Two weeks ago I decided to put down the biscuits and start working towards getting back into shape. I’ll be documenting my journey back to fitness and over time will begin to include meal plans and what workouts I have been doing.
I’m more focused on how I feel opposed to my actual weight, after all muscle weighs more than fat. But I’ll document my weight as well as adding a weekly picture to show my progression.
Starting weight: 8st 8lbs
Current weight: 8st
We’ve never been a nuggets and chips sort of family, but we’ve never been super healthy either. I’ve a huge addiction to pasta and I’ve always been one for ‘homemade hearty meals’, so in order to give this health kick a good start, I invested in Joe Wicks ‘Lean in 15’. I’ve heard people raving about this cookbook for a while and now I can really see why. The meals are delicious, super easy to make and best of all, both my baby and toddler eat them! Winning.
In terms of exercise I do a mixture of cardio, weights, core exercises and yoga. I don’t want to be one of those people that lives at the gym, so I only go for 45 minutes, four times a week. Although I’d love to do more cardio, my chiropractor has told me to keep it light until I’ve seen the physio and stabilised my core, so I’ve limited myself to about 15 minutes of cardio each session. I do feel a lot stronger already though, so I may start a class in the next couple of weeks.
I adore yoga, it’s one of my favourite things to do. I feel more accomplished at the end of every practise and it really helps keep me positive and motivated. I’ve been practising yoga on and off for the last few years, but I recently started practising at least five times a week. It’s really starting to pay off, because this week I finally managed to achieve the raised lotus pose. It’s not perfect and it still needs a lot of work, but I’m so proud of myself for managing to support this pose.
I’d love for some of you to join me on my health kick, to hear some of your fitness journeys and of course, I always welcome a bit of support. Let me know how you all get on in the comments, on Twitter, Instagram, or on Facebook. You can also follow me on Pinterest.