#F2FChallenge: Month 1 = RESULT!

I don’t really have much to say here as I think that my results says it all. I am SO happy that I have finally found a program that works for me. I am eating good, clean, healthy food and I feel satisfied and my cravings are under control. Of course I would love some chocolate (I haven’t gone mad), but I haven’t had the urge to devour a whole slab. What I love about this eating plan is that I don’t feel deprived. I get to eat protein, starch, fruit and veg. And don’t think that because I’m eating ‘clean’ that I don’t get to eat good food. My favourite A New Weigh meal is the #ANW approved pizza. Damn good! I’ve wanted to take a pic to put on Instagram, but it hasn’t stayed on my plate long enough. It’s that good! I feel lighter, I look slimmer and I am enjoying exercise more and more each day. This isn’t just a diet, this is a new way of living. I feel great!! Thank you so much Gaelyn and A New Weigh. I’m looking forward to the next 2 months of this challenge. And for the first time in a very long time, I’m looking forward to summer....

The Climb

Today marks 3 weeks on the #Fat2FitChallenge and I am happy to report that it’s going well. That’s a lie… I am ECSTATIC!! I will share my weight and cm loss with you next Monday. For the first time a long while, I feel truly motivated and committed to doing something about my weight and I am working towards a definite goal. And this time I will succeed. Back to the title of this post. I have been doing quite a few long walks lately and the song that plays every time I’m on the biggest hill on my route, is The Climb by Miley Cyrus. I have always loved this song, but this time it has new meaning. Yes, I am working towards a goal and a specific outcome, but if I don’t want to go through this again, I have to focus on the journey and work through my issues. You see, if you have a weight problem, chances are that there are underlying issues that you have to address. Note that by ‘problem’ I don’t mean carrying an extra couple of kg’s because you can’t say no to chocolate or you partied too hard over the holidays. Your weight becomes a problem if it is negatively affecting your health and the way you live your life. There are people who can’t understand why some of us struggle with losing weight… just eat less and move more. In principle it should be that simple. If only. Some people use food as comfort. Some literally jam food down their throats in an attempt to force emotions down… to...

Music for walkers

Firstly, let me just apologise to any Walking Dead fans landing on this post. I am just as excited for the next season as you are! Or perhaps zombie is not the first word that comes to mind when you hear ‘walkers’. Just me? Okay… By ‘walker’ I mean not-a-jogger. I think it may be time for me to make peace with the fact that I may never be a jogger. I’ve tried over and over again, but my back just doesn’t want me to. Some days are better than others, but I am not going to beat myself up about it anymore. I did two 5km walks over the weekend and it was awesome. Here are a couple of tunes that I have on my playlist that really gets me going: The last two may not make a lot of sense, but I love them. And they work nicely on a steep hill....

#F2FChallenge: Week 1 = RESULT

Finally a program that works for me!! Why do I say this? Well look at my results… after just one week: The A New Weigh eating plan and exercise program is amazing. I get to eat a balanced diet and I have come to realise that balanced is what my body needs. I find it much easier to maintain and a lot easier to fit into my lifestyle, and that of my family. And hey, I get to eat carbs. The exercise program is challenging and fun. The F2F Challengers are also an amazing group of women. The support from this group is invaluable. I feel great! Really. I am so excited for the next 11 weeks. NOTHING is going to stop me! The next update will be at the end of the 1st month. Watch this space!!...

Adventure Boot Camp… 3rd camp done and dusted

This morning was the last session of my 3rd ABC camp. I’ve posted about ABC before HERE. You know what’s weird… I was sad. I am doing the next camp as well, but we have a week-long break in between. Who the hell is sad about a week off?  If you have done ABC and are part of an amazing group like I am, you would be too. I have completely fallen in love with ABC. Yes, I moan and groan about all the running, and it hasn’t always been fun getting up to be at camp at 5:30, but it is all so worth it. I haven’t really lost weight (own fault – no amount of exercise is going to help if I still eat the wrong foods and copious amounts of it), but I am stronger and fitter and I feel great! My trainer and group is amazing. The support, laughs and the experience of sharing our journeys have made ABC a winner in my books. I wouldn’t have made it this far without these wonderful women! Thank you to ABC for giving me the opportunity to train and work towards a healthier and fitter me. Next camp starts on 22 September and I highly recommend that you sign up… you won’t be sorry!! xoxo   Disclaimer: This camp was sponsored by ABC, but it has in no way altered my view of this exercise...

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