So I've just finished my second week of the NHS 12 week plan. I lost 2.5lbs this week and an inch and a half off my waist, so it's safe to say that I am a happy bunny! My boyfriend was visiting this weekend and he said he could see the change and also liked that I'm becoming happier in myself. Even if it's slowly at the moment, you have to start somewhere! His support is really helpful when I'm struggling to stick to my diet and he's really proud of what I've already managed to achieve in just two weeks. For any dieters out there who are struggling, the support from a loved one, family member or friend is a huge help! If you haven't told anyone yet that you're on a diet or even that you're trying to be healthier, I highly recommend it. Telling people keeps you motivated to prove that you can do it, they're able to give you support and advice if you're struggling at all and you can share your achievements with them too.
I joined the gym last week as well, I have my first of 5 induction appointments tomorrow which help them come up with a plan that's right for me. All their fitness classes are included in the price as well so I can give them all a try and see if I enjoy any of them. Having set classes really helps me get motivated with exercise, trying to tackle it on my own is where I start having problems. My sister has joined with me though so hopefully we'll be able to motivate each other to go if we just want a blast in the gym, rather than a class.
The end of this week has been a little difficult, I did sway from my diet a little and eat some chocolate (oops) but I did at least only allow myself a small amount. I've changed some of the foods I'm going to eat this week so hopefully that will keep me interested and motivated but most importantly, away from the chocolate!!
That's week 2, check in next week to see how I got on with week 3
To all my fellow dieters out there: Keep going! Even small achievements are achievements, you can do this!