Cutting the string

Post kick-fit update

Well needless to say I didn’t have the energy to blog Friday night, post kick-fit.

The class was really good, but really hard going in places. Now I know I’m not fit, but I didn’t realise how badly unfit I still am.

It started off with walking, stretching, some light jogging (which felt to me more like running!), some other aerobic moves and OMG …… burpees! Now I CANNOT do burpees at all. I have zero upper body strength, heavy boobs and I could only do a few before having to stop. Apparently burpees are a regular part of the class though so I am clearly going to have to shape up or ship out. I may start practising in the week…. once I stop hurting!

The boxing element of the class was great, I’m a big fan of getting the frustration out!

We also did a little circuit training which was fun, required effort but didn’t completely kill me, and I found a great exercise to tone up the old bingo wings!

Aching like a bitch yesterday and today – mostly in my arms and shoulders! Hopefully I will be fully recovered ready to go again on Friday!

xxx

Cutting the string update

Hello lovelies!

I have been neglecting my blog a lot lately and for that I am sorry. I have been pretty much working non-stop setting up my business and work orders have been coming in thick and fast. It’s also been Easter holidays and so my terrors have been at home for over a fortnight, meaning I have been struggling to keep all the balls in the air.

We haven’t done a weigh in in a little while as the weight loss seems to have plateaued and it was getting depressing only seem very small amounts each week, so instead we decided to weigh in less often at the moment. I am going to do my next weigh in on Monday 11th May so just about 3 weeks away, and hopefully I will have a significant loss to report. Fear not though, I am still hovering somewhere between 12st 12 and 13st 1lb which is where I have been for the last month. The string of this yoyo is still firmly cut!

The plateau has been a little hard going to say the least, I keep trying not to feel like crap and then something happens and I still feel like a whale. However today I tried on most of my summer clothes ready for my holiday in May and I was extremely pleased to see that the shorts I was wearing last summer are now falling down……

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That has given me a massive boost and I am happy to resign these pairs to the charity bag! I can also get on my size 14 denim shorts that I love again, so am really pleased about that too!

I have fallen off the exercise wagon due to lack of time the last month or so, but I am determined to make even just 20 mins every day for a little bit of cardio or resistance training.

I will see you back here on the 11th May where I will hopefully be reporting a nice weight loss!

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Dee xoxoxox

Another weigh in…..

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Weigh ins have been a little hit and miss lately with one thing and another, so I thought I had still better do an update!

Unfortunately I have just been too busy to get back on the exercise wagon, but the weight is still slipping away, albeit a little slower, so I’m not too worried. Hopefully when work quietens down a bit then I will have a bit more time on my hands!

My WLJ

5th January       14st 10 3/4lb

12th January     14st 1 3/4lb        loss 9lbs!

19th January     13st 12 1/2lb      loss 3 1/4lb

26th January     13st 9 1/2lb       loss 3lb

2nd February     13st 8 1/4lb       loss 1 1/4lb

9th February      13st 5 1/4lb      loss 3lb

16th February    13st 3 1/2lb      loss 1 1/4lb

23rd February    13st 6lbs          gain 2 1/2lb

28th February    13st 2.5lbs       loss 3.5lbs

10th March         13st 1.5lbs      loss 1lb

23rd March         12st 13lb         loss 2.5lb

Hubby’s WLJ

5th January       22st 2 1/2lb

12th January     21st 4 1/2lb      loss 12lbs!

19th January     20st 13 1/4lb    loss 5 1/4 lb

26th January     20st 10 1/2lb    loss 2 3/4 lb

2nd February    20st 10 1/4lb    loss 1/4lb

9th February     20st 5 1/4lb      loss 5lbs

16th February   19st 13 1/4lb    loss 6lbs!

23rd February   20st 1 1/4lbs    gain 2lbs

28th February   19st 10 1/4lbs  loss 5lbs

10th March        19st 13 1/4lbs  gain 3lbs

23rd March        19st 5 3/4lbs    loss 7 1/2lbs

I’m so pleased to be back in the 12s, even if it is only just! It’s 8 weeks until I go to Tenerife with the girls so I am really really going to try and see an 11 on the scales by the time I go!!!

Week 9 Weigh In

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Wow I completely forgot to weigh in yesterday as I have been really busy working on a couple of new projects! Anyway, here it is!

My WLJ

5th January       14st 10 3/4lb

12th January     14st 1 3/4lb        loss 9lbs!

