Here's my first post on here. I decided that I really do need to start exercising more and eating smaller portions in the hopes of losing some weight. I used to be a slim individual who took dance classes a few times a week. When I started college and came to the end (due to age) of my time at my dance school, I started gaining weight bit by bit. Five years on, I have put on around four stone...
My mother's diabetic (type 2) and keeps harping on about how she doesn't want me to become diabetic too. It can be quite frustrating and can grate on me sometimes when she (and other family members) make comments about my weight, but I know that they are only concerned.
Now I've graduated from university (a few years in which I wasn't as happy as I should have been), I have the time and the motivation to actually do something about the weight I've put on and get back to being active again. I'm hoping it will get me feeling more energised too, as I have felt so tired and apathetic over the past few years.
Tomorrow, I'm off to the gym for the first time in ever (the one time I went at college for the induction doesn't count). I want to get into swimming and up my fitness. I have problems with my knees, so I thought swimming would be a better idea (and more enjoyable personally) than running, which can put quite a bit of strain on them.
I'm going to try to reduce my portion sizes too and eat more healthily! I've been a vegetarian since 2006, but still don't eat as much veg (and fruit) as I should do.
Good luck to everyone else, and here goes!