Saturday, 19 January 2013

Out of Hibernation!

Well I knew it had been a while but didn't realise it had been quite this long! Over 2 months!! 

But I'm back now and that's how I intend it to stay :)

I'll be honest, December was rough food and exercise wise...I over indulged way too much! This was partly because I was doing a heck of a lot of overtime at work (like 11hr days), then working on other departments on my days off. So it's fair to say I had no energy to go to the gym. As a result I've put on about 6 lbs (bad times) It's not "official" as I've not been back to my HCA to be weighed yet but my scales don't lie and neither does the fact that my clothes feel a little snugger than they did at the start of December. 

But I'm feeling remotivated and encouraged that I can get back on the fitness wagon. After Christmas and New Year Danny and I went home to Scotland to see my family for a "second" Christmas (weightloss didn't really have a chance, did it? Lol) It was so lovely being home and catching up with everyone. While we were home I started craving the gym- I can't believe I just wrote that! Haha...but it's true I was really looking forward to getting back into it. So far I've been 5 times since we got back to Nottingham a week and a half ago. 

Today was my best workout since I went back. I thought my chest was going to explode (in a good way...well, not at the time but afterwards) when I was on the treadmill. I was trying to take some sneaky photos when I was on the machines without looking like a proper weirdo! Don't think it worked though! The pics are of the bike, treadmill and elliptical. The tread mill calorie count is way off as I didn't press the button to record them until I'd been on for 15 minutes (honest!) 

I couldn't sleep last night and spent most of the night in that strange in between sleep and rest mode. Luckily I was really peaceful and not restless, which was nice :) And I got to thinking about when I'll reach my goal weight which may be a dream but I need to aim high! I've decided that I want to be 161 lbs (11 and a half stone) as this is what I need to be to be in the healthy BMI range. I know it's not the be all and end all but I want to prove to myself that I can do it. Sooooooo the timescale I've chose  may seem really long but I'm trying really hard to be realistic and why not? I figure this way I'm not setting myself up to fail by getting too optimistic with my 2014 is my goal...March 1st to be precise, because it'll be my 25th birthday which is a pretty big milestone in my opinion. I want to reach my mid twenties in the best health I've ever been and for that to be the way it continues- so wish me luck! :)

I'll leave you with a couple of photos of what I've been up to since my last post.

Staff Christmas party with my besties from work (minus this guy at the end who hijacked our photo!)

Danny's favourite Christmas present- his colouring in book :) 
Me enjoying Christmas dinner (round 1)
And our cute wee Christmas tree :)

New Year's Eve 

P.S. I have some exciting news- we booked our honeymoon to Venice in March so we'll be away for our first anniversary- exciting times!! 

If anyone still reads my blog then thank you, it's nice to know I'm not just "talking" to myself. I won't leave it so long until my next post- I promise! :) 


  1. Welcome back! Venice is lovely-- good choice!!!

    1. Thank you, it's good to be back! :)
      We can't wait to go to Venice. I just need to ask folk that have been before where we should definitely go and what we should definitely see when we're there!

  2. So crazy I was just thinking about you the other day!! I went to your blog to make sure I hadn't missed a post in my news feed. So glad you are back!!

    1. Aww thanks Amanda! That's really sweet of you, I'm glad I'm back too, I need to get accountable for my actions again- plus I've missed reading your guys blogs for inspiration too! :)

  3. Noah and I stalk your blog during the night when we are feeding :). I just couldn't remember my password o allow me to post :(. You are doing so well and I got the all clear yesterday so I can start to exercise again .. Just need to get motivated ... And less tired :)

    1. Hey Jemma, there's not been too much to stalk lately but hopefully that'll change from now on! :)
      That's great that you've got the all clear. The motivation will come and it really won't be long until you're running around after the wee man (if you're not already!) :)