I've never been in the best of shape and for as long as I can remember I've been unhealthy, unfit and overweight! On Thursday (14th June) I'll be turning 20 and in September I'll be starting a degree in Early Childhood Studies, and with all these life changes happening (my family and I are currently moving from the midlands to North Devon!) I finally feel ready to make other changes in my life!
I'm currently on the Slimming World diet, I know there are a lot of opinions on diets like this but it works, my Mum has lost 8 and a half stone over 3 years, slowly but surely and this has encouraged me to finally do something about my weight, I'm 5 foot 2 (+ an important half inch) and I'm currently 16 stone 1.5 pounds (starting weight 16 stone 11 and a half pounds), so I have a long way to go! I've always eaten pretty healthily when it comes to meals, I enjoy healthy food, but I'm a binge eater when I'm bored and that's where all the problems started! I've read on this site that weight loss doesn't happen for a lot of people who are doing this and that's ok, I'd rather be overweight and getting fit than overweight and half dead at the top of a flight of stairs!
So today I ventured out of my house for the first time in joggers I didn't know I still owned and trainers I've hardly ever worn, ipod and water in tow, and stupidly I didn't use my hayfever spray before I left the house and walked to a place surrounded by freshly cut grass! So my chest was tight before I even began, not a great idea! I only managed 15 minutes of the first podcast (excluding the talking at the beginning) so I think that was 3 60 second runs? But I'm quite please with that, I'm hoping next time I go out I'll be without a hayfever tightened chest and it might be a little easier!
Almost a year ago while in North Devon I walked up a really steep hill and almost threw up I was so out of breath, I ended up walking back down and going back to the house where we were staying, before I leave for university in September I am DETERMINED to walk up that hill without wanting to give up and without feeling as unfit and ashamed as I did in that moment.
Not all of my blogs will be this long I'm sure, but once I get going apparently I can't stop haha!