Monday, 29 January 2018

My Health and Fitness Journey Commences

This week marks the beginning of change for me. Come Wednesday, I'm allowed to start exercising properly again and in preparation, I weighed myself and was extremely surprised by the number on the scale.

This time last year I was starting my weight-loss journey weighing a shameful 117.2kg. I set myself a
small goal to lose 10kg, with the overall goal to eventually get down to around 70kg-75kg. In just a couple of months I'd dropped down to 109kg; but then I plateaued. I was calorie counting to ensure I wasn't consuming too much and I was hitting the gym at least three times a week, yet the weight kept fluctuating between 109kg-110kg. Being so close to my first target and failing to lose any more, my motivation started to drop and I began feeling increasingly frustrated. We were about to start trying for a baby and I'd hope to be out of the triple digits before I conceived. I expected it to take us many months to fall pregnant but it happened first try. My final weigh-in before I discovered I was pregnant was 109.6kg and at my first midwife appointment I weighed in at 110.5kg. I didn't weigh myself again until the end of the pregnancy when the gestational diabetes set in. My heaviest weight during the pregnancy was 118.6kg. I couldn't weigh myself straight after Flynn was born as conveniently the battery in our scales had died. I eventually got a new battery and weighed myself. 105.3kg! Not only am I 4.3kg lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight but I also finally smashed that first weight-loss target!

That brings us to today. Today is when my health and fitness journey properly commences. I wanted to say it was my weight loss journey that was beginning but this is more than just losing weight. I don't just want to slim down to my goal weight; I want to be living a healthier lifestyle, I want to be and feel physically fit and I want to be a better role model for my children. Today I start moving towards accomplishing my fitness goals for the year and I am so excited! I can't wait to start smashing my goals!

Until next time,
Alli xo


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