6 Days to go!

Dear Journal,

Sorry I haven’t written in a long time (or what feels like a long time) i have been really busy and had a lot on my plate to contend with. So here is the update…..

Saturday 1st March:
Me & Lilith-Rose played with her Megablocks and yes, i probably had more fun than she did even though my mind isn’t that creatively inclined when it comes to building. She had loads of fun though and kept going “mummy do it, mummy do it”.

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Sunday 2nd March:
Had such a lovely day today. I could not be more loved up with Steve than right now. He had his Sunday free so he popped over to see me and Lilith-Rose. We took the day out for just us 3 which was fantastic. Went to see Nanny Wright and she had a ball seeing us. It always brightens her day seeing us. Lilith-Rose chased Dora (her cat) about the house and kept talking to her which was adorable. We then ventured to Steve’s suprise for the both of us which was a trip to “Jolly Rogers” in Swindon. HAD A BLAST! Lilith had loads of fun and it was really nice to just get out the 3 of us and enjoy having time with Lilith and playing with her in the ball pits and on the slide. I may think I had more fun than Lilith-Rose did. However, EVIL CHILDREN, attacked me with balls throwing them at me and then Lilith joined in! haha cheeky girl.

Today has been awesome. Finally got my birth certificate through so I can start my new job soon which will be really beneficial. I am working with 2-3 year olds which is a bonus because then I will know what i’m doing with Lilith when she is that age. I am really excited about starting and getting on with it. Been to the gym today! awesome session and it actually felt really good and not like a chore, like it normally does. I have also started eating better too which is making me feel more positive and energised. I am also using “Maxitone Sculptress” protein shakes to have as a snack or after a workout to help my muscle re-growth.

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Calorie intake for the day: 1139 of which 65% are fruit and veg.
Gym session:
Treadmill 20 mins walking 6.7kmph
distance: 2.48
Cycling 20 minutes
122 cals burned, distance 12.0
Rowing Machine, 10 minutes
95 Cals burned
1842 meters rowed
Treadmill 10 minutes
Jog 8.0 5 minutes, walk 5.0 5 minutes
Distance 1.06

Total of :602 calories burned! YEY!

Step count for today also is 3646

EXTATIC with myself today. It has been such a good day. I am using an app called “Noom Coach”, if you are trying to lose weight then it is really helpful. Gives you little bits to read, records your eating and uses a colour coded system when your food intake is added. It is free to download so give it a go! I’m finding it really helpful…..6 days to go until weigh in. 10 pounds here I come!

Amy xoxo

I WILL LOSE my “mummy tummy”

Dear Journal, 

Today is a day of realisation for me. After having a good start at going to the gym in January, it has now become non-existent due to me not being motivated and feeling ugly. So now it is time to kick my ass into gear and get back to the gym and increase a healthy eating plan. Being a mum is not the easiest thing in the world, its a learning curve everyday of a mother and child’s life. However, one thing I got told before and after I had given birth to my daughter was “MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF”. So this is what I need to do. 

I am currently the biggest I have ever been (Apart from pregnancy) and 19 months later, like any woman I am not happy with my body at all. I have lumpy and bumpy bits along with wibbly wobbly bits. I am missing my pre-pregnancy weight and body. I have never been a “skinny” person and have always had a bit of extra chub.

Current weight: 166 pounds
Goal weight: 115 pounds
This goal is attainable over time and I do not expect to lose it quickly. Hopefully by the time Christmas comes I can be that weight. Over the coming weeks I will post about my loss, emotions and exercise routines. I am lucky at the moment I am only working one shift a week so I have spare time on my hands. I aim to go to the gym at least 3 times a week and I walk everywhere because I don’t drive so i will update my steps for the day too. 

Need to see if I can get down the gym this afternoon. Feeling an afternoon of cardio with the treadmills, cross trainers and bikes. One big benefit to exercising regularly is that it will help my asthma so I can run for longer and do things. I don’t want to let my weight consume me because it will hinder my daughters life in the future. So if I can get a grasp on it now we will both feel and see the benefits.  

TARGET ONE: Lose 10 pounds by 10th of MARCH. (4 weeks)

If anyone is a mummy themselves looking for a chat buddy to help and do things together then please comment 🙂 OR if you are a mummy and have lost weight or done something similar to what I plan then please comment with some tips and tricks or motivation. It would be much appreciated.  

 

Amy xoxox