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Saturday 14 April 2007

BACK INTO IT

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Thanks to all of you wonderful people for your encouraging words, it really has been a support. Reading over my post again made me cringe a bit and I can hear my mother's voice telling me "not to be so vulgar" lol. I think my little (OK, BIG) hissy fit did me some good and made me sit up and take stock of the situation. I made a pact with myself I wouldn't do anymore posts until I had something positive and constructive to write about.

I have worked out I need to be regimental about my eating, for the last three days I have not let ONE thing pass my lips that I wasn't supposed to have, not even let myself lick a serving spoon. I even resisted the cakes we had at work for a colleagues birthday on Friday which I can tell you is a feat in itself for me.I find if I have these things I just want more. Then I tell myself "oh well I've slipped now, might as well eat what I want for the rest of the day" only trouble was that was happening 4 out of the 7 days in a week, so my weight was yo-yoing all the time.

The other problem was the exercise - or lack of it.So I arranged my weekend so I would have time to start back at the gym on Saturday morning first thing, as if I left it to the afternoon I may have chickened out and made some pathetic excuse not to go. I made it - and what a relief the first session is done and out of the way.My session consisted of 3 x sets of 10 on the weights circuit and 18 minutes on the treadmill walking at around 4kms per hour. Nothing flash - but it's a start. Actually I surprised my self on the treadmill as I thought if I could handle 10 minutes I'd be happy (as that is all I could do when I started several moths ago) and even at 18 mins I felt I could do more, but I wanted to stick to the original plan of easing myself back into exercise again as I want to be able to walk tomorrow. So that's it I have more focus at the moment, something I haven't had in a long while,and it feels good, it makes me feel somewhat empowered. I know I have a long way to go.

8 comments:

White Rose Boy said...

Good for you girl for turning the negative thoughts into positives.

The problems you have are similar to most of us that are fighting the weight, I think thats why we understand each others issues so much.

Although we can all support each other sometimes we've just got to kick ourselves up the backside, its ourselves that puts the food in our mouths and its ourselves that sit on our butts when we could exercise.

You are approaching this the right way.

Spider63 said...

Sometimes having a rant is good. It gets you motivated. Tough love can be good as long as you are not getting to the point where you like abuse more than love!!!

Get tough on yourself and love yourself for it!! Lots of people love you, and I know that you mean a lot to me. You are a good person, and you deserve good.

Wanna_B_slim said...

Well done CG... I am proud of you... You have actually gotten off ya bum and done something positve about your situation...
keep it up... and yes we are all in the same boat battling the same storms...

Abba said...

Aha! You said you would do it, and now look! You are back at it! Great job!

Chris H said...

Much better attitude girl! And thank god you took that friggin awful picture off ... I much prefer the one there now! LOL.... good on you for turning things around and good luck with the exercise.... and knowing that it is totally up to you how well you do....

Chubbymum said...

Hey Celtic Girl... OMG what a change of attitude my friend.... you can do this!! We can do this!!

You and me are around the same weight and we both know that we can do it. I have a ten week challenge if ya wanna do it with me?

Small steps aye!!
Love Chubbymum
http://cmlosingit.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

You sound so much more positive in this post YEAH!!!

I wish you luck and energy!

CactusFreek said...

If we could pin point that turning point between doing great and slipping backwards to an eating binge, we'd be genious's!

Good on you for getting back on the horse :o)