After deciding last week that I wasn’t going to weigh in every week, I honestly wondered whether to bother doing these weekly updates anymore. For two reasons really – firstly, I wasn’t sure people would still want to read these blog posts knowing that there wouldn’t be an official ‘results’ section, at least not insofar as pounds lost, and secondly, Mince Pie Season #MPS has arrived and I’m struggling.
But then I realised a few things. I like writing this weekly posts, I like ‘talking’ to you. And it keeps me accountable because I know some of you have invested time in reading about how I’m getting on, so it doesn’t seem fair to just stop like that. I find it quite cathartic looking back at what my week has been like each week, for better and for worse, and I know you appreciate my honesty.
But it hasn’t been a great week. It started out well – gym on Monday, and I dragged my friend Sarah along, so we did a session together. I made up a little circuit for us of barbell, dumbbells and really enjoyed it. Spin Tuesday, and Zumba Wednesday. But then it all went a little tits up to be honest.
I had a real flare up of my old lady Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot whilst at Zumba and was in agony. That, coupled with my PC (Phantom Cycle) whereby my boobs are in absolute agony, I decided to rest for the next two days. Which then ended up being four days. So now I’m sat here on Sunday, full up on mince pies and Quality Street, feeling pretty rubbish. (Although my foot feels a lot better.)
So sadly, I think I may need to give my beloved Zumba up in the New Year. It was this high impact exercise that caused the foot issue in the first place, but it’s been so good for me in so many other ways, I’ll be really sorry to have to give it up. I’m going to give it one more go next Wednesday, the last class before Christmas, and see how I feel afterwards.
BEFORE THE MINCE PIES CAME OUT:
And the whole Christmas food thing. I knew I would relax a little over Christmas, but I had planned for that to only be for about 3-4 days, not start two weeks before Christmas! I hate the fact the guilt is creeping back in … IT’S CHRISTMAS FFS! Why shouldn’t I relax my diet for a little while? Because it’s a ruddy slippery slope, that’s why, and I’m worried I’m going to fall back into bad habits.
Urgh. I hate feeling like this. I think it’s because I get very emotional around Christmas-time, with Mum not being here, and it’ll be the one year ‘anniversary’ of starting this journey on Boxing Day and it’s making me nervous for some reason.
I’m rambling, sorry. I’m being distracted by the horror that is the fourth Transformer film being watched by Dexter in the background, and there’s another mince pie with my name on it. See what I mean? I’ve broken the mince pie seal and it cannot be undone.
Ho hum … it’ll be a good Christmas and I’m really looking forward to spending it with my family this year. I don’t really eat cheese at any other time of the year (weirdo), so I’m looking forward to getting my cheese board on, and the bottles of Aperol that have been collecting dust over the Autumn, yeah, they’ll be drunk.
LUSH NEW LIPSTICK – AND WEARING ACTUAL CLOTHES (NOT GYM STUFF!):
So in terms of results, I measured myself after four days of not going to the gym and two days of eating off-plan, I’ve remained the same. Boobs and tummy are bloated, but that’s as much the time of the month, but it’s amazing how crappy it makes you feel. I wore actual clothes to my Costa date with my BFF yesterday (as opposed to gym gear) … just leggings, knee-length boots and a (size 14) jumper, and I felt really good.
So no harm done. I’m going to do as much as I can this week, or rather as much as I feel like, and know that this is all about the bigger picture. This whole thing is for life, not just for Christmas haha!
Hope you all have a great week – I may well weigh-in next Saturday, or I might not, I’m not sure. I know that the stress of weighing in each week doesn’t help me, so we’ll see. But please do all stay tuned in nonetheless … I’ll miss you if you leave!
* I listen to a Thinking Slimmer Slimpod every night – click HERE for more information.