Starting on Monday!

I'm 17 and weigh 8st10lb, however I'm only 5ft2in and lets just say I'm no longer the smallest - well I think so anyway. I'm 18 in 2 weeks and am determined to loose weight before I go to university in Mid-September. I was part of a pantomime for 12 weeks between November 2014 and February 2015, so I was dancing for 8-10 hours a day, every day during the 2 weeks of rehearsals and then 6 hours a day 3-5 times a week during performance season. This was on top of my usual 10 hours of dance classes a week, in A Level Dance, my dance school outside Sixth Form and other rehearsals for school displays, so I could afford to eat rubbish as I knew I would dance it off within the next few hours! I ended up getting rid of about 12 hours of dance a week since panto and my dance practical work for A Level Dance has finished, as well as getting rid of one evening of dance to make more space for revision! After GCSE exams a few years ago I started eating a lot of junk food and have been trying to stop, because I know that is the source of the problem, along with not taking as many formal dance classes. I'm going to start the 12 week plan on Monday and I need to stick at it! Race for Life is motivating me to get running too. I can easily run 3.5km even if I don't run for a couple of months, which is handy! I did RforL last year too and managed to cram all the training into the 2 weeks before hand so I know I can easily add 1.5km on in my 3 week deadline! Any top tips on cutting out snacks in between meals?? (I'm a sucker for anything sweet!)

Sophie x

2 Replies

  • I'm the same height as you but older and you're at my target weight! I have health problems, which means I'm best off with some weight on me though. By the sound of it, with your activity levels, you should work out if you need to lose weight based on your measurements, rather than your actual weight. You probably have a lot of muscle tone accounting for the weight, which you might not want to lose. Picking back up your exercise levels post-exams/panto could help resolve it, and the Race 4 Life is a great motivation. You've got plenty of time before uni starts to exercise just try watching what you eat a bit more too seen as you know junk food is your Achilles heel! Try replacing bad snacks, such as crisps and chocolate, with healthy alternatives such as fruit and veg.

  • I tend to want to snack when in not fully occupied., so I do a craft, have a bath or paint my nails to distract myself

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