Active April

Active April 2017 bannerNew month, new challenge. Who is up for it? I know that I am. This month I am going to be focusing on my fitness. Getting my exercise in. I have a lot of fitness to do and I need to get on it. I am a bit of a yo-yo fitness person. Two weeks in and  I am off. I swear I don’t do it on purpose I just get caught up in life and other bits. The thing is I actually like exercising, I enjoy it I just have a problem making time of it. Oh well onwards and upwards.

Like some or most I do not like the way I look on camera and the clothes lets talk about the clothes that are slowly detaching themselves from the seams. I refuse to buy size 18, its like me accepting my increase in size, there is no way, it is depressing enough looking at my clothes that no longer fit.

Anyhoo I decided to do a new challenge this month called Active April  where I start to get really active and start with exercising and aiming to get down a few dress sizes by the end of the year. I do tend to set high weight loss goals because small ones do not motivate me, I kind of shrug them off. So I like to set them up big and aim to reach that goal.

In order for me to do this I need to eat differently and exercise more. (No new info there) To be honest it needs to be a priority. Years ago although my diet wasn’t great I was always in the gym 5 days a week. I would also do back to back classes, even with all those classes I did not have the body I wanted because of the food I ate, but I kept my weight down. Lately my life is a lot more hectic and with so much going on I find it hard to put my health at the top of the priority list. Over the past few tears my weight has ballooned topping 13 stone I however lost it and reached 10 stones 6lbs, still over weight but my lowest since I’ve put on. However, I have ballooned again back to 13 stones 3lbs. I am deeply disappointed in myself and I am tired of having those conversations of me losing weight in my head. I have a habit of starting and stopping and then just nothing. So this month I will be kick starting my journey to weight lost. I stated with the before pictures and writing down my measurements.

BLOG WEIGHT

It took  some convincing to post a picture of myself. I was so close to not doing it at all. Seeing the truth all over social media, but you know what? life is too short to worry about small things like, oh my gosh I do not want people to see me like this. Yet I walk the streets and go out and hundreds of people see me like this everyday. So what if a few thousand more all over the world see me.

So there you have it.  Size 16 and growing. My main growth area is my butt and stomach. These areas I will be working really hard to get down. Now I haven’t started yet although I had planned this one in advanced, unlike my Move it March Challenge; but I am making sure weight is lost at the end of the month.

If you want to see how I am getting on please subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on my blog. Till sometime soon.

Análaigh

Over weight and growing

over-weight-and-growingWhen it comes to what we put in our body, there comes a time when it is entirely our decision. When we are young we don’t have a choice. Our parents buy, prepare and cook our food and usually from there we tend to follow their habits and their decisions. As  time goes on and information is presented to us, we learn so much in what we can do to live longer, better and happier. Some of us go down that path with ease others not so much and then there are those who don’t care. Either way we hold the choice in our hands.

Living a healthier lifestyle should be everyone’s choice but it is not. Although a healthier lifestyle appeals to me I just can not get to it. Being the kind of person I am I really don’t like restrictions no matter how beneficial or good they may be for me, so I find it hard to restrict myself especially when it comes to health. Bearing in mind I come from a home of cooked food rather than processed foods, that being said, process foods were not in abundance like they are now. However I do not stop trying. I eat healthy food anyway, I love my fruits and vegetables, seeds and greens. So eating healthy food actually isn’t a hard thing for me to do. What is hard is eating healthy consistently and making it a priority. That being said if someone was going to cook all my meals I probably wouldn’t have too much of a problem. Although I would like some homemade fried chicken and homemade chips at some point.

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