That’s it, it’s here, it’s today, I’m finally doing it – I’m committing to it and saying today is the first day.
I’ve taken my ‘Before’ photos and stats and I’m starting on my ‘Fitness & Weight loss Journey’
I don’t particularly like the word ‘journey’ because it implies it has an end point which I don’t want this to have, I want it to be a lifestyle change. I want to be fit and healthy.
I’ve found the easiest way for me to stick to something it to identify my ‘Why’ and then plan my ‘What’ so here they are…
Why am I doing this?
I’m fat, I’m uncomfortable and I hate my body. Harsh but true. I’ve never been super slim or in shape but this is the heaviest and unhappiest I have ever been BUT my main motivation is that we want to start a family. I’ve been overweight and unhappy for ages and haven’t done anything about it because I haven’t found the right motivation but now we are in the position where we want to start a family soon and I don’t want to be fat when I get pregnant.
I don’t want to be unfit and unhealthy and put undue strain on my body when I could have made it easier and safer for myself and a baby. Simple as that.
What am I going to do?
I am going to work out at least 3 times a week in our gym
I am going to cut down on my sugar intake (I have two sugars in my tea, I drink a lot of tea)
I am going to drink more water/squash
I am going to make better food choices
I’m not necessarily going to gauge my progress based on the number on the scales. I’m hoping to go more by measurements and how my clothes feel.
I haven’t set any goals as I won’t know what I’m aiming for until I see how my body changes, obviously I want to lose weight and tone up/build muscle but I don’t really know what my body looks like under all the extra weight (if that makes sense) so can’t say if I’m aiming for washboard abs or a big squat booty – I know how I want my body to feel though. I want more energy and to feel that my body is strong.
I’m taking part in the Weigh in Wednesday linky with Becca from Beccas Blogs It Out and Emma from Sunshine and Rain.
(I shouldn’t even have to say this but please don’t call me out or email me for ‘fat shaming’ or whatever people are getting uppity about now. It’s my body and I can say what I like about it, also it’s my blog so again, I can say what I want…if you want to be annoyed about something the go and read the Budget Reports and make a comment about how I have a cleaner…)