Monthly Archives: August 2009

New best friend………….

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I think I have found my new best friend, and it is exercise!!!!

August so far has been amazing for me!  I have now lost 7.5lbs on Rosemary Conley, losing 4.5lbs in Wk1, 3.5lbs in Wk2 and having a gain of 0.5lbs in Wk3.  I am thrilled.  My personal goal is to lose 1lb a week, anything more is  a bonus.

My schedule has gotten really hectic in August for exercise, but I am loving it.  It looks like this :-

Mon – Rosemary Conley exercise class

Tues – Couch to 5k program

Wed – Rosemary Conley weigh in and exercise class

Thurs – Couch to 5k program

Fri – Buggyfit

Sat – Bootcamp – yes you have read that right!

Sun – Couch to 5k program.

Wow!

Couch to 5k is a running program that says it can get you from being a couch potato to running 5k in 9weeks.  As I have always wanted to run, I thought why not?  Running is meant to be the best calorie burner out there.  It is free, I don’t need to attend gym and I can do my program either in the afternoon, pushing the buggy or at night.  Perfect.  I have just completed Wk1 and so far so good, roll on Wk2.

Bootcamp is a 1hr exercise class I do on a Saturday morning, down on Felixstowe beach.  It is military training, with loads of running, beach work, ab work, stair work, strength work, oh heck just everything!  I get there all fired up, I start and I think OMG, what am I doing!!!! I finish it and I am just so proud of myself!

I realise that the exercise may affect my weightloss but then I figure I would rather be fit and healthy and not get hung up on what the scale says!

So keep watching this space, as who knows where it is going!

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Willpower!

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Who has it and who doesn’t?

I have always thought I don’t!  Willpower and me have never been friends!  So after my weigh in on Wednesday, as my reward for losing weight I thought right off to get a Chinese on the way home!  Bonus!  Well I drove past the Chinese takeaway and carried on driving.  Drove past the Fish and Chip shop and again NEVER stopped!  Got home, without any takeaway! 

My thoughts were what is the point of losing weight to then reward yourself with food!  Kidda defeats the object really!

Friday, and again willpower was waivering!  Luke was asleep in his car seat, so I needed to drive around a bit so he slept more.  Bonus lets go to McDonald’s and grab some food!  Drove there, was in the parking lot and thought, this is nuts, grabbed some chewing gum from my bag and drove out!  No McDonald’s!

Friday night and I am out for dinner with my friends.  Had main course and pudding, BUT I did actually leave food on my plate for both courses!  Something I never normally do!

So it seems Willpower and me are now friends and the bond is getting stronger!  I really do feel this weightloss journey this time, I will succeed!

Right off to grab some soup!

Bootcamp

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Yes you are reading that heading right!  As part of my new healthy eating and exercise routine I have decided to exercise more!  So currently my exercise plan is :

Mon – Rosemary Conley exercise class

Wed – Rosemary Conley weigh in and exercise

Fri – Buggyfit

Sat – Bootcamp

Did my first bootcamp today and OMG!  I loved it but I thought I was going to die!  I managed to jog so much more than I ever thought possible and I am just so proud of myself!

There were only 4 of us, 1 person had been doing it for 2 years, the other 2 had started in Jan, and they were all so fit, but I have to say, I was not as bad as I thought.  I did push myself, as I figure if you don’t you won’t ever see results, you are there to exercise, so why treat it like a walk in the park!

I did end up with a really bad headache afterwards, but feeling ok!

So I am going back next week, as I really do feel it is so worth it!

Rosemary Conley

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July 22nd saw me enrol into my local Rosemary Conley class.  I weighed in at 15st 13.5lbs, which is really shocking, but I figured not doing this because I am slim!  So after my first week, how did I do?

P1030089 Yes that is right is a SLIMMER OF THE WEEK certificate, that is because I lost 4.5lbs and was down to 15st 9lbs!  Thrilled is an understatement.

So I am now onto week 2 and so far so good.  Week 1 to me was a bonus, my goal is 1lb per week!

Bring it on!