Sunday, November 28, 2010

Work it baby! Work it.

It’s been a week. A week since I woke up and started to change my habits... a week that I have been going to the gym... a week since I ate chocolate! First of all can I just say thank you all so much for your comments and emails. Your support and encouragement means so much to me in all of this! Its like having my own little cheerleading squad rooting for me to do well... and it means SO SO much to me! So thank you all, from the bottom of my heart! So... from the beginning.

In all honesty, it hasn’t been that rough. The first few days weren’t fun, I won’t lie. I experienced some pretty intense headaches {read sugar withdrawal} and I was pretty exhausted from going from nearly no exercise what so ever, to full on body assault at the gym. But I am feeling good. Each day at the gym I feel a little less uncomfortable. I even went shopping for some proper gym clothes {haha see I can always find an excuse to shop it seems...} I think the biggest thing I have noticed, is that you have to be organised. Organised in the sense of, you have to know what you are eating, and what time you are eating, otherwise it is so easy to deviate from your plan. And organised in the sense, that you have to have a gym schedule and you have to stick to it, so it just becomes part of your life. Like you wake up every morning and go to the office at the same time, well, you have to go to the gym at the same time, and it just be the way it is. You have to make it a priority, other things can wait.

My trainer at the gym has me eating every 2 to 3 hours. 5-6 small meals a day. This is a big change for me, as I am totally guilty of not eating breakfast, and then grazing from lunchtime till I go to bed. It’s been an adjustment but it’s something that I’m working on. It’s only been a week, but it’s still a struggle to eat breakfast. I am getting there though! I think the things that I am starting to miss the most though are the sweet bits. I am a total sweet tooth! Oh yes! So this whole super healthy eating thing has left me feeling a little bit on the boring side... I’ve started to look around for some healthy sweet options, but am coming up pretty short. Although, I do see that they have produced a few low calorie ice-cream type treats, that I may look into...But before I do that, tonight I am off to the gym, to be weighed for the first time since I started the journey. Keep your fingers {and your toes} crossed that my hard work has paid off. Because it has been hard work, and its only going to get harder. And as much as I dread getting on that treadmill, I will do it. And I will succeed. Because there really is no other option this time.

P.S I was thinking maybe not everyone wants to read about my journey with this... and maybe I should make a little side blog where I can write a little bit more about what I am doing and what I am going through, maybe even turn it into a place where we can share stories, and recipes and other things to do with your own journey, and mine too... What do you think??


  1. Good for you! I love hearing about it on this blog. And really do you need two blogs to add to your stress?

    But don't forget a little bit of chocolate is good for you. ;)

  2. i will come read where ever you write about it xx

  3. just wanted to give you a couple of tips that help me keep my sweet tooth in check and stay on track:
    -1 I eat 1 Fiber One Chocolate Granola Bar a day. Satisfies that chocolate craving, with less calories and more fiber!

    -2 I try to say enough calories for a small dessert after dinner, I usually choose some Friendly's Fudgeberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

    When I know I have these 2 little treats to look forward to it makes being good the rest of the day SOOOOOOOO much easier!!


  4. Go Till! You inspiring chicka you. I'm very keen to get a trainer as I find I just lack motivation when I get in the gym - I don't know what half the machines are and end up just plodding along on the treadmill... bleh.

    This is your blog. Your achievements should be on it.

  5. I will definitely read wherever! I say stick with one blog! :).

    Congrats! Good luck tonight on the weigh in, i'm sure that you will do fantastic! :) *Hugs*

  6. i agree with brlracincwgrl. i fully encourage all of the lifestyle changes you have williblgy made, it takes a lot to take that first step and its great that you have. good luck with everything :)