It's January, you know that month where we all suddenly decide we need to get fit and start eating healthy. Well I too am jumping on the band wagon, it's time that this old couch potato finally got fit.
This time last year I was saying almost the exact same thing but I was lacking something, well two things actually, will power and focus.
I haven't been shy about putting photos of my body on my blog in the past but this year I feel more embarrassed and I'm not willing to put those images out there just yet, however the photo I took this morning has certainly given me a huge kick up the bum to actually quite moaning about my body and instead to do something about it.
So what's my plan?
Exercise wise I've dusted off my trainers and dug out the exercise dvds from their hiding place. I have set my alarm for 6.30am every day so that I can do my workouts first thing. This means a) no kids to get in the way. b) There is no excuse to put it off til "later".
I'm starting slow and steady with a mix of workouts including the 30 day shred and Davina's Intense dvd. My aim is to slowly mix this in with weights and running. My thinking is that if I keep varying what exercises I'm doing that I won't get bored.
Food wise I'm cutting down on the amount of junk food eaten, I have also decided to set myself a meal plan each week. Something else to focus on.
This week I am having :
Overnight oats each day topped up with fruit, I'll pop a recipe for this up on my blog shortly. I'm having a green tea with breakfast every day, great for weight loss.
I am having a different tinned soup with a ryvita cracker to dip in it.
Monday : Stir fry with turkey strips cooked in chilli oil.
Tuesday : Omlette with turkey rashers.
Wedensday : Sweet potato with tuna and salad.
Thursday : Pepper stuffed with cous cous.
Friday : Fish accompanied by new potatoes and peas.
Saturday : Jacket potato and beans.
Sunday : Chicken and avocado salad.
Drink wise, I'm cutting out everything like alcohol, fizzy etc. Just one green tea a day and then as much water as I can manage.
This probably all sounds fairly simple but I also know that it works, I just need to stick with it for longer than a month!!
I've also joined a facebook group with some fellow bloggers, hopefully we can keep each other motivated enough to reach our goals.