Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Weight loss journey 4 months in.

Pinch punch, it's the first of the month! May is upon us and it is hard to believe we are nearly half way through the year already. Time is moving way too quickly! I haven't even started birthday/Christmas shopping for the kids yet and I usually start that in March! I'm really falling behind this year which may make November and December a lot more stressful. For now though, let's focus on May and what it has in store for my family and I.

I thought I'd off with my weight-loss journey even though technically, I wasn't on it last month. I'm calling it an off month rather than a "I gave up and now I'm starting again" month. So that would make me 4 months into this "journey" now. I haven't weighed myself at all! I know I've not lost any weight and if anything, I've probably put weight on. I've not been eating well and I definitely haven't been more active than I needed to be. That hopefully is going to change this month though. I sat down with Jordan the other night and explained that it is too hard for me to stay focused, disciplined and motivated to eat well and be active when he is literally sitting on his arse in front of me, eating crap. He is a skinny little s**t and definitely does not need to lose weight, but I have asked him to join me on my journey to support me, motivate me and most importantly, to encourage me not to give up.

Breakfast and lunch, he can eat whatever the hell he wants; I don't care, we're rarely together for those meal times anyway. Dinner however, we're going to plan a weeks worth of healthy meals every Sunday night and stick to it. It's a lot easier for me to eat healthily if Jordan is having a healthy meal as well. Any naughty snacks of his can stay in his car, out of sight and mind for me. Sunday nights we'll also plan a weeks worth of exercise routines. On days he has off, we'll probably go for extended walks and days he is working we're going to try and fit at least 20 minute workouts into our evening. We'll do them together, whatever it is. Some days I might try and include a Zumba workout just for myself but most of the time, I'll be working out with Jordan. I've told him, it takes 21 days for something to become a habit so if we can keep up the healthy living and exercise for 3 weeks, I might be more likely to keep it going even without Jordan being on the journey too. I know it's important to have rest days and I figured those days would be the days Jordan has off work. Rather than working out, a nice gentle walk will still get me active whilst not over-exerting myself. Plus then I can rest the remainder of the day and know I still made a conscious effort.

Staying focused and committed to losing weight shouldn't be this hard but it is! It's hard to be active when all I see is my other half sitting on his back side playing video games. It's hard to eat healthy when he brings himself home naughty snacks that he shares with us all. The other week, he bought home a pack of donuts because he fancied them but then when he went to eat them, suddenly didn't feel like them. Over 2 days, I ended up eating 3 of the 5 donuts. He ate none. So him doing stuff like that, really doesn't help me. So he's promised to work on it and join me in my pursuit of losing weight. He is technically considered underweight so we're in agreement that he'll eat more calories whilst we're not together to ensure he doesn't lose any weight. In reality, he needs to be gaining weight, not losing it. Curse him and his super metabolism. Why can't I have that? This would be so much easier!

Anyway, fingers crossed that having Jordan as my weight-loss/fitness partner, will help keep me on track from this month onward.

Until next time,
Alli xo 


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