The Fit Bit: Getting Started

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One of my goals this year is to improve my fitness, I decided this journey needed it's own little section on the blog so the "Fit Bit" was born. I really wanted to document it on the blog for several reasons; i) If I say it out loud in public that I'm going to do something then I have to follow through. ii) I would love to be able to look back at my fitness journey and be able to see how far I've come. iii) Lastly I'm sure some of you are in a similar situation, trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle and maybe we could motivate and inspire each other.

I'm not going to lie my fitness journey since January has been a struggle. I braved the scales and weighed myself. I was shocked and horrified in equal measures at how much weight I've gained. It's not like I was oblivious to the fact that the pounds were piling on but seeing it there in black and white was a whole other ball game. I want this to be transparent and documenting the journey isn't going to be effective if I don't share my starting weight and measurements. To be honest I feel quite ashamed to admit it but here goes any way. I'm currently weighing in at 11 stone 8 pounds (insert horrified emoji), and so it begins operation loose a stone!

The other thing that I found tough was getting motivated to work out! The first few week were pretty disastrous I only went to the gym once. I have no excuses I was being lazy! Once in the gym I really enjoy exercising it's the getting there I find tricky. I've still not mastered the motivation part but it's a work in progress.

Despite feeling unmotivated to work out I was however on it with my diet. I really can't do faddy diets I LOVE my food too much. I tried to focus on cutting out fizzy drinks, I'm a diet coke a day kind of girl, so have gone from 1 a day to none a day. I literally went cold turkey on the fizzy front. Over Christmas I totally overindulged on the stuff so needed to kick the habit. Surprisingly I didn't find it too difficult I think it's because I wasn't working out so was overcompensating by trying to be super healthy with my food. Next month I need to get the balance right between diet and exercise.
To be honest I'm feeling disappointed in my self I had high hopes of starting out really strong but as I've discovered getting started is only the first step (and sometimes the hardest) but I'm not going to let the disappointment of a shaking start put me off. I've made my goal to loose a stone I hoping to do it in 8 weeks, that should be a steady weight loss nothing to dramatic. Above all I'd like to look back at the end of the year and see that I'm living a healthier lifestyle.
I'm going to do "The Fit Bit" on a monthly basis and hopefully cover a different topic and give general fitness updates. I'm in desperate need of inspiration and motivation so would love to hear how your fitness journeys are going.

1 comment:

  1. I'm in the same boat chick, I need to lose a stone too. Was thinking of doing a weekly fitness post too, I'm just trying to run three times a week and eat healthy. Fad diets never work I just out the weight back on, time to change my lifestyle


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