19th January     13st 12 1/2lb      loss 3 1/4lb

26th January     13st 9 1/2lb       loss 3lb

2nd February     13st 8 1/4lb       loss 1 1/4lb

9th February      13st 5 1/4lb      loss 3lb

16th February    13st 3 1/2lb      loss 1 1/4lb

23rd February    13st 6lbs          gain 2 1/2lb

28th February    13st 2.5lbs       loss 3.5lbs

10th March         13st 1.5lbs      loss 1lb            total loss to date: 22 and 3/4 lbs

Hubby’s WLJ

5th January       22st 2 1/2lb

12th January     21st 4 1/2lb      loss 12lbs!

19th January     20st 13 1/4lb    loss 5 1/4 lb

26th January     20st 10 1/2lb    loss 2 3/4 lb

2nd February    20st 10 1/4lb    loss 1/4lb

9th February     20st 5 1/4lb      loss 5lbs

16th February   19st 13 1/4lb    loss 6lbs!

23rd February   20st 1 1/4lbs    gain 2lbs

28th February   19st 10 1/4lbs  loss 5lbs

10th March        19st 13 1/4lbs  gain 3lbs      total loss to date: 31 1/4lbs

Had a little bit of a blip as we decided to go out for a Mother’s Day meal a week early (I hate going out on special occasions like that as its always so busy and you have to wait and hour for your food, not great with two young and impatient mouths to feed!).

Anyway, back on track again now foodwise although am really struggling to fit in time to exercise as I have been really busy working for some new clients every spare minute!  Am really hoping to see as 12 on the scales next week, fingers crossed!

Run you slag!! 



That was me this morning! It’s a pretty good start to the week, especially considering I only got about 4 hours sleep. 

My car needed fixing and my husbands garage is about a fifteen minute walk from my kids school so we went into work with hubby and then walked to the school. I decided as it was bright and sunny to walk/jog the 2.5 miles home again. Oh my god it was hard, and it took about 45 minutes but I still did it! 

I saw this online over the weekend :





And do you know what – it’s totally true. It doesn’t matter how fast you run, what matters is that you do!

Aching like hell now but it’s definitely worth it! Actions speak louder than words! 

Cutting the String – Progress Pic

So, as some of you that follow our weigh-ins may know, I was a little disappointed with less than 2lbs off this week. I know its better to lose the weight slowly, but I am impatient and sometimes I feel a bit like this…..

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I didn’t want to lose the motivation I usually get from seeing a good loss, so I was thinking what I could do to keep my spirits up, particularly as this week is half term and it is notoriously tricky to eat well when the kids are off – and they eat constantly! It’s also tricky to find time to do my dvds, and I will be re-starting week 2 of c25k, but not til next week when the kids are back, so I wont get much exercise opportunity this week.

So I decided to do my first progression pic as I have got to 21lbs/one and a half stones off….

And here it is:

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Actually seeing this makes me feel so much better. I can’t actually believe how massive my stomach was before. Whilst I still have around 60lbs to lose to get to my goal weight, I can already see a noticeable difference in my stomach, arse and back fat.

I may print this pic out and stick it on the fridge to further my motivation!

Look out for another progression picture, probably at 35/42lbs loss!

Thanks for your continued support!

Week 6 Weigh In

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Thanks for stopping by to check out how we have got on this week!

My WLJ

5th January       14st 10 3/4lb

12th January     14st 1 3/4lb        loss 9lbs!

19th January     13st 12 1/2lb      loss 3 1/4lb

26th January     13st 9 1/2lb       loss 3lb

2nd February     13st 8 1/4lb       loss 1 1/4lb

9th February      13st 5 1/4lb      loss 3lb

16th February    13st 3 1/2lb      loss 1 1/4lb            Total loss to date: 21 1/4lbs

Hubby’s WLJ

5th January       22st 2 1/2lb

12th January     21st 4 1/2lb      loss 12lbs!

19th January     20st 13 1/4lb    loss 5 1/4 lb

26th January     20st 10 1/2lb    loss 2 3/4 lb

2nd February    20st 10 1/4lb    loss 1/4lb

9th February     20st 5 1/4lb      loss 5lbs

16th February   19st 13 1/4lb    loss 6lbs!         Total loss to date: 31 1/4lbs

Massive well done to my hubby who has already managed to crack into the 19stone bracket this week, despite even having a couple of beers Tuesday night! I am feeling a little down about such a small loss again this week, that elusive 12 on the scales seems a long way away still at this rate. It’s half term this week too which is always a little hard on the diet as the kids are constantly hungry and snacking! Still, going to try and continue being strong.

Thanks for your continued support!