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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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Party Pics

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Hey all I thought I would share with you some progress pics from my recent weight loss. Both of these pics were taken exactly one year apart at our works christmas party held in January every year. We all look forward to it all year as not only is everything free, 3 course meal, drinks, entertainment, it is an amazing night out every year without fail. Not only are Home Bargains a brilliant store for bargains they know how to throw a party and this year was no exception.
As most of you are aware I lost a massive 23lb and 22 inches in the last 3 months of 2013 and man am I proud of myself but in December I fell off the wagon completely. Oh no! Between christmas and work I just didn’t have the time or brain capacity to stick to any sort of diet or exercise plan but fear not I am back on it tomorrow I promise.
Luckily I haven’t gained any weight at all, a few inches I think mainly down to lack of exercise but nothing I can’t fix at the gym with a bit of effort. The thing is I am actually looking forward to it. To getting back to the gym, eating properly the whole lot. I miss how good I felt how healthy mybody was and I’m getting it back quick.
So back to the pics above. The left one is 2013’s party and the right is last night’s party. Yes I have also changed my make up and dyed my hair black, dark and mysterious now ;), but I just can’t believe the difference I still feel like ill wake up and I haven’t actually lost the weight!

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Diet and Fitness

 

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Party Pics

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Hey all I thought I would share with you some progress pics from my recent weight loss. Both of these pics were taken exactly one year apart at our works christmas party held in January every year. We all look forward to it all year as not only is everything free, 3 course meal, drinks, entertai
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Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Diet and Fitness

 

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Gym Bunnies

So, I’ve just got back from the gym after completing ny required exercise for my 10 week challenge and let me tell you it’s not easy at all!

I huffed and puffed and sweated till I looked like I was going to explode! And I actually thought I would at 1 point. But I completed it with a little help from the one direction boys, sshhh don’t tell anyone my daughters playlist helps me through some hard times at the gym ;). 

I’ve lost not so many lbs in the past fortnight but the inches, well they’re disappearing quicker than a British summer. So far in total 10 inches have dropped off so it’s working and totally worth it. 

So as I said just back from today’s session and I used my local leisure centre which only has a small but adequate fitness suite and is split between men and women at different times of the day. 

So this morning was the ladies session and trust me any more than 5 people and it’s cramped. So with all machines being used I opted to start with my 10 min abs ouch! Hard work that was but I followed it up with some squats and arm exercises with weights whilst I waited for the cross trainer to be free. 

This is where the fun began. Usually everyone has the headphones on and we are all totally oblivious to others but one woman today decided to use the radio so we all had to suffer with it in the background me especially as she was on the rower behind me. After 10 mins of my HIIT session she was joined opposite by another woman and friendly chat followed. My music stopped as I got a phone call, ignored as I was in no fit state to answer, and this is what I heard. 

Lady1: she’s putting me off

Lady2: why?

Lady1: look at her she’s sweating and the noise she’s making

(breathless, heavy breathing result of exercise and raising my heart rate)

Lady2: ridiculous girls of that size come to the gym should be at home with a chocolate on the sofa out of our way!

Seriously!

And then the disgusted looks started so I just turned and looked at them shook my head and with renewed fight I carried on till the end of my 20 mins. 

Gyms are not just for slim fit women, they weren’t young girls, actually older than me!, they are there for us all to use to get fit and lose weight, maintain our weight or just to stay healthy. Whatever our reasons we should be allowed to workout in peace. We are all critical enough or our own bodies with others cruelly confirming our fears and worries. 

Yes I am a bigger girl and if you don’t like watching me work out avert your eyes somewhere else. 

I’m proud to say that I’m am doing something about my weight and I will continue to go to gym to achieve my goals. 

It’s this kind of behaviour that put me off going to a gym for so many years and now I do go I go on my own a lot. Most of the time everyone is there to do the same as you and are so involved in what they are doing they don’t even recognise you are there too. But that small minority do exist im afraid and to be honest to me they can work out all they want to achieve the perfect body, but they will still always be horrible on the outside. 

So, dear gym bunnies, please allow us ‘big girls’ the space and decency to work out in peace and be the ones to be critical of our own bodies without your opinions as you never know one day we may just look better than you!

 

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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