Saturday, 29 April 2017

I've started bootcamp!

Hey guys,

So after meeting up with an old friend a few weeks ago and chatting about my weight loss and how I need to up my exercise game, I was promptly dragged to her bootcamp to check out the vibe. My friend works fast! Lol

Anyway the bootcamp Durable Fitness is based in Radcliffe and Daniel who owns it is really nice and I immediately felt at ease. I'm one of those fat chicks who gets nervous about fitness venues as I'm scared everyone will judge me! 

'SOD OFF FATTY' 

Yes this is a silly fear but it is what it is and I'm pleased to say my overactive imagination was very wrong. I got such a positive feeling from this bootcamp and Daniel offered me a free taster session that Saturday! It was on people!

hoodie with my name on

Saturday rolled around and I woke up nervous but excited to go to my first HIIT class in years. I was suitably dressed in fitness gear, colourful trainers and my ever present water bottle so off I popped to work out muscles that didn't even know they were muscles. Lol

The Saturday class was core focused so think lots of planks! The warm up was a lot of fun and the class was a mixture of ages and fitness levels. I didn't feel out of the loop as I ran around puffing and panting like a pug on a walk. 

After warm up we were split into two groups, one side focusing on cardio (stuff that gets the heart pumping baby) the other on resistance (think planks, back raises etc) and after 2 rounds of each move we switched over.

Omg guys! I AM SO UNFIT!!! Not going to lie the workout killed me! I was out of breath, I was red in the face and my legs turned to jelly but I bloody loved it! So much I signed up straight away! No more excuses, no waiting till after my birthday in June, it starts now people!

So I'll be going 3 days a week and I'm excited to see what the next few months will bring. If you've watched any of my vlogs (cheeky link to my playlist) you'll know I've had a few crappy weeks mentally and my food hasn't been that great so this has given me the push to get back in the zone. 

Sometimes it's not about quitting when things get tough, it's about changing the direction you're heading in and making it work for you! 

I'll still be doing monthly weigh ins and I must remember to do my inches! I'll also take some pictures so I can compare progress over the next few months!

I'm excited guys! Hope you stick with me...

Much Love,

Bex X

Ps: I totally had to buy a hoodie with my name one! Lol

Friday, 7 April 2017

April's weigh in and feeling proud!

Hello beautiful people,

March was a funny old month. I was feeling very woe is me and I was really struggling to find my purpose I suppose. My positivity and get up and go has taken a bit of a vacation lately

Then it came to weigh day and I lost 5lb which is just over a pound a week so yay to that but the best bit is I finally hit the 5 stone lost mark!!

OMG I'VE LOST 5 STONE!!!

face picture showing a 5 stone loss

This is such a big achievement and it's finally hit me how much I've accomplished! Losing 70lb's is a lot of lard and whilst the majority of this journey is a blur (I have the memory of a fish) I'm so happy with my progress both physically and mentally.

I still have a long way to go to feel comfortable in my own skin, I need to crack on with the exercise and start guzzling more water as I've been lacking in that department.

full body showing a 5 stone loss

This result was the kick up the arse I needed to snap out of my down mood and get thinking positive again. It's not the answer to my problems but the way I deal with things needs to change. I can't let bad times ruin my mood so much I want to eat to feel happy again.

I'm ready to embrace these changes and find the woman I was always meant to be...

Much Love,

Bex X
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