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Boot Camp

So on the spur of the moment, bored on the bus I might add, I seen a post for a free boot camp trial close to me for a week. 

 

I signed up. 

 

It starts tomorrow.  

 

I am so scared. 

There has been a distinct lack of exercise going on since I finished my 10 week challenge and I’m sad to say that, no I didn’t do my porridge on tuesday diet and no I haven’t kept to my aqua classes or anything remotely healthy. 

I completely live up to my blog name (I polished off one of those quality street toffee finger boxes in 1 sitting!). All I’ve done is eat and eat and when I can’t eat any more I have some chocolate! 

So I have put just under half a stone on and a few inches and for this reason I am going to boot camp! 

 

But if any of you nice people want to write me a note to excuse me……….

 

Wish me luck and cross your fingers and pray im in better shape than I feel right now

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Posted by on February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Just the two of us

Well this week I have had the busiest week. I spent my day off on monday cleaning my sisters carpets then my own on Tuesday before my working week started. My shift pattern went late,early,late,early then a late shift again on Saturday evening. 

This meant Olivia had to stay out quite a lot resulting in dramatics at school on friday as she wanted to come home with me and not go with her nan to stay at her dads. 

She came home! And again Saturday night when she had arranged to stay at my sisters. I don’t blame her, she’s a home bird who doesn’t really like to be away from me much I know this and fully expected it. 

Today I woke up so exhausted I decided we should have a lazy day. A day off from the rules, from everything and just do whatever we wanted. 

We had chocolate for breakfast, stayed in our pj’s and forgot about everything. We got monopoly out and played on and off all day. We watched Aladdin, Annie, Starstruck and many episodes of Disney channel favourites. We sat side by side reading our separate books, we acted silly and just had the most lazy indulgent time. 

It was what Sundays where made for, and exactly what I needed today ahead of a super busy week again ahead of the all dreaded stocktake! 

Honestly I forgot how good it is to just stop, take a time out from life and just enjoy what I have. 

Hope you all had a super sunday too. 

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Week 10 Catch up

So im in my final week of my 10 Week Challenge. 

What an interesting time it has been. I’ve have learnt so much about me, about food, exercise it’s really been an eye opener for me. 

I’ve also had a bit of negativity with comments like ‘well my weight is coming of slowly and without tablets so I will keep my weight off’ and ‘it’s just cheating taking tablets!’ oh yes these have all been said to my face!

Firstly what I have been doing isn’t cheating I have worked so hard and put so much effort in there is no way I have “cheated” at all. And secondly even tho its been 10 weeks in the 2 weeks before I started it I lost 7lb on my own so technically I have the weight over the same time period just using different methods! 

Now onto what I went through and what I learnt doing this diet. 

1) I an so much stronger mentally than I ever thought I was. I have done so much more and so much better than I ever thought I would be able to. Yes I slipped up and yes I had just awful days but I tried. I got up the next day put it behind me and tried again including when I had Labyrinthitis again!

2) I am more aware of the kind of food I should be eating and more importantly the size of the portions I should be eating and I’m enjoying it, well most of it anyway!

3) I DO NOT NEED Chocolate! Who would of thought it! This diet plan has succeeded in killing off my physical need and craving for chocolate. I genuinely needed it. Now I can still eat it but I don’t need it. Ny blood sugar levels are controlled so I don’t feel that crash in the day. I do have a bit, not too much tho, of honey in my diet and maybe this is helping to keep those sugar cravings away. Whatever it is its working and for the first time since being pregnant I know what it’s like to not be dependant on chocolate!

I have found new joy in exercise! Really I have! Yes it’s hard and it’s takes a lot out of you but it’s so true that you really so feel good when you’ve done what you set out to do in a workout. 

I have had set exercises to follow as you know fat burning and toning starting with 2/3 days and working up to 4 and types of exercises. Punishing isn’t in it! Mentally and physically hard to do pushing you to do more and more but the results speak for themselves and as they say no pain no gain! These have been additional to my swimming, aqua classes and taking my daughter swimming and increased hours at work at our busiest period with a lot of time spent on my feet in store!

As I mentioned sunday 1/12/13 is my final weigh in and I’m going all out to make it a good un. I’m now 3lb off my goal of being 12st exactly on finishing day having brought it down from a hefty 13st 9lb my heaviest ever in September this year. 

So wish me luck I hope I do myself and everyone else on this challenge proud and ill be back with my final results as soon as they’re in!

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Mid Week Check Up

So 3 days in how’s it going?
Actually despite my constant moaning and bitching and generally being a huge drama queen, it’s going well.
I’ll admit that diet plan scared the sh*t out of me at first but I vowed to try everything except eggs. I just can’t even compromise on that no eggs end of!
im still getting kind of hungry at times but not because of the meals and portion size but because of my life, whether it be work or my sister having a baby yesterday things just don’t always go as planned but I’ve persevered and these are my initial thoughts.
I like salmon! Who knew!
Not fussed on asparagus but edible
Also not a huge fan of plain low fat Greek yoghurt but again I can stomach it but do you want to know the best thing.
I have not at all, not once craved chocolate!
not since my choccy craving hit me when I was pregnant have I ever been able to go 3 whole days without the stuff! I genuinly craved it I would go mad until I got some and boy could I go through it. Now don’t get me wrong I still could demolish a family size bar of choc but I’m not feeling the need for it right now. I’m not missing it. I don’t really need and I love not needing the mid afternoon, oh who am I kidding, whole day chocolate pick me up!
AMAZING!!!!!!
However my love for all things processed is still with me. I nearly pounced on my neice for her chicken nuggets earlier and had to console myself with my tuna salad and don’t even start me about the 10 inch pizza, meat feast obv, I wanted driving past the kebab house on the way home from a double workout session. Step aerobics and water aerobics.
It’s getting easier and tomorrow I up my intake of the T5 tablets so I’m hoping I have an amazing weight loss as the sheer amount and types of food I’ve eliminated all ready is amazing and so far it’s not too hard really

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Diet and Fitness

 

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