Christmas fitness challenge // Week one

Christmas fitness challenge // Week one

Week one has been as much of a struggle as it was this time last year when I started my fitness journey. I can’t believe it’s been a while year since I squashed my butt into leggings and had my first gym session. This week I have been an emotional wreck, I keep thinking if I hadn’t gotten so ill recently than I would be where I wanted to be and I know I can’t change it and who actually knows if I would have ever gotten to where I wanted to be or whether or not the goal posts would have changed anyways.

My Christmas challenge is to lose a stone by Christmas day so that’s 2lbs a week and I’m happy to say in my first week I’ve lost 2lbs in my first week ( of course now I wish I had lost 3lbs but 2 is ok ).

Glorious, glorious exercise!

I still haven’t been well enough to go the gym, I’m still having a few balance issues since having vertigo but fingers crossed I will be back at the gym in the next couple of days. So my exercise has been pretty limited but I have made a real effort to walk as much as possible and walking with Dave means I’ve clocked up quite a few miles. Although I’m now seriously itching to get back in the gym and do some weights or a spin class, hell I would settle for a aqua fit class right now.

Glorious food!


Food has been really incredibly difficult, seriously I’m I’ve become the worst sugar addict ever! While I was poorly I ate crap to make myself feel better and comfort me, for a while it worked. However now the crap has left me feeling crap. Plus junk food is just so damn addictive not to mention yummy, there was definitely a few false starts this week. There were days where I started off with the best intentions but by 3pm I would have mugged my grandmother for a biscuit then the day would spiral out of control. But fingers crossed I have it under control now.


I know this is another party that I am late too but I have just discovered Pure chimp super, matcha green tea. In desperate need of something to kick me up the butt I thought I would give it ago and see what all the fuss is about. I tried drinking it but I’m not really a fan of green tea ( it’s one of those things I do because it’s good for me not because i enjoy it ). So I didn’t really enjoy it in tea form so I turned to instagram for some matcha inspiration and boy did I get some. I’m not quite adventurous enough yet to make a dairy free matcha green tea cheesecake, but I did use it in my porridge and it worked perfectly. Every morning I have enjoyed a yummy bright green bowl of porridge with berries, it’s so yummy and I feel like I’m starting my day the right way. Plus when I was just drinking normal green tea I could never drink enough of it to make a real difference, but now I get all the goodness I need before I’ve even started work.

Goals for next week!

1. Do my first session back at the gym.
2. Give myself a mini pamper session.
3. Try to eat better ( no excuses ).
4. Aim to lose 2lbs.

Those glorious feelings!

I’m trying to stay super positive and not allow any negative voices to take over in my head and ruin all my good work. I’m really happy I’ve lost 2lbs this week because you have to start somewhere and it keeps me on target to lose a stone in time for Christmas. And after seven weeks it should, fingers crossed be back to being normal for me again. The biggest struggle I have after losing so much weight is not allowing myself to slip back into old habits which is the main reason to get myself motivated again. I never want to go back to the old unhealthy me, I just have to keep remembering that it is ok to stay focused and work towards my goals but I also need to remember to be kind to myself and keep an eye on my mental health. I most definitely don’t want to get to the point where I’m mentally beating myself up or punishing myself when I don’t get the results I want.

Week one lose:- 2lbs

Total lose :- 2lbs


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