At the beginning of July I set some personal goals, one of them was to lose a few pounds. As of yet, I have done nothing about it and we are almost at the end of the month! I recognise that if I’m going to make progress I need more motivation and accountability! Each Wednesday I will be linking up with Rebecca from Becca Blogs it Out to share my weight loss and fitness progress through Weigh in Wednesday. We’d love you to join in! You can find the link at the bottom of this post.
My Starting Weight
This is the scary bit isn’t it! My starting weight.
As of today, July 25th 2018, I weigh 13st 12lbs.
My measurements are as follows:
- chest: 105cm / 41″
- waist: 86cm / 34″
- hips: 114cm / 45″
- bum: 121cm / 48″
- arm: 36cm / 14″
- leg: 72cm / 28″
As a 5’4″ tall, 27 year old this makes me overweight. Even my doctor brought it up with me the last time I went in for an appointment. When he put my weight into the system a little red box popped up on his screen telling him it was a concern. That was pleasant.
What I find funny, is whilst sometimes I do feel a bit chunky, most of the time I feel fine. The only time I personally struggle is when I have to pick an outfit for an occasion or a night out. Then I freeze!
I have set my wedding day (May next year) as my goal date, but honestly I would like to reach a healthy weight that I know is good for my body and maintain it. Sometimes that can be the trickiest part!
Changes I Could Make to Progress
As I am starting from zero, this is an easy one. I need to eat better and move more. That’s the simple version anyway!
I don’t eat that badly during my main meals, but I love my sweet treats and snacks. Especially on days when the hormones are flying. I’m going to begin by being more conscious of my choices when I’m emotional, pausing before I reach for the chocolate and biscuits. Avoiding buying these in the first place will help me a great deal.
I’m also going to make an effort to be more active. Currently, working from home, I get in very few steps each day. My starting goal will be 2000 daily steps. This will sound like nothing to a lot of you, but it works for me and my normal routine. It will be increasing, don’t worry!
Thoughts for this Week
I know that if I jump into this with all the gusto I have, I’ll run out of drive quickly. I’m going to begin with small changes first. Being more mindful of what I’m eating and drinking instead of just unconsciously eating my way through the cupboards.