Yes!! I'm still alive and well, despite my lack of activity on this blog I've been about on Facebook and instagram mainly. It's not that I don't want to blog or have lost an interest in doing so; I believe I have simply lost myself somewhere between last spring and now, I don't know how it happened or why - it's just one of those things that creeps up slowly only to pounce at the last minute! I seriously needed to get a grip - I think that might have happened!
So, what have I been doing? Well, mainly procrastinating - probably! I mean, life got a little stale and I just couldn't be bothered to change it - I guess!
Since January, I've been making some major changes: my main objective was to become fit and healthy.......so I started with the goal of shifting the 4-5lbs I'd put on over Christmas (it always happens, I'm used to it by now - it's the chocolate, the ones in tins, otherwise known as 'Roses'!) - so I joined a bootcamp at the beginning of January. Which was fine, except I realised I was soooo unfit, and I thought I might die during one workout because I couldn't breathe! Now, naughty, naughty I was smoking a few a day......not many, but still - it's not good for you regardless! I decided there and then that I'd quit smoking too - yes, my fitness improved throughout January and continues to grow to this day - and now I am amazed I ever let myself get so......let just say: outta shape!
I think once I'd quit the smoking my metabolism nose dived into the concrete ground - because I was eating healthy, exercising and still putting on weight!! Argh......I started panicking!
It all felt so depressing, I was - A: eating well, B: exercising, C: aching most days from said exercising and D: not smoking either. Oh and I've been breaking out in spots too!
Needless to say, through trying to change my life for the better I've had to encounter and endure some tough times too, which I never expected to happen.I guess maybe this is what happens when you get older - things are tougher?!
Alas, I'm coming through the other side now - finally.......I'm following slimming world within a calorie controlled diet, and this past 2 weeks I've been running too - In addition to my bootcamp classes. Last week at weigh in I finally lost 1.5lbs -which isn't much I know - it's a small step in the right direction. But at least I've stopped gaining, then maintaining and am finally losing :)
I'm sure my body will thank me eventually - for all the types of kind I'm being to myself nowadays -Both physically and emotionally. We have to remember: the body cannot be replaced, therefore we have to maintain and take care of the only one we'll ever have...it has to last us a long time after all.
I'll start with rewarding myself with some amazing Lotta from Stockholm clogs.......how pretty are they? I walked 22,000 steps in them yesterday - so comfy!