Friday, 6 January 2017

1st weigh in of the New Year 2017




Happy New Year! 


So I went back to the gym on Tuesday to face the scales and chat about the coming year, my aims and goals etc...


Its scary that I was “careful & aware” with what I was eating and still had a gain of 6lbs, that was over 2 weeks and to be honest I enjoyed everything I ate and all the exercise I didn’t do, I was a lazy mare and took the time to just chill out and relax.. 
So the scales didn’t upset me, its life, I’ve had bigger gains in previous years which have rolled into the latter months, this time its stopping because Christmas is OVER…




I have found this week tough in every way, my sleeping pattern is all out of sync, work has been busy but the days endless, I had 2 personal training sessions and I found that I was tired after 5 minutes and I have been hungry in the evenings! So I haven’t been too tough on myself this week, I know what I have to do and I am prepared to work towards it, but this week, I’ve just been taking it one day at a time and doing what I’ve had too to get through the day. I will be stricter (and more organised) in the coming weeks





So my plan….. I’ve signed up for a new 10 week programme
I will be doing 3 x 30 minute personal training sessions per week,  weigh in will be Monday evenings and I will be eating as clean as I possibly can ( this for me means cooking from scratch and getting plenty of green veg into me)  3 liters of water and 3 cups of tea per day


So this isn’t a “new year, new me” type of a post.. nor is it full of new year resolutions….

My goal remains the same… loose the weight, feel comfortable in my skin and look AMAZING in my wedding dress


Which I need to buy soon!! Eeeeeeeeeeekkkkk


But in the next 10 weeks I will aim to loose 3lbs per week   

I might even blog weekly updates, to keep me accountable.. but I do post everything I eat daily on Instagram & snapchat  (links below)






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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Year End 2016 update



I can’t believe 2016 is almost over, I’m not sorry to see the back of it to be honest, it hasn’t been a great year for me

As ye know I started the year back with Slimming World and feeling very determined, but as the months went by, it was clear that it wasn’t working for me!!
I know loads of people that have lost stones with slimming world and I am by no means bad mouthing it, unfortunately it just wasn’t for me..

It saw me through the bumpy years and made sure that I kept an eye on the scales but it didn’t give me the success and losses that I’m striving for.. (which is my own fault really)





So in July I decided to start going to Personal Training sessions twice a week along with my usual Spinning class… This was a BIG shock to my system and I’d forgotten how rewarding it was to make your body work for you… yes I was achy but the difference it made to my mood, body shape and over all confidence was fab…

So in September I upped my sessions to 3 x 30 mins personal training sessions per week plus a class.. I had injured my calve in Sep, so Spinning was no longer an option. I did find it tough to commit to 4 nights a week in the gym (and I was doing a night course at the time also)

I found that I was constantly cranky, achy and tired and couldn’t seem to get passed it, then the weather changed and it felt like I was getting sick every other week; on top of everything else!! But I kept going and my days became a blur of work, dinner, gym, shower, bed!!


Yes it a cop out and a hell of a lot of excuses thrown in, but I don’t have to answer to anyone but myself for this!! I can’t change how I felt or how I reacted to the constant tiredness throughout the last few months….
All I know is that it happened, and I had to do what was right for me to get me though each day…. but I’m still here, I have my health and plans for myself going forward and I’m feeling positive



2016
loss
gain
Jan
7

Feb

1
Mar

5
April
6

May

5
June
4

July
3.5

Aug
10

Sep

4
Oct

1
Nov
5

Dec

2

35.5
18
Total Loss
17.5 lbs



Its safe to say, the last couple of months have been a bit of a roller coaster for me,  I trained 4 times a week most weeks, but my food was very hit or miss.. so that has of course affected  inch loss and weight loss!!

However I don’t regret the training and I am definitely stronger and a little fitter with 6 months of personal training under my belt

My head space has been all over the place and to be honest I find that when my heads not in the game every aspect of my life is affected!

I feel like the last few months have just kinda happened and passed me by and I was a passenger rather than the driver, which doesn’t usually sit well with the control freak in me!

But I’m not about to give up and with the new year looming for me it also means wedding dress shopping……..   YUP…. It happening





So although I haven’t hit my target of losing 3 stone by Christmas, I am ending the year a stone light than I was on Jan 1st and a hell of a lot fitter

This can only be seen to be a positive / good thing… my bad head space / coasting attitude didn’t see me gain another 2 stone….


My end goal remains the same…. To lose 5 stone before I say “I do”


I won’t be making new year resolutions, I will be putting my head down, working my ass off and keeping my mouth wired shut…..


To all of you that are still reading and have stuck with me, thank you so much for your continued support and kind messages. 

Hope you all have a Safe, Happy & Peaceful Christmas








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Friday, 14 October 2016

12 Week Update






So those of you that read my blog regularly will know that I have been doing personal training in Studio Fitness Cork.  


I took it 4 weeks at a time to see how I would get on, so at the end of September I had 12 weeks of training behind me.

My “training” as I like to call it involved 2 x 30-minute Personal training sessions and 1 class per week (I choose Spinning as my class)

Now September wasn’t my best month by all accounts and the only thing that was consistent was me turning up 3 nights a week to train and drinking 2-3 litres of water a day (normal for me)
Other than that my month was filled with holidays, injuries and a head cold! Not what you need when there’s weight to be lost!  

So when I was told on my last week that I would be measured and a photo taken. I was very reluctant to have it done; typical me I asked for an extra week to “work harder”

Marie in studio fitness assure me that there would be a difference and she was right. I was afraid to face the scales/ measuring tape and the dreaded photos!!!
But I did and I was pleasantly surprised  to say the least, if I hadn’t seen the photos side by side I would have said that she was messing with me.. But seeing the proof in the photos and in the inches I’d lost I was delighted and it was a huge confidence boost and the nudge I needed to knuckle down and keep going

Here are my photos.. this is by no means an “after” photo, merely a progress photo for now…





On the day of the photo I had lost 10lbs on the scales, 8 inches from my body... 4 of those from my waist.....

I had lost 16lbs at the start of Sep, but as I said a bad month saw the scales go back up. .so i was amazed to see any progress at all.. but seeing is believing







So with my motivation at an all-time high and a new month/ new goals to make I signed up for the gyms 10 weeks to FIT- MAS program.




This is a program that I’m very excited to get started with… it involves 3 x 30 minutes PT’s and a class per week.. I’ve decided to give Spinning a skip for a couple of week (my injury means I have to also) but it’s the perfect opportunity to try out all the other amazing classes that are on offer, Circuits, Bums & Tums and Zumba in particular.... 

So my weight loss journey continues and I plan to keep you all updated on my progress
Christmas is only around the corner too.. (just saying) so the fact that its 10 weeks to my Christmas party is a great incentive to work hard to melt away more inches is that I’ll HAVE to buy yet another new dress (any excuse eh)





I should also mention that this post is not sponsored, nor was I asked to write this.
I paid for all my training programs myself with my own money. 
I just think that the lads in Studio Fitness are fab and are helping me to hit all my main goals to get me to my very fitness and fab self, so why not share "my secret" with ye all






I post all my meals and work out daily on the below

And I'll keep ye updated for the next 10 weeks






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