The numbers viewing are still going up, so there must be more of you trying this thing as it goes along hopefully. Either that, of you’re showing some interest in what’s written here, and you’re thinking you may have a go “next time”. Whatever your decision, i’m cool with it and thanks for your interest!
How’s it all going? Have you had some good weeks, and maybe a dodgy week and wondered why you weren’t improving? Its easy to think like that, especially with this weather affected challenge we have had since christmas. I have a confession to make too, i went up to 16 stone when i first started the challenge myself and my second child wasn’t born until jan 24th.
You know what it’s like in hospital, you get hungry and you go down for a paper, and inevitably its too hard to resist the chicken sandwiches in those packs, and without fail they have some mayo in there and god knows what else, this was the healthiest option by the way!
During a 3 day period there over new years eve and day, i also hit the hospital restaurant a few times, and gambled on their hot cooked food. I really admire the work hospital’s do, so am not complaining, but let’s just say that the food had way more additives than i cook with, or that i am used to!! And i have to admit, it all tasted pretty nice and once things tastes nice, the hospital canteen gets more and more attractive, and you start hitting that place for sandwiches AND the hot stuff!!
To cut a very long story short, when i hit 16 stone, and this would have been around the time the baby was born, i said enough is enough. I bought a cooked chicken for my visists, and like a pig i know, i snacked on that. I also snacked on a wide variety of fruit, and instead of endless coffee and teas, suddenly water made a lot more sense, and guess what? I started getting my energy back!
How many of us are fooled into thinking that january and february is okay to be a little “loose” everywhere? Well, i nearly feel for it myself and with my lack of activity due to the snow and ice, i was on the road to feeling like garbage and looking like michelin man! Maybe a little exaggeration but i stopped the rot, as i know full well how bad that can make anyone feel!
Here we are pretty much a month later and the happy story i have for you now is that i am 15 stone 3, and it feels a million times better! I am running more, my weights are going better and i’m loving my food, and have got used to the reduced portions again and good structure in my life.
No more bloated stomach’s from all that bread, i really felt bad! Also, i haven’t had a drink since January 1st and guess what, i don’t even miss it and everything is really kicking into gear right now!! It’s taken me almost 7 weeks after new year’s to finally feel my old self again, and i plan on losing another 7 pounds to feel my own personal best, when my energy levels enter the optimum zone and i feel ready for anything, and that means i usually get even more fired up when i write!!
There is something to be said for routines after all!! They get us back on track, and remind us how we got into good shape in the first place. 80% of you now hopefully could tell how you get into shape, and you could recite your own “roadmap” on how you at one time or another, got into your very best shape!
So all of you have great intelligence and if you are reading here most days, you must have a deep down desire to one day be in your absolutely best ever shape, and the rewards that brings with it! You know it makes sense and you’re all so capable of getting to that heavenly place!!!
I’m backing you all in your ambitions and don’t hold back in trying to get whatever you want! 52 days left, you should be flying by now or reminding yourself that you can really fly as long as you remember what structures it takes in your life again to make it happen!