Happy New Year Readers!!
I have exciting news to start the year. By Christmas I had lost 10.5kgs!! I have bought another charm for my bracelet. Its an angel, to represent the goal I achieved by Christmas. 10 Kgs down, and aiming for another 10kgs by my birthday in May. Lots of time…I should think. Over Christmas I put on a kilo, but it didn’t take long for me to shed it as I got back into my routine. Now again I have 10 kg weight loss.
I am sure you have made a stack of new year resolutions that you think you will not accomplish. Last year I was more inclined to agree with you. I thought losing 40kgs was going to be impossible, but I made the goal in the hope that it would magically happen. Well I can tell you, it did not magically happen. It has been gruelling hard work and retraining the way I think and feel about food.
So this year my New Years Resolutions are:
- Lose 28kgs and keep it off.
- Get Driver’s License…Yeah yeah…slacker…
- Save and Travel to America for Christmas! Hopefully I get to see snow for the first time ever!! I cant think of a better way to celebrate.
For me, these are huge goals. The best way to accomplish big goals like this, is to break it down in to smaller goals, ones that are more easily achievable. I have learnt this with losing weight. I aim to lose 5 kgs at a time. This way I am more motivated…and I get to reward myself with jewellery. I cannot begin to tell you how good it feels to accomplish a goal even as small as 5kgs.
Recently I have bought myself a couple of dumbbells and an exercise mat. I didnt spend more than $25. I have been watching Jilian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and doing the aerobic, strength and cardio exercises…at home…with the door shut. I am too embarrassed to go out and exercise at a gym where people can see me…and I cant be bothered spending the money to go. This is a great inexpensive way to do it. And its embarrassment free.
The first day I tried. Jillian introduced a lady in the back doing the ‘low impact’ version of the exercises. The exercises looked simple enough, surely I could do them fully. Bad idea. I ached for 3 days afterwards and I had only done 6 mins and 24 seconds…I only just got past the warm up before I called it quits for the day. Don’t even talk to me about star jumps. Oh dear. How unfit am I?
As the days went by, and my legs started to feel better, I decided to give it another shot…with the low impact exercises. I still ached the day after, but no where near as much as before. With each day it gets easier and easier. Hopefully I will be able to start extending my 15 minute work out soon. I have another couple of fitness DVD’s to go through.
Michelle Bridges Tight, Toned & Terrific and Michelle Bridges Shredder Circuit
Aiming for 5 Kgs by mid March…although secretly hoping it wont take that long…it really shouldnt.
Lets make the most of this upcoming year ahead.