Monday, 2 September 2013

LIFE: Weight Loss and Finding Balance


Four weeks into my change into becoming more active and healthier, I've been finding and adopting the method that works for me. To make a lifestyle change and to make it one that can be easy to stick to and importantly, enjoyable I've accepted it all comes down to finding what works for you. Culling sugar and having two hour daily workout sessions may work for some, but it would never work for me. I love food, I love a take out pizza, i'm somewhat lazy, I accept this and i'm working with it in my attempt at being healthy. 

Normally I would have given up with trying to be more active three weeks ago. Now after finishing my forth I've seen a 12kg loss alongside a good couple of inches here and there. My arms are stronger, my stamina is certainly up. I'm enjoying cooking with healthier foods and seeking them out in the stores. I could wish to loose that amount every month but that would be unhealthy, I could loose it and be starved every night. But I don't want to be. 

Monday to Friday's I eat pretty well, wraps for lunch, a fruit or two and drink plenty of iced water along the way. I'm using more salads and  more vegetables, working out good calories from the bad. I've added in my calories consumed graph from the last month - the red line indicates the amount of calories I should be eating and as you can see it's a work in progress. Some days I'm way others way under, and while eating healthy is about lowering your calorie intake, it's not about culling it completely or you'll risk your health in the long term. (Also the graph doesn't show the "gained" calories from exercise, so ya know ... )

I still have a slice of toast with orange marmalade if I'm hungry come 8PM. I'll still have a cocktail or a beer on a Friday or Saturday night and we'll still eat out once a week or order a pizza. I love food to much to stop eating the "bad" stuff and if I was to cut it out completely, I'd of fallen off the wagon weeks ago. 

Moderation and balance. 

Fun workouts really help to, there's nothing worse then miserable slow workouts and two weeks ago I came across Cassey on her youtube channel Blogilates her enthusiasm is infectious and has certainly pushed me through the work out to the end. So my top three workouts that I'm going to share this week are all from her and I've certainly noticed a positive impact from doing all three;

Progress so far since 30th July;
  • Weight loss - 12kg
  • Waist - 1 1/2" loss
  • Hips - 2"
Here's to another four weeks ahead although my birthday at the end of the month may throw me off a little, but that is certainly allowed in my book!


  1. It's lovely to see that you're promoting such a healthy mentality. Healthy eating is a lifestyle so having realistic ideas of your eating habits goes a long way. I hope you do well in the run up to your birthday and enjoy delicious cake on the day x

    1. Thank you, I think i'll be welcoming the cake treat by the time it's my birthday!

  2. This is fantastic progress, 12lbs!!!!! WOW!!! Well done! I might have to take a page or two out of your book as I'm starting with my new personal trainer tomorrow!

    I've recently started my own lifestyle blog, please check it out on...

    Thanks x

    1. Haha I'm my worse personal trainer to be honest, i'm always great at finding at excuse not to exercise. Still working on that part!

  3. Great progress, congratulations! I do love Blogilates - those ab workouts are KILLER but Cassey is so cheerful you can't help but keep trying.

    1. I know what you mean, especially the ab challenges, so hard but they are worth sticking too that's for sure!

  4. Really like this post :) I always want to try tone up a bit more but I can never find the motivation - hopefully after seeing this i'll be able to grasp at some :) xxxxx