Day 2: Gym Bound

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100 Repetitions of Hell #1

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22 minutes and 52 seconds.

That’s how long it took me to complete:
100 star jumps
100 mountain climbers
100 crunches
100 squats
100 burpes

I am going to revisit this challenge every week and see what the numbers do.

The gym was really really tough for me today. I had to put those clothes on and there was no where to hide and it was humiliating …. really …. humiliating. But I stopped at one point and thought these people don’t know me and they don’t know my journey.  I can’t let my fear of them and what they are thinking of me stop me from reaching my goals.

The humiliaiton of the gym was nicely rounded off with my 28 day fat loss weigh in which happened tonight. It’s a program that I have signed up to do for the next 28 days… when I got home and Paul asked what the initial weigh in results where.. I lied and dropped a few digits. I couldn’t face telling him the truth
.. but this is it the first line in the sand.

The starting mark.

Day 2 tomorrow…. I’m ready for you!!

100 Repetitions of Hell #1

Just a taste

I already know what my biggest hurdle will be (aside from the fact that I am just plain greedy!): it’s the ‘just a taste’ mentality. Just a bite of this, mouthful of that, slice, nibble, mouthful… One of my goals for the 160 countdown is to knock this firmly on the head.

I know they say a little of what you fancy does you good … but for me it doesn’t. Because just a taste invariably leads to … and a bit more… and just more mouthful and.. oh sod it well it might as well be the while thing now… and then the damage is done.

Yesterday we didn’t leave the two lovely sofas in our home. We sat and stuffed our faces silly and watched film after film after TV show (just discovered Netflix and House of Cards!) .. and it was lovely…  but as my tummy got bigger and I got more and more bloated. I had to ask myself… am I really enjoying this? Really? …and honestly the answer was no (and yes a little bit). But…

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I know that the real punishment won’t be the bloated tummy for the first few hours when you feel SO full it will be the expanded hips and waistline a week later…. I am already finding that hardly any of my clothes will squeeze over my chubby post Christmas body.. and again I have to ask myself. Was it really worth it? The mouthful of Christmas cake, the box of chocolates (just one.. oh sod it let’s just finish the box) the mince pies, bread, ham……  no Lucy.  I promise you faithfully … and remember this now

IT IS NEVER WORTH IT!!!!

There it’s been said now, and this is all about no excuses for 160. So I am putting that in my pocket for later when I need a gentle reminder.

Today is going to be a hard day for me cause I am heading for the gym, and it won’t be the exercise that hurts. It will be putting on my gym kit and seeing all the fat splurging out …. and then worrying constantly that everyone is looking at the fat girl. It’s going to be uncomfortable and very difficult,  and one day of exercise won’t make it easier…. but its the first step on a 160 day journey. Here we go.

Just a taste

Goodbye Brown Food

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Just tucking into a plate of brown food… and thinking … am I really going to miss this?

….no…..no I wont….I am ready to start this journey… ready to leave the brown food and the sluggish, sit on the sofa and do nothing feelings behind. Tomorrow January 2nd I am ready for you….. I am ready to leave this shell of hibernation behind. Lucy of 2015… i am coming to get you…. and I am excited to meet you and see what we can achieve together. So today…. today we say goodbye to the brown food (just one more sausage roll first though…..)

Goodbye Brown Food

Out with the old

Ding dong, ding dong…. 2014 draws to a close today. I wonder how many people are having a wacky idea like me and setting up a blog for their ‘new and improved’ 2015 to be… Well I have an increased motivation this year as in 160 days (as of tomorrow Jan 1st) I will be getting MARRIED.

My goal is to perform some form of exercise or other for the next 160 days NO excuses, come sunshine or rain….as someone who is not a big fan of exercise this is no easy feat. But, the goal is set. The blog is created …. there is no where to hide.

Here’s to the next 160.

Out with the old