Well it’s been about 3 or 4 weeks since I started my shape up for summer quest with my slimpod, fitpod and Jenni Falconer XPG gear and I have to admit I am loving the new feeling I am get from exercising and watching my body shape change. Slowly but surely I am losing my mummy tummy.
I’ve been keeping on track with my Slimpod listening to it daily whilst I am doing something quiet and Trevor’s voice on it really is very soothing and I do believe that it is working because several times when I’ve gone to get something naughty out the cupboard or on the shopping list I can feel myself saying in my head “you know if you eat that you won’t get in that bikini for the holiday” or “you’re going to have to run 10 minutes more to work that off you know.”
Now I am not going to stand here and preach and say I’ve cut all my treats out because I haven’t. I have however cut back on them and cut back on the wine big style….some nights I don’t even fancy another glass of wine and the bottle top has gone back on. For me that is a massive achievement.
The motivation from Make Fitness Fun and Easy fitpod has also galvanised me to keep up my running. I am now running 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes and I’ve upped the intensity of the Couch to 5K programme this week as some days it was becoming a tad too easy for me and I didn’t want to take the easy option. For me running is massively difficult. I have bad knees after several dislocations and usually running would not be a good option for someone who hasn’t exercised properly in years.
However, I was keen to try this. Really keen – so keen that I ran in the rain two days last week. Thankfully with my Jenni Falconer XPG sports gear I stayed reasonably dry. The mesh layer kept me cool enough whilst being comfortable and this week I discovered cute little pockets in the trousers to hold my iPhone in whilst running – yay!
To go with the outfit I bought a new pair of headphones this week to stop my ear plugs annoyingly falling out my ears when I was running and I noticed that the trousers aren’t as tight as they were 3 or 4 weeks ago.
I did have an appointment with my personal trainer who is helping me with a 12 week programme via my GP and although I don’t believe in measuring weight loss by what it says on the scales I was overjoyed to have lost 9lbs in weight. This shows me that my body was ready to make this huge change and I can see a new different me in the mirror staring back.
My huge wobbling tummy is actually beginning to disappear and I am no longer so disgusted at the shape staring back at me. I look at the picture to the left and I can see a difference in the shape of my face and my upper body. My boobs are smaller and my tummy not so prominent.
Since I last posted my measurements I have dropped from a size 18 to a size 16, psychologically this was great as I was mortified at going shopping as a size 18 as my options were just so limited on the high street.
My boobs have reduced to a 36E which is great as they are getting more manageable. My waist has gone down to 34 inches and my hips down to 41.5 inches.
I know I can do more and even with me about to head to the US for nearly two weeks I am committed and have packed my running trousers and trainers and will be making an effort to keep up the running whilst I am out there.