I was a regular here this time last year but things changed a lot and I'd love to get some advice.
I got to my goal weight and then some last Summer by couch 2 5K, calorie counting and using a fitbit. Though I was really impressed with my weight, I wasn't 'happy' as my strength was still non existent and my life was obsessed around calorie counting and burning them off.
Since then my weight has been going up and down and I have since put on about two stone, I don't know exactly as I daren't weigh myself. I am not at all obese or completely unfit and I am still not at the weight I started at so I know I can still pull it back and by August could be at a healthy weight again!
I'm finding it even harder at the moment as I am job hunting so most of my days are spent at home.
Exercise wise I used to really enjoy running but the motivation and confidence to go outside isn't there, not yet any how. I have a basic bike machine at home but it won't let me go at the speed I regularly cycle and I will join a gym once I'm in work as I would want to use the treadmills, weights etc. I have looked at the 30 day shred on youtube and I do have a dog that needs walking but maybe I just need to help myself to run again, and start over with the app...
In terms of the food, I know what I should and shouldn't be eating but it's easier said than done. I just don't know whether counting calories is the healthiest way for me to lose the weight again, as my OCD can take over in a bad way, but it does have good results and this time I'd know when to stop. Likewise I live with my mum who does the shopping and therefore wonder whether to start buying separate food (she goes to the gym and basically lives off chicken) so then I can cook and freeze meals etc and have calorie appropriate snacks...
Help, motivation or advice would be received greatly and if you've read this far then thank you!