Saturday, February 26, 2011

I did it...

I decided on Wednesday to swap my gym membership over from one I didnt use to Curves.

I must say I was the biggest sceptic when it come to Curves I thought it was people wanting to do a workout out but wussing out and going to curves. This most likely comes from having a brother in the fitness industry. But I went and I did a trial run around the circuit and was pleasantly suprised at how much of a work out it was.

So I cancelled my other membership and joined up. The great thing I find is they always say Hi Trina how are you today and they are quite happy to weigh and measure you each week and will go through a food diary with you to assist you with your weightloss.

So I have booked in for Thursday afternoon next week to weigh and measure and I plan to start a food diary to get their feedback. I must say I love thier assistance. I have been a member of a few gyms and never had this kind of service and help before. Which is probably why I stop going after a while.

So stay tuned cause I am determined to lose enough weight and centremetres to fit into my jeans for winter.

PS I went this morning and did a walk/run after and I am sooooo sore. But you know what they say no pain no gain.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's not about if you fall off the wagon...

It's about how quickly you get back on.

This is something that I really am trying to learn in my weight loss journey and I have fallen off the wagon massively over the last two weeks. I have had my ok days and I have had bad days but there have not seemed to be any good days in there anywhere.

The problem is I feel like I am falling apart at 27. I have had all sorts of health problems creep up on me in the last year. I have very borderline high blood pressure, an underactive thyroid, stress levels are through the roof and not helping anything and I was recently diagnosed wtih sleep apnea. I just want to crawl in a hole and hide away from it all cause I dont know how to get out of it. Other than try to lose the weight which just doesnt seem to want to come off.

So this morning I decided it was enough wallowing and I needed to get back on the wagon. So I dragged my bum out of bed and hopped on the treadmill and did my walk/run and I felt good. One because I hadnt been on there for a bit over two weeks and I was still where I was at when I stopped. And two it was just good to get back on and start doing something about it.

I still struggle some days and wish it would be a whole lot easier but what doesnt kill you only makes you stronger. Well that is what they say anyway.

I am also contemplating joining curves. I am a member of another gym currently but just dont use the membership so I am thinking of swapping over. What do you think?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

To free day or not to free day...

that is the question....

In my weight loss journey I have decided to follow the Body Trim principle. If you don't know what this is it is protein based so you have breakfast, lunch and dinner with three protein snacks in between. It works well for me.

Anyway in Body Trim you get one free day. Where you still eat your protein snacks but can have your treat. Which I like but the problem is that it just makes me get all of my cravings back again. So I am wondering if it is actually worth it as then I struggle to get back to eating the way I should be.

You are also suppose to eat protein only the day after your free day which I can never quite bring myself to do and maybe that is the problem.

Does anyone have a free day or free meal and how do you get back into the correct way of eating after this?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Week Three!!!

I did not have the best week this week. I didn't do any excercise and I ate naughty things. I tried to be good and then it would come to dinner and I would be like I feel like McDonalds so that is what we had. Bad I know.

I did however get myself back on track Monday and Tuesday eating wise but I am still yet to get back to excercising. Although I did buy myself a good pair of running shoes so my knees and ankles won't hurt so much when I get back to it.

Having said all that somehow I managed to lose 0.7kg. I am amazed by this and have no idea how it happened.

So after three weeks of small losses I am still on track to lose 30kg by the end of the year. While I would have liked to see the first few kilos come off quickly I will be extremely happy if I can lose between 0.5kg and 1kg each week. They do say this is the healthiest way to lose weight after all.

I just hope it doesn't catch up to me next week.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week Two...

Week two isn't as great as week one but I do have something to report at least so that is a good thing. I am happy as long as something changes each week.

Bust - same
Waist - same
Hips - same
Arms - same
Legs - 2cm off each (I was a little suprised at this but very happy)
Weight - Lost 0.5kg

As you can imagine I am not that impressed with 0.5kg I was disappointed with 1kg last week but a loss is a loss.  I had an appointment with my iridologist/naturopath on the weekend and it was the worst it has ever been stress wise and this is affecting my central nervous system and thryoid and everything else in between.

I personally thought I had been doing better with this since I started excercising. I felt better and more relaxed but obviously not. So I am on a bit of a mission to try different things like meditation and taking vitiman B supplements etc to try and reduce these levels to something more manageable. I am told that until this happens I am not really going to have much success with my weightloss.

The biggest challenge is that this stress has built up over the last two years and will probably be a long journey to get them back down but I need to make a start.

Anyone have any suggestions? What has worked for you in the past?

Monday, February 7, 2011

The inner battle

Some days I really do need to force myself to exercise and eat right and it is hard work let me tell you. I have a battle in my mind between the devil and the angel as to whether I exercise or not. This morning was a prime example, I was up and dressed as had to take my other half to work but all the way there and all the way back I was thinking up excuses not to get on the treadmill and rebutting them at the same time.

It went a little like this:
- I'm really tired I must just hop back in to bed when I get home and set my alarm for an hours time...
No you won't you are already awake and dressed just get on the treadmill you will feel better for it.
- My knees and ankles are really sore from running I might just watch some TV.
Just push past the pain you wuss
- I might just do 20 minutes instead of 30...
If your going to do 20 you may as well do 30.

Do any of you have these conversations with yourself or is it just me? I have my good days and my bad days but I guess it's like anything really you need to take it in your stride and never let the bad days get you down.

By the way I did end up getting on the treadmill and completing my half an hour and let me tell you my legs and knees hurt like hell but I got there and I felt so much better for it.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

C25km Challenge

So I started the C25km Challenge last wednesday and I thought I have been doing pretty good, I had to extend the recovery time in between my one minute running as there was no way I was ready after the 90 seconds rest time you are supposed to have.

This was working pretty well then I discovered yesterday that my treadmill actually has a 5km challenge program on it so I selected that one thinking that I would be able to increase and decrease my speed as I wanted to for the 30 minutes. Well I was WRONG....

The treadmill kept putting the incline up so it went up to 1 which was fine. I can deal with 1. Then it went up to 3 and I thought it's a challenge I can run and walk at 3 so I did. Then it goes back down to zero incline and I thought phew I can do this if that is all its going to do.

Again I was wrong... It went up to 7 incline and I ran at the 7 for a minute and decided that was enough and swapped back to my normal program. It would have been ok but the treadmill wouldn't allow me to take the incline down. Stupid thing.

So today when I hopped on the treadmill to go again I did not select the 5km challenge I selected my normal one but noticed that I caught my breath much faster than the day before and could do the 90 second rest break. But my legs were and still are sooooooooo sore though from my escapades yesterday. That's what I get for going lets see what this does. Lol!

I am determined to do that 5km challenge but maybe once I can actually already run 5km....

Does anyone else have any excercise blunders? I would certainly be interested in hearing them.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Results are in....

It has been a week since I decided I was definately getting started on this weight loss journey and here are the results:

Weight lost - 1kg
Bust - reduced 1cm
Waist - reduced 2cm
Hips - reduced 3cm
Legs - reduced 1cm off each
Arms - reduced 1cm off each

I must say I was a little bit disappointed with only a kilo of weight loss but then I probably actually lost closer to two as I didn't re-weigh myself when I started and I know I had put on weight so I need to be happy with that.

I am super happy with the centimetres that I have lost though and I think the legs and arms are all down to the fact that I have started the Couch to 5km challenge. Which is certainly hard work. My legs are killing me after this mornings run/walk.

Did anyone else have any successes this week?