Getting Fit and Fab

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Four weeks ago I joined Weight Watchers thanks to their generosity as Sponsