A New Me

I’m well under way now to a new me with this dieting and exercise lark, in order to shed some of the lbs and I’m getting into the swing of things. I won’t lie, it’s been tough and I have been led astray on a few occasions, one being my daughters Christening where I snarfled down potatoes like there was no tomorrow. I can count on one hand the number of times I have cheated over the past few months, I can also count the same amount of times that I have been violently sick as a result of cheating, my body isn’t used to it. Now each time the temptation is there, I think twice, kind of like conditioning, it’s not worth the hassle.

Now with the exercising, I’ve got my running shoes and I’m preparing for some big firsts next year. First being the Manchester Bupa 10k, I’ve never attempted anything like this before so it’s a big deal for me. Second, I think I had a moment of madness and I agreed to run Tough Mudder later on in the year. I have a LOT of work to do and the thought of running and battling obstacles scares the bejesus out of me. I may have lost my mind but I am actually looking forward to it, in a gut wrenching kind of way. I have a long way to go and they are a far cry away from the C25K that I have been following but I am determined.

This month marks another turning point for me,3 whole months following the Paleo diet, 2 months into Focus T25 and now I have a gym membership to get some professional help. I want to improve my running technique, god knows I need it. I need help with strength training because that plays a huge part in my weight loss journey. I’ve spent years telling myself that I will do something, well now I actually am doing something about it, I’m taking the steps to a newer me and it feels fantastic.

I have set my own personal targets for the next 12 months and I can honestly say that I am excited

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