I Lost A Stone

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Friday, February 03, 2017

I've been meaning to post something about my fitness kick for a while now but kept forgetting, as I hit a weight goal recently I figured now is a good time to do it.

Before I start I want to clarify the fact I don't think I'm fat and need to lose weight, I'm by no means a size 6 but I'm not big either... but I wanted to tone up and get fit and losing a little weight is never a bad thing when done responsibly.

Getting fit is something I have been trying to do for a few years now but the novelty always wears off or something gets in the way and I end up back at square one. This time I have made it more of a lifestyle change and not a phase.


Mid June 2016 I made the decision to become Vegetarian... It's a little more than that though, I avoided "most" dairy too. I am now fully vegan.

I found this made a huge difference to my general wellbeing, I lost weight and I felt better for it. 

The idea of giving up meat has been something I've toyed with for a long time, I've seen all the documentaries and posts from PETA, the plan is to be vegan eventually. I tried this the back end of 2015 without really any knowledge or guidance and didn't succeed any longer than a month.

This time I want to slowly break myself away from the habits, this way I WILL succeed.


Along with the huge diet changes I have made sure I keep up with my fitness routines, even if I need to buy some new funky leggings to keep me motivated! 

My routine changes now and then but it's mainly the same every week, the only thing that stops me is being ill and aching too much from whatever workout I did the day before. Here is my current week workout plan:

Monday

Walk on my Lunch Break
Abs Class

Tuesday

Run 4km on my Lunch Break

Wednesday

Walk on my Lunch Break
Circuits Class

Thursday

Walk on my Lunch Break
Body Conditioning Class

Friday

Run on my lunch break

Saturday and/or Sunday

A Long Walk/Trek Through The Mud Somewhere!


So when I started this journey in June I weighed about 10 Stone, the weight dropped off me quite a bit when I first gave up meat and all the rest, I was also doing the 2 runs a week in my lunch break but I still wasn't quite happy with myself so in the new year I started going back to my favourite classes at my gym.

I also bought a Fitbit in September, this I found really motivated me to get moving! Not only could I see how little steps I was doing on a normal day but also I began a food diary. Even though I wasn't eating meat I was still consuming a lot of food haha!!

I walk to and from the gym too which is a 2 mile walk each way! Great for the Fitbit steps ;-)


It has been a slightly slow process but I'm soo pleased with my progress and it motivates me to keep going... I have finally got to just under 9 stone.

In hindsight I wish I had documented this process properly from the start with before and after pictures...

Now I just want to tone up and keep bettering myself and maybe share workout idea, outfits and much more.





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