Summer is gone (if it was ever here) and that’s usually my most motivated time for getting fit and eating better. Anyone who follows my blog and has done for a while, will know that I’ve been trying to lose weight for quite some time now. I originally started in April of last year, my weight being around the 13 stone mark. My target was 10 stone by the time we visited Florida in April of this year, though ultimately it’s a long term goal as well. Sadly I didn’t make it to 10 stone, though I did make it to almost 11. I was pretty pleased with myself and the photographs were definitely better than if I’d been heavier!
However sadly I’ve completely lacked motivation ever since then and the weight has crept back on slowly. On weigh-in this weekend, I was 12 stone and 5.5 lb.
So when I saw that DW Fitness were looking for people to take part in a 12 week challenge, I definitely decided I needed to kick myself into trying. The process goes on from Monday just gone – right up until Christmas. These are the months I always struggle the most in, so I really hope this keeps me on track.
For the last few weeks I’ve tracked what I’ve eaten and then it was sent over to the boffs at DW Fitness. They gave me hints and tips on what to improve on, a plan so to speak. We were also given a break down of what would happen throughout the 12 weeks and to keep me motivated I’ve printed it all out and stuck in on my walls as a reminder!
So like I mentioned before, the plan started on Monday and the weigh in (above) was taken on Saturday just gone. I have my aims and my goals and while I won’t reach 10 stone in 12 weeks, I do hope to lose 2lb every week if I can manage it.
So far, so good. Monday I had loads of motivation and kept 100% on track. Tuesday I kept on track but I have to admit that cooking cheese burger and chips for the kids was a real test of willpower. Wednesday was fine too, though cooking a roast dinner for everyone and having to have a really small portion myself, was hard. I know I need to really try hard though, especially in these beginning weeks.
Keep your fingers crossed for me and I’ll update again in a couple of weeks!
Two of the delicious salads I’ve had this week!