to disappoint you!