Diet/fitness update

Soooo it’s been I think 3/4 weeks since I said I was going on a diet and attending the gym more.

I am sure this happens to a lot of people but this has not gone quite to plan! I haven’t been to the gym for a couple of weeks, I have definitely not been sticking to a diet and I am literally too scared to weigh myself!

I could give a long list of excuses – but in reality there is no excuse really. I need to be in the right frame of mind for it and I haven’t been. I know what I need to do, I am rather lacking in motivation.

My partner and I are going away in June – so over the next 3 months I am aiming to lose 2 stone. I have decided not to put too much pressure on myself this time as I think I just gave in one day and then you think whats the point. Which is completely the wrong attitude.

Thought would just write a quick post as a catch up!

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Gym week 1

It has been 1 week since I joined the gym and aimed to lose weight. I attended 4 classes last week; Zumba, 20:20:20, New Body Workout and Legs, Bums and Tums. Although I did attend these classes my diet has not gone so well. I did enjoy some of these classes – one of these was obviously for the older generation and I felt very young!

I had an interview for volunteering at an animal sanctuary last Friday. I had a panic attack during the night, not able to sleep at all. This set me back rather as I succumbed to a deep depression and was not able to attend the interview. Thus I turned to my usual sweets and nice food for comfort! Which at the time did make me feel better, however on weighing myself this morning it has not made me feel better!

I weigh exactly the same, I suppose at least I have not gained weight but I was aiming to have lost a little!

Oh well, new week! I have signed up for more classes and I have a gym induction tomorrow where they will hopefully draw up an exercise plan for me.

So in conclusion I have not lost any weight (yet!). But I do feel proud that I managed to attend some exercise classes. Week 2 here I come!

Gym!

Wow it’s been a week since I last wrote a post! I took the plunge yesterday and joined a gym. Mainly to help make myself feel better with endorphin’s, but also to try and tone up and lose weight a little.

As symptoms of depression include, lethargy, tiredness and little motivation this is a big step for me. I just decided to take the plunge and see if it helped in any way. I am trying a class this evening, Zumba.

When I have severe depression before, about 10 years ago, I joined a gym and regularly attended classes. It helped me a lot then and I am hoping it will now.

I thought to help me keep motivated I would share my weight and take pictures weekly to see the difference, hopefully both physically and mentally!

This is very scary for me… I have not weighed myself since before Christmas, and with being depressed and off work I am pretty sure I have put on weight and I will not enjoy this!

Below is my first picture, I do not like this picture – it makes me want to lose weight.

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Having just weight myself I am 101kg! Which is 15 stone 13 pounds….the heaviest I have ever been.

I am not going to be silly with a diet and starve myself. Along with regular exercise I am planning on eating 1,700 calories a day. I will be using my fitbit to track my exercise and My Fitness Pal to track both my exercise (linked with my fitbit) and calories.

Hopefully this is the start of a new me!