This little blog started as a diet and weightloss focussed blog so it seems rude not to give an update.
For those of you who don’t know between April and December last year I lost around 20kgs. At the start of this year at about 10kg shy of my goal I started struggling. A size 10-12 and I didn’t really recognise myself. To be honest the loss had been swift and I had started measuring my success by the numbers going down and stopped looking at myself in a mirror and knowing who I was. On advise of the nurse at work I stopped the strict diet, looked in the mirror more and tried to get comfy with myself again.
After more than 6 months of maintenance, including extensive periods of no point counting, I feel ready to loose the final kgs to get to goal. So without further ado I head back to weight watchers online to try and get down to goal. I am open to this being just another 5kg with more toning of the body or the full 10kg and will take it slow.
I am loving running and am planning a 12km run next month as part of the city to surf. Over the last few weeks I have had problems with my foot from running and walking. After a series of chiropractor visits and acupuncture in the UK I have discovered I have collapsed arches. I now have orthotics and things are improving. Pilates was also recommended to me to strengthen my core and improve my muscles as I increase cardio so I will be signing up for that next break.
Finally I am doing an Oxfam hike through the hills in October. 100km in 2 days. This will be tough and these goals are more than enough to keep me going.
Have you ever lost recognition of your body? what’s your favourite exercise?