Update 13 should I guess, be a bit unlucky. But actually, this has been one of the best couple of weeks, fitness wise, I’ve ever had!
This week, I decided to up my game a bit. I’ve spoken a lot about taking the softly, softly approach to ease myself back in and that worked great to help me lost my first stone… but then I plateaued. Nothing I did seem to make it start again, so this week I decided to throw myself in.
So this time, I tried a different tactic. I wrote myself a plan with the condition to myself that I didn’t have to follow it down to a T. I could mix it up if I wanted to, as long as I did the majority of the plan. I’m also going to write it once a week, so every week is different instead of the same week in, week out.
And it worked! I didn’t complete the entire plan because I had a really stressful week that left me really poorly with my tummy by the end, but the majority of it I completed, although I did have to swap some days around. But I kept a log of the workouts I did and how I felt after doing it so that next time I don’t feel like working out, I can read that and remember WHY I’m working out.
I went to the gym twice, I walked to the train station every weekday, I did some weight/strength exercises at home, I took Lady for a walk every night – I stayed active but I didn’t kill myself. At no point did I feel knackered due to exercise or like I was pushing myself too hard, but I was pushing myself harder than before.
And suddenly, I lost 2lbs! I think I definitely needed to up my game and push myself a bit harder to get some weight shifting and I felt amazing by the end of the week because I knew I’d worked so hard!
This week I was determined to keep it up. I wrote myself another plan for the week, upping my goals a little bit. I went to the gym three times, I walked to the train station again every weekday, I walked home twice, I did strength exercises at home most evenings… And I felt amazing. It honestly feels so good to be doing so much fitness and the best part is I’m still not knackering myself out.
A lot of people at work have started commenting on how you can see that I’ve lost weight in my face and a couple of people have told me I’m looking slimmer which is nice! It’s good when other people start to recognise the hard work you’re putting in- although I should mention these are people who know I’m trying to lose weight in case you think they’re just being rude!
I’ve been trying to mix up what I do at the gym too and I’m trying different weight machines and being a bit braver. I keep eyeing up the barbells but I’m not sure I’m brave enough to tackle those yet!!
But overall, I’m so happy with the way the past couple of weeks have been fitness wise. I just hope I can keep it up!