This morning I was super excited to find out that I finally hit (and passed) my first major milestone of 10 kg! I was jumping around and dancing like a mad woman because that is something I have never been able to do before and I am extremely proud of myself. The more I think about it the more I find this whole process fascinating and by that I mean, mentally I don’t feel any different than I did before except that I know I CAN and WILL do this. I still think about most things the same way but tend to add a positive spin to it without even realising, and as for confidence I can feel it growing day by day and that excites me so much. Ultimately it feels like I am gaining so much as I am loosing the weight 😀
So to carry on my steller week I decided to try something different then my usual walk and gave the track up Cape Hill a go. For those of you from little ol’ Pukekohe who are fit as a fiddle you might not think much of it but for me it was huge achievement. I puffed and panted my big booty and the pushchair the whole way up that hill and have to admit I was super relieved to (finally) make it to the top! It was such a satisfying feeling to push myself a bit harder and be willing to do something like that. So I have decided to add that into my walks at least once a week until it is easier and then I will find something bigger and better 😀
So enjoy this terrible yet proud photo of me hopefully I will conquer many more mountains (or in this case a hill ;P) very, very soon!
So last week my son turned 5 and we had a big party in the weekend. It was a great afternoon and he had a blast (even if I am still in denial about him being 5 and a school boy eek).
I spent all off last week tossing and turning about whether I was going to have any party food or not. On one hand I felt like it was only one day, so in the big scheme of things I should be able to stick to my plan and go cold turkey but on the other its only once that your son turns 5 and I wanted to enjoy the day and stay casual about the whole thing. In the end the later is what I went for and I am pleased I did. I was able to make my self a small plate of party food and feel like I had participated without hovering over the food table scoffing my face like the old me! I also decided to enjoy 2 glasses of wine, which I will admit I regretted the next morning after having not drunk in so long haha. Overall however I was pleased with how I had handled the party… the aftermath however not so much. I let myself muck up my plan on sunday because I was feeling crook (a combination of both wine and the sugary food I think) and although I didn’t get ridiculous or anything I feel that I should know better than to fix myself with food like I used to. I then went on to have hot chips for lunch yesterday at the zoo because there were no options right for rapid which was uber frustrating but I let it throw off my whole day instead of making the next best option. So after being quite proud of myself on Saturday for being restrained I ballsed it up on Sunday and Monday but hey thats life and I am writing it here for you all to read to keep me accountable! I do not want to let this throw me off my journey or loose my motivation I am still so very proud of myself for sticking to this for longer than anything I have done previously and have to constantly remind myself that this is a life change and not a quick fix. I will have slip ups but it is not the end of the world so long as I pick myself back up and carry on… not the next month, week or day but at the very next meal!
So to get myself back on track 100% I have set myself a few goals for the week. I am so close to that golden 10 kgs (I am officially down 9.6kg at my last weigh in YAY) that I want to push myself and make it happen!!
Goal 1. Cold turkey on all sweets and snack again, I have been letting them start to slide back in in the last couple of weeks and it really is slowing things down.
Goal 2. Drink 3L of water every day. The dumb thing is I love to drink water so this should be easy I just struggle to get the quantity in.
Goal 3. Track all my meals, exercise and water intake so I can keep an eye on it. Will keep me more accountable for what I am putting into my body.
Apart from these 3 minor goals I set a goal with my Rapid Fitness Coach, the Lovely Greer, to loose 15kgs before xmas (on top of my 7 I had already lost). Thinking of this being achievable makes me so super excited and nervous that I want to jump up and get stuck into some exercise right now! Will keep you updated on how I am going with reaching that goal… 2.6kgs down in the first week so only 12.4 to go!
Would love to know if anyone else has set them self some small step goals for the next few weeks also wondering if anyone would like to see a progress post??