Welcome to my get fit blog!
Everybody says in the new year that they're going to join the gym, lose weight and eat super healthy.
I kind of did, but more relaxed. I'm starting this blog here to try and motivate me to finally lose this little podge I have on my stomach.
I want to start off by saying I'm not fat and I'm not overweight.
I'm within the healthy weight range for my height, although I know I am leaning towards the "oof, getting a bit heavy there eh?" end.
A bit of waffle about my issues with my body:
When I gain weight, it all goes to my stomach and my chin. Everyone has a double chin, but (and this could just be my self-perception) I think I have more of a double chin than I should.
I can't wear tight clothes because of my lil stomach podge. In certain clothes I can look about 4 months pregnant.
However in other clothes I can look like I haven't got a stomach at all.
I've been like this for years, but only had brief spurts of being healthy to get rid of it. This time I finally, really want to do it. So to sound totally predictable, 2019 will be my year.
This blog is not going to be strict. It isn't going to be me going to the gym, calorie counting, building muscle etc. I'm not into getting super lean and fit.
Instead, Here's what this blog will be:
- Transforming my diet
- Losing this bit of weight to slim down a tad
- Making exercise a normal part of my routine
More waffle about my eating habits and how I intend to change them:
I've been eating healthier since the new year.
I've swapped having crumpets for breakfast with having overnight oats and fruit, or yoghurt and fruit. However that's basically the only change.
I'm a sucker for chocolate in particular. This needs to change! This is what I'll do:
- Give myself a reward day. This will be a Sunday, where if I've "been good" the whole week, I'll give myself some chocolate instead of rewarding myself every day for having a piece of fruit.
- Replace having potatoes etc in my meals with more veggies. Veggies fill me up too, so I can cut out some carbs that way.
- Keeping a food diary (which I do on my other blog) to help me visualise what I'm eating.
- Drink water when I'm hungry instead of snacking. Everyone says to drink water instead because it fills you up. I'm going to give this a go to avoid feeling the need to snack unnecessarily.
Waffle about my exercising at the moment:
I don't really exercise that much.
I walk to and from uni (20 minute walk) 6-7 times a week, but honestly that's basically it. I'm self-conscious about jiggling when I exercise so it's put me off.
Here's how I intend to change my exercising habits:
- Exercising at home, where no-one can see me.
I've got an exercise mat and dumbbells, so now I just need to follow YouTube videos of workouts and I'm good to go! I aim to start with twice a week, and increase it as I get better.
- Walking to town when the weather is good / I'm not in a rush instead of getting the bus. It's a 45 minute walk or a 25 minute bus journey. I have no reason not to walk most of the time.
- Weighing myself once a week so I can see that it is making a difference and recording my progress in a notebook.
So... that's the plan. A warning if you want to follow my journey or help support me and motivate me: I do like to waffle.
I just type as the thoughts come into my brain and I don't think about how long it will be. With this blog though, I'm going to put all the waffling in spoilers and have just the "key" info as the main bit so you don't have to read it all.
I'm planning on making a post once a week and having it be a summary of the week's progress, any good highlights, any little hiccups and how I'm feeling.
Soo... let's see how this goes!
10th February 2019
Weight at 9am (also going to try to weigh myself at the same time too, apparently that's best!): 61.6kg