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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

A lighter note


So, as one of my goals for this year is to be healthy, I have started it as I hope I can carry on.

I wasn’t silly enough to start my new year’s goals on New Year’s day as they just wouldn’t happen, so I thought I’d start them yesterday (4th Jan) which is when most people went back to work and life returns to some kind of normality.

I was planning on logging my weight/body change on here and I think I will (if you guys don’t mind) but I don’t think I’m going to log my starting weight-just what I lose (fingers crossed) each week.

I don’t want to be too unrealistic so I have set myself a target – I’d like to be 21lb’s lighter by August 25th – which is 2 days before I plan on jetting off to Australia S

That gives me 33 weeks – which is an average of just over 0.6lbs to lose each week. I am going to work on the basis of losing 1lb every week-that way, it’ll be lost gradually and I won’t be kicking myself one week if I don’t lose any or only lose ½ - I have time to play with!

So, obviously as this is my first post – I have nothing to report re: any loses, however day 1 went pretty well – I started with a session of the 30day shred (although I only managed 2 out of the 3 levels as I stupidly tried to do it without having eaten a thing and nearly passed out – slap on the wrist for me)!

I then went to my first Zumba class, which was, well different! I did enjoy it and I can see it will be something I come to really enjoy going to, but yesterday I felt a little out of my comfort zone. For someone who has no rhythm, it was a little difficult to follow at times – if you’ve ever been to a class yourself, I’m the one that was pretty much just doing my own little thing in corner (I’m sure every class has one of those-well I hope so anyway).

Anyway, I’m going to give Shred a rest for tonight as I’m feeling rather delicate (I am extremely unfit – taking the stairs rather than the escalator in a shopping centre is my kind of exercise, so everything hurts today) and do day 2 tomorrow. I don’t want to overdo it and not be able to do anything-you got to walk before you can run (and this is actually true in my case).

I am going to pop out this weekend and purchase some proper trainers – I don’t think converse trainers are really made for exercise and I’m going to give the whole ‘couch to 5k’ plan a go (although I’m not overly confident on this as I have an extremely weak knee and I’ve been told that jogging is one of the most intensive things to do for knees – BUT I am going to give it a go)!

I am also going to sit down tonight and plan some lunch box ideas. I have the bonus of a hob; oven and microwave in work so can take pretty much anything in with me, so no excuses! What are your favourite lunch box idea’s (no fish recipes please – phobic here)

Each week I will post my loss etc but I can assure you it’ll be literally a very short post-nothing like this at all – as long as you all don’t mind C

How are your resolutions/goals going so far?


15 comments:

  1. You've set yourself such a great goal - it is so much healthier to do it that way that crash diet a month before you go! I may just have to join you on this path :) xxx

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  2. I'm definitely up for being more healthy in 2011. My BMI is in the normal range but it is a lot closer to the 'overweight' section than it was this time last year. Not cool at all!
    I'd suggest ryvita/carrot sticks/celery with hummous for lunch. Sounds dull but it's yummy and the ryvita is especially filling! I like to have a light lunch and a heavier evening meal. Everyone is different though I guess! xxx

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  3. Thats a really good realistic target....i know girls who want to lose 3 stone by June lol! Spreadin it out over months is a lot better for you and your more likely to keep the weight off. I like pasta at work because it fills me up longer but each to their own. I just posted my new years resolutions on my blog. So far so good

    xox

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  4. Unless I was doing it totaaaally wrong, I think you're just supposed to do level 1 of the shred for ten days, then level 2 for ten days, then level 3 for ten days! Well done you though - sounds like you're totally on it. Like Lydia said, I eat carrot/cucumber/houmous/ryvita for lunch and do actually enjoy it. Best of luck sweetie xx

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  5. Zumba is awesome once you get into it. Have to admit I'm also the one in the corner doing my own thing, maaajor lack of rhythm here! It's really fun though, I managed to frag my friend once but she hasn't been back since:/
    Good luck with your weight loss plans!
    Belle xx

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  6. Congratulations on such a good start and good luck with your target :-)

    A healthy lunch I enjoy is chicken, lettuce, sweetcorn, beetroot and grated carrots. Tastes great but doesn't leave me feeling full for long unfortunately.

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  7. good luck with your new diet! it's so important to be healthy and it sounds like you have a sensible approach! good for you :)

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    The Flower Girl

    x

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  8. Well done on making a good start! Can I join you?! I downloaded the Weight Watchers iphone app on the way home from work today...feeling lighter already haha!

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  9. Wow so many comments :-)

    Thanks for all the support and the suggestions - I will be nipping to the supermarket tomorrow for some ryvita and homous-I do love that to be honest!

    @Lucy - when I say level 2 I mean, there's 3 lots of exercises in each 20 min isn't there and I only managed to do 2 rounds of it yesterday - big fail! But I'm determined!

    And you're all more than welcome to join me -as I said I will be posting each week so would love to hear how you're getting on too :-) XX

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  10. Woopwoop! Ok, firstly you need to join the gym with me. I'm worried about you running on your knee. You should try swimming, cross training or cycling to build up your bum muscles first (if not instead of the running). You could also try a couple of fitness DVDs - the Clubland aerobics ones are really good. As for lunch times: homemade soup is so so healthy, with brown bread to dip in, salads, sandwiches with healthy fillings, fresh fruit, smoothies, ryvitas, snack a jacks, nuts/seeds mix,carrots/celery and hummous. Lots of water too...every time I want to lose weight and I'm getting hungry I have a pint of water and if I'm still hungry in 10 mins time I eat something healthy. More often than not I'm not hungry any more. Good luck Kitty Cat! Laura xxx

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  11. Woopwoop! Ok, firstly you need to join the gym with me. I'm worried about you running on your knee. You should try swimming, cross training or cycling to build up your bum muscles first (if not instead of the running). You could also try a couple of fitness DVDs - the Clubland aerobics ones are really good. As for lunch times: homemade soup is so so healthy, with brown bread to dip in, salads, sandwiches with healthy fillings, fresh fruit, smoothies, ryvitas, snack a jacks, nuts/seeds mix,carrots/celery and hummous. Lots of water too...every time I want to lose weight and I'm getting hungry I have a pint of water and if I'm still hungry in 10 mins time I eat something healthy. More often than not I'm not hungry any more. Good luck Kitty Cat! Laura xxx

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  12. Well done on making a good start! Can I join you?! I downloaded the Weight Watchers iphone app on the way home from work today...feeling lighter already haha!

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  13. good luck with your new diet! it's so important to be healthy and it sounds like you have a sensible approach! good for you :)

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    The Flower Girl

    x

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  14. You've set yourself such a great goal - it is so much healthier to do it that way that crash diet a month before you go! I may just have to join you on this path :) xxx

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  15. I'm definitely up for being more healthy in 2011. My BMI is in the normal range but it is a lot closer to the 'overweight' section than it was this time last year. Not cool at all!
    I'd suggest ryvita/carrot sticks/celery with hummous for lunch. Sounds dull but it's yummy and the ryvita is especially filling! I like to have a light lunch and a heavier evening meal. Everyone is different though I guess! xxx

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