Thursday, July 14, 2011

Michelle Bridges Challenge

I have had a good few weeks and I do not have gallstones which is good, still not 100% but better. I have been more aware of what I have been eating, but I have decided to kick it up a notch and complete Michelle bridges 4week challenge from her book " lose the last 5 kg".

I really feel I need something more at the moment to be more focussed. I have pre planned with scheduling next weeks meetings, personal commitments and outings, training and figuring out potential times that will be challenges. I have also gone through the recipes and written a list of what I need. I am 100% committed and it feels good. It does not mean I can lose control over the next few days but I have been trialling her workouts and they are tough- I have been sore, but the good type of sore. So I will do the pre fitness test to find out my base line so I can monitor my progress as well as do my measurements on Sunday.

I can not believe it is Friday tomorrow and half way through the month!


Monday, July 04, 2011

It has nearly been two years since my last post!

Wow how time passes!! My last blog was in August 2009 and a lot has changed since then. I have still been following many blogs but needed a break from blogging myself. I now have the need to write again and blog my journey.

I was married earlier this year to my beautiful partner Ben. We have been together 10 years in December and he really is my better half- he truly is a wonderful person who treats me like an angel. I am so lucky to him :)

I still have good days as well as having some not so good days but I finally took the step to getting some help before the wedding. I did not want to take my body/food issues into this marriage especially pass anything to on to my future children. I want to feel confident and feel good in my own shoes. I am getting there but it will not be something that will change over night. I found it hard to completely open up but starting to make some progress in that department. The one thing that I really wanted was to feel beautiful on my wedding day and look back at the photos and love what I see and not criticise every last detail. I can successfully say I achieved this and my wedding day was an absolute dream.

Since the wedding I have been having some huge problems with my stomach, with pain after eating and lots of bloating. I am scheduled for an ultrasound later this week as well as blood tests to see if I have gall stones. I hope I do not have this but I hope they do find out what is going on. I just feel "blah" all the time. I have put on a few kgs since the wedding and the bloating is not helping so I really want to focus on losing this the right way. I am trying to not be so strict on my self and listen to what I have been told but some demons get in the way. I am only allowed to weigh myself once a week. I ask my other half to hide the scales so I can not be tempted and so far this is working. I also think that this weather is making it tough for me, because I really crave warm comforting food.

My training these days mainly consists of running. I ran the Perth city to surf half marathon last year and I am planning to do the same again this year. This year I have also convinced my two good friends to join me and we have been doing our long runs together every weekend. I then try and run 2-3 times plus this long run every week and some resistance work in between. I am also going to get some help with the resistance training so I can keep strong and possibly change my shape slightly.

So my goals for the remainder of this week are:

1. Track my food everyday (I also need to do this to see if any food triggers a strong pain)
2. Not snack before and after dinner (I tend to snack when I get home from work and after dinner so I am really going to try hard to keep myself busy to avoid this).
3. Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

So small achievable goals for the remainder of this week.

It is nice to be back :)