Pound For Pound

weightloss

I don’t want this blog to be totally about diet and weightloss but it’s part of my life at the moment so it’s on my mind. This morning I finally plucked up the courage to weigh myself at the gym. Put it this way it was what I expected- no worse though which is good. I’m not going to say what it is right now but I have realistically 2-2 1/2 stone to lose. I know it’s a lot but I can do it. I’m hoping to reach my target by Christmas.

I’m still sticking to the pig-to-twig plan although as I mentioned last post things took somewhat of a back seat with my birthday etc. I’m re-focused now though. I know with this diet the key is being prepared and that’s what I need to remember. It’s important to go for the healthier low-carb options as well. I’m also keeping up with the Couch to 5K programme and am on week 5 now. I’m just back from the gym and I managed to do the 5 mins run, 3mins walk  for the required 21 mins which I’m pleased about.

I’ve decided to get a Wii fit, my hope is that it will keep me focused (as well as being a bit of fun) From what I’ve seen of it I like it.

I also bought My Fitness Coach recently and if you have a Wii I highly reccommend it. It’s a bit like an exercise DVD but its much more tailored to the individual that a DVD would be. The exercises are good, pretty varied and at the end of a 30 minute workout you feel that you’ve worked. You can choose how long you have to workout, what area you want to focus on (cardio, flexibility, upper/lower body or yoga) It’s pretty simple to follow. My only criticism with the exercises is that I think they presume you know yoga when you begin, however there are tutorials available. Oh, and the music is pants but  just turned it off and play my own music on my laptop.

Anyway Im motivated, as I mentioned on Twitter yesterday I tried on a pair of pants yesterday that didnt fit me at all about 6 weeks ago. I would estimate that I’ve lost about a stone already. I does depress me that I let myself go so much over that last couple of years. I had a lot of stuff going on in my personal life but that’s no excuse really. I’m not going to dwell on that though, it’s time to move on.

I can do it, I’m just determined that this will be the last time I have to!

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Run Along Now

Gym_Run

In a bid to increase my exercise I’ve started running- well jogging at the gym. For the past few months I’ve been avoiding the treadmill but recently it’s been beckoning to me and I can’t ignore it any longer.

When I was going to a different gym a few years ago I used to run every session but I got out of the habit. I think part of it is the fear that I’ll look stupid running or falling off the treadmill but at this stage- who cares? I feel like my weight loss has hit a bit of a plateau and I want to move past it. Also I feel like my gym routine is a bit pants and I need to do a bit more otherwise what’s the point?

I know a lot of the beaut.ie girls are seeing great results from their running group and I wish I lived closer so I could join but I’m too far away so I  guess I just gotta go it alone, ah well.

So last week I braved the treadmill, I did some online research and rather than just doing my own thing I’m going to follow the Cool Running Couch to 5k programme, I started properly on Saturday and didn’t collapse so I think I can handle it. Lets see what the results are.