So after my first post I have had over 250 views of my blog which is fab!- thanks for all the support, it makes me feel better that I have a reason to kick my eating & weight problems and that I’m not just being ‘silly’. Which is the reason why I don’t talk about it to people very often spesh my family who I think are probably sick of me by now!
Anyway today has been awesome! I started the day (NOT weighing my self) but with a PT session with my fab trainer Dave@ (Dave’s Elite Boxercise!
I get so excited for my PT sessions because Dave pushes me so much harder than I do myself and he believes (as do I) that women should be strong not skinny it is a very positive half hour! our usual workout consists of;
Clean and press
Everything is aimed at increasing strength and working the whole body not just ‘losing weight’.
I am very competitive and always want to better my self, so I set myself a squat challenge!On my own I usually squat 35kg, but with Dave’s guidance I really pushed the limits and reached my NEW PB of 57kg wooooo! Here’s a picture for proof!
I was literally bouncing around the room and was ecstatic alllll the way home! I really really really tried not to weigh myself but I felt so good I though it won’t be that bad… And I had actually lost 1lb! Which is great.
But because I have lost a pound it makes me feel like ARRR HELP I CANT EAT ANYTHING ‘BAD ‘ NOW! But I quickly tried to stop the thought and replaced it with’ I need to re fuel! ‘( it was now 11.30am and I hadn’t eaten anything yet).
Best brekkie! I wanted chorizo but the calorie counter in me said No!
On a positive note though(it’s been a good day) I fitted back in my size 8s today so that was another milestone because I actually weigh more than I did when I couldn’t fit in my 8s!
I’m trying to focus on FUELLING my body so it’s in the best condition to work out and perform!
SOOOOO many girls believe that they can get by eating toast for breakfast and doing loads of cardio to lose weight.
I’ve tried this…it doesn’t work! Eventually you hit a wall and are stuck…i know I’ve tried it all! The only thing that has worked so far is
Carb Back Loading and HIIT training at least 3 x a week in between my other workouts. Check it out if you’ve also plateaued. It’s really effective but can be restrictive which is the main problem for me! I deprive myself constantly which means eating is like a treat and I talk about it alllllllll the time and do everyone’s head in! A lot of the time I feel exhausted and feel like I need a break from myself !
The only thing Ive been pulled up on today , was worrying about having a MILK cappuccino because the place didn’t have A dairy alternative, I get scared that it’s going to make me fat if I have one. But Dave just said EMILY and I soon shut up and realised that I am actually being silly and that I have worked hard at PT so a little bit of milk will not ruin my entire diet.(I’m obviously trying to talk myself into believing this as you can tell). Oh well I have not let it cloud my thoughts for the day! Instead I have gotten excited about our new TYRE workout.
Dave has acquired a massive tyre to throw around for himself and a baby one for me….I can’t wait to try them out ! So if you see any weirdos unloading massive tyres out of a ford transit in cat nab car park at 6am it’s just us! Feel free to join in haha! 😉 >
Oh yeah check out this page: Strong is the new skinny it really defines why women need to focus on being healthy and strong and not skinny and waif like! Like it on Facebook the stuff they post is inspirational! Such as this;
I have discussed things in length with Dave (he is very patient!) and we’ve worked out that one of the causes of my eating disorder and obsession with food and weight is probably that I’ve been off uni for a while, work part time and work for myself.
I am not distracting myself enough, and when I am working, it’s usually on my own on my laptop so hopefully after uni I will bag myself a little Food Marketing job in a small office with fun people!
And after this last ‘dull September’ week I am freeeeeeee to say YES to social things revolving around food, so let’s see how that goes- I still can’t say yes to staying in and getting takeaway, I get anxious even thinking about it and always try my best to change the plans (i am terrified of being in that situation) but a conclusion might be to cook for my friends instead?! I’m sure they would prefer that anyway hehe!
I am actually going out this evening for a drink! I have limited myself to 1 alcoholic beverage, ( if I drink I eat so am scared to do it), but it is progress!
My goal for the week is not to weigh myself again until this time next week, I am going to try really really hard not to!
Let me know if you have any tips or if you have experienced these problems before please comment below, I need help with other ways to keep off those scales and keep positive!
Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!
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