Having gone public with my 'Fit, Foxy and Fabulous' intentions a couple of days ago I thought it was time I put down some markers and started with the basics.
I am generally a pretty healthy person. I had a big wakeup call a few years ago when I was struck down by a debilitating episode of depression. During this time I started looking at my lifestyle, reading lots, researching widely and retraining and from that implemented some big changes. I felt vibrant, and it is this state that I am endeavouring to return to.
Sadly pregnancy didn't agree with me and whilst my babies were fine and dandy, I did not fare so well. No lasting damage, but my pregnancies, and in particular the last one, were truly horrific. So now I am on a mission to rebuild myself, and put my child bearing misery behind me. If you would like to put some vibrancy back into your life why not join me? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear about what you're doing and how you're getting on.
I began the healthy eating regime a couple of Mondays ago and so far that is going well. I am 5'6" and my starting weight was 10st, which is 2st heavier than my pre pregnancy weight. Weigh in day is a Monday, and this week I was 9st 9.8lbs which I am delighted with. As I am breastfeeding I am not dieting as such but have simply cut out the junk, leaving my otherwise healthy diet unblemished.
I had planned on starting the exercise this week but having had a week of hideous nights with Moonbeam that fell by the wayside. As soon as I feel up to it I will be doing Jillian Michael's '30 Day Shred' on alternate days, with running in between, and one day off a week. I will be using the 'Get Running Couch to 5k' ipod app to help me with this. The DVD takes just 20 mins, and the running 30 mins. Achievable even with a young family. It also avoids the need for gym memberships for those of us without the time and/or money to take this option.
If you would like to join in, leave me a comment with your blog URL and I'll give you a mention and include you in a future post. Surely, sharing a little blog love helps us on the way to feeling fabulous ?
At a very basic level that's my plan to tackle the 'fit' part of Fit, Foxy & Fabulous, and my progress to date. More details, and progress updates will follow on future posts, but in the meantime, thanks for dropping by :-)