After losing quite a bit of weight in 2013 and keeping it off I have put half of it back on over the Christmas period :( gutted! I'm not happy with how my body looks and don't feel comfortable wearing fitted clothes or wearing tank tops in the gym. On a more positive note, I felt amazing fitting into some clothes I couldn't fit into in 2012 as they were on the tight side, I could then fit into a pair of size 10 trousers effortlessly when I lost weight last year and was buzzing!!! You really don't realise how much weight you have lost until you try old clothes on and look at old photos showing a much bigger version of you. So now it's 2014, new year new me, it's time to lose that weight I put on plus MORE!
ABOUT MY BODY AND FITNESS...
During Christmas I stopped going to the gym but have now rejoined (thank the lord!) I go to around 5-6 gym classes per week (Bodypump, kettlebell, Bodycombat and Spinning) I can usually eat really healthy but when it comes to the night time I get bored, gain cravings of bad food, sometimes I cave in and eat something (then feel guilty/fat/angry/upset/furious/bloated afterwards) and sometimes I don't cave in... have a glass of water then go to bed and feel amazing the next morning (no bloating, feel proud of myself for not eating late at night and feel motivated to carry on) I totally wish I could have this willpower 24/7 but unfortunately I don't.
I'm quite short at 5'4" and have short legs with wide hips and a round bum so I do look very bottom heavy which sometimes is annoying because I can't really wear many nice things in summer to show off my legs because I can look stumpy. I love wearing skinny jeans but they have to be cut off at a certain length otherwise it looks like I have cankles :( my legs are the worst part of my body and I'd do anything to have a nice set of pins that look good in the skinniest jeans, nice short dresses and skirts. However, I am quite lucky as I have good definition in my upper body (arms, shoulders and back) I do have a little bit of excess fat on my back and under my arms but they can be easily removed with a good/clean diet. I know I'll never have slim legs but I'm proud of having a slimmer upper body and can wear nice strapless/backless dresses which some people wouldn't have the balls to wear. It's just crazy how all these celebrities and models look so perfect yet theres normal girls like me all over the world who will never really be happy with their body and don't have that willpower/motivation... also not forgetting all these celebs have personal trainers, professional makeup artists, hair stylists etc to make them look their best. But then again, we always want what we can't have.... but who says you CAN'T have your dream body? It's all about motivation, changing your eating habits, eating clean and having a healthy lifestyle.
GOALS FOR 2014...
My main goal for 2014 is to be the fittest and healthiest I have ever been, I will continue to go to the gym and do the classes I enjoy but will eat very healthy. I will cut down on carbs (not cut out completely but cut down on them) and eat more fruit, veg and drink 2litres of water per day. I will do this by using the Celebrity Slim program which I have used a couple of times previously, it's the best program I've ever used and it works amazingly well. I will start off doing it for 2 weeks and will update you on my progress, I have took some before photos and took my measurements to compare so keep a look out for those!
My main goal is to fit into size 10 skinny jeans and be a size 8 on top... I'm going to work very hard and not skip the gym, eat smaller portions and cut out the naughty takeaways and fast food. I have gave up alcohol and will only drink it on special occasions (eg. a birthday or wedding) I don't enjoy alcohol at all so it will be easy for me.
I also need to stop eating when I feel bored, instead go for a glass of water or a cup of green tea... thats how I put the weight on over Christmas by overeating and ordering greasy takeaways etc. IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!! Having a treat every now and again is fine so I will allow myself a treat whether it's a takeaway, a big bowl of pasta, a large Dominos pizza or some chocolate but it won't be every week, probably every 2-3 weeks.
FIT FOR 2014!
I started the Celebrity Slim program this week so will report back after the two weeks and take photos/measurements to show progress. I'm hoping to feel comfortable in fitted clothing again by March.
Have you got any fitness or weight loss goals for the New Year? Let me know in the comment box!