I have never been a skinny person and have never been good at dieting or exercising. For the majority of my life i held my weight well. It was distributed evenly all over and i would of described myself as ‘curvy’ or ‘built for comfort’. Now it is different i am definitely just plain fat. My weight is still held everywhere, in my thighs, boobs and bum but the majority of it is around my belly. I now have a full fledged mummy tummy with the horrible overhang. Technical term for this overhang is Panniculus but also known as a Gunt.
We often compare ourselves to celebrities and think we should look like them, especially when you see people like Kylie Jenner one month after she gave birth.
Or when we see celebrities like Toni Collette or Renee Zellweger who put weight on for movies and then lose the weight again straight after filming ends.
We need to remember these celebrities have the means and resources to do this. Celebrities often start out extremely fit and healthy making it a lot easier to return to that state. They also have careers, contracts or the ever looming paparazzi as motivation to drop the weight quickly. With trainers, nutritionists & chefs to help them along with nannies and cleaners that will take care of things while they spend hours at the gym or working out. It is not realistic for us to compare ourselves with the rich or famous but there is no reason why we can’t use them for inspiration.
I am far from rich or famous but i know what i need to do to drop my weight and get my body back to a reasonable shape and size. I am not a health professional of any kind. After 20 years of trying fad diets and watching all Oprah’s yoyo’ing i know that most diets do not work and are not sustainable. Diet is important but in the sense that we need to cut out bad fats, minimalise sugars and have everything else in moderation. I already drink water, cook balanced meals and keep the bad foods to sometimes foods. My problems are that i eat too much. I don’t exercise so i need to watch my portion sizes and i need to start exercising. Sounds easy but nothing is ever that simple.
I am 40, overweight and until recently i was only averaging 4hrs sleep a night. This all adds up to a very tired and lazy mumma.
Now that i get 6-7 hours sleep i have set myself a cleaning roster to make myself more organised. Meal planning is already part of my routine so all i need is the motivation, so guess what? you are it. I am going to use my blog and my wonderful followers to keep me motivated. I will post my starting numbers and i will update as i go. Then finish with a positive blog on successfully losing weight and hopefully losing the overhang.
This will be a long journey, i need to make a lifestyle change and that takes time. I do not like exercise but i have my beautiful and very active DD to push me. I will set myself weekly exercise goals and i will reduce my portion sizes. There will be elements from lots of diets i have tried over the years. Reducing processed foods and carbs but still making sure to make my menu sustainable.
Wish me luck, i would love you to join me on this journey ?
Here is where my journey begins-