The fitness journey has begun.
Just before Easter.
What was I thinking?
I come from a long line of chocoholics and Easter is OUR holiday. Chocolate everywhere and for some reason chocolate eggs taste so much better than normal chocolate.
|Om nom nom|
Can I say I've started this journey and then erase next Sunday? Eat copious amounts of chocolate and just ignore that day?
I was planning to detox starting next Saturday but I think I'll start next Monday. I know I should want to eat healthy and all that but seriously IT'S EASTER! Before you ask, yes every Easter I will eat copious amounts of chocolate. That's my lifestyle choice and I will not beat myself up over it. I like chocolate and I like eating it with my family.
I read an article in some old UK Fitness magazine about people being skinny fat. That is so me. I may be skinny but I am not fit, have no muscle and a lot of fat. If my metabolism wasn't that of my father's I'd be huge. The fact that I'm the heaviest I've ever been while not pregnant is enough motivation (without having roller derby as motivation) to get me off the couch and moving.
I've downloaded a whole bunch of exercise videos. My favourites are with Jillian Michaels. I love her, she is so motivating and so real. I've also downloaded her podcasts which are hilarious, especially her tangents. So far I'm doing just the warm ups from these videos and that is more than enough. I need to build my fitness slowly especially before I get the go ahead from my doctor (hopefully next week).
Yesterday I dusted the Wii Fit board off and logged in. It's not my friend yet, telling me my Wii Fit age is 27. That board's got some sucking up to do! As I said before my weight is the heaviest it's been without being pregnant at 58.5kgs. It may not seem huge but as I normally sit around 54kgs it's big for me. No wonder I'm still using my belly belt on my jeans.
I've decided to give myself weekly goals. Putting them on here forces me to acknowledge them and makes me accountable. Can you tell I need all the motivation I can get?
This week's goals are;
- Use Wii Fit for a minimum of 15mins daily
- Warm up exercises daily
- Ten push ups this week
- Walk to park twice this week
- Six glasses of water daily
- One shake with egg and banana daily
- Limit coffee to one cup daily
- Eat as healthy and raw as possible
- Sunday off!
Do you have any exercise or healthy eating tips?