Saturday, 22 August 2009


I have day 2 DOMS today which are so bad I am having to walk around on my tippytoes and refrain from getting up out of my seat too often as it is soooo painful - my quads are just killing me!

I so hope they feel better tomorrow as I'd love to do spin in the morning, but at this rate there's no chance!

Thats what I get for skiving off the gym for a couple of weeks. Must. Be. Consistent.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

A kick up the bum if ever I needed it!

So, I went to the gym! Had a great workout, by the end of which, my legs were so wobbly that I wasn't sure my knees would support me to get me down the stairs from the changing rooms in the gym to the front door. Here comes DOMS bad enough to mean I'll be unable to get back to the gym for at least 3 days lol!

Anyway, I thought that since I was kind of on a new start with my workouts today as it has been a couple of weeks and my food hasn't been great, I would get my body fat measured.

When I rejoined the gym in mid June (so more or less 2 months ago) my body fat was a not very good at all 32%. Now, by that stage, I had been eating better for about 2 months and had already lost about half a stone so I've no doubt back in April when I started all this, it would have been even higher.

So now, 2 months later, my body fat is still 30% *sob*

I know I haven't been consistent enough with my workouts and my eating has gone downhill in the last few weeks, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was a little lower than that and has gone back up again! I am gonna be one of those skinny fat people!!!

So a kick up the butt, that is. No more treats except for one treat meal a week. No more sausage night. No more sneaky porridge for supper.

I am going to measure my body fat on a roughly 8 week basis from now on. I think thats a big enough gap to see a difference. I'll aim for now for approximately 25% and see how I feel and look once I get to that level.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

2nd day of freedom....

......and I'm not well :(

I really wanted to go to the gym today!

I just feel really weird, I woke up at about 830am after a full nights sleep but I felt so exhausted like I hadn't slept at all. And I have a splitting headache, feel really dizzy and a sore throat. So I had some breakfast and went straight back to bed.

Still feeling pretty rubbish so looks like todays a write-off.

Ah well, hopefully I'll feel a bit better tomorrow.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

An update

Ok, no excuses. Just an update.

It has been a very busy month for me and I have fallen back a little (ok, a lot) on my exercise :-( My eating has been rubbish but I have tried to be within calories where possible so my weight, incredibly, hasn't suffered - although I have no doubt that I am only losing weight as my muscles are probably eating themselves since they've hardly been exercised!

Anyhoo, the reason for all this is that it has been the run up to my final day at work, which was yesterday. I have taken a voluntary redundancy package and am now officially unemployed! It is scary and exciting in equal measure. I want to change my life and I needed to do something radical or I would end up floating along being unhappy forever.

There, I've done it.

So the last month or so has been a constant round of breakfasts, lunches and dinners and celebratory buns (not helped by my birthday thrown in there) which are now, thankfully, at an end and I can get back into normal, healthy living.

My first day off is being spent getting my hovel of a house clean & tidy, I have such a backlog of chores so I am blasting it today and from tomorrow it is just a matter of keeping on top of things.

I am going to be making a real effort now to be an angel with my food. I actually find it harder at home to eat as much fruit as I do at work, but I have no distractions so no excuses!

As for my weight, I am currently at 9 stone 1.5 lbs, which is a total loss of 17.5lbs, which given the rubbish I have put in my body over the past few weeks, I can't quite believe I have maintained my loss! My luck was going to run out soon so I am glad I am 'starting again' at such a good point.

Interestingly enough, my neck pain has got significantly worse again in the 3 weeks or so which I have only been exercising twice a week - I am fairly intrigued by this as it would appear to mean I had perhaps done quite a nice job of strnegthening my muscles in the neck/upper body and the lack of exercise has taken me back a bit. I am very hopeful that a couple of weeks back to it will see an improvement in my pain again. I just need to resist the temptation to go too hell for leather, given that I am free all day every day!

Anyway, enough for now. I pledge that I will be updating you every day, lets see how that goes!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

I'm back!

Yay! I knew I just needed to break the lazy cycle after my 2 weeks of eating out and having too many tipples (oh, and no exercise *shame*) so tonight I put on the trainers and went for a run. 25 mins in all, with only about 5 mins of walking mixed into that which I am very, very pleased with!

I hope thats me back on the wagon once again, although the next few days will tell for sure. Its going to be a difficult next 2 weeks as well as I leave my job in 2 weeks time and have a constant stream of breakfasts and lunches organised before then!!!

Anyway, if I can at least counteract the eating with exercise then all won't be lost. I am looking forward to a break in between jobs and I will be going hell for leather on my training. I can't wait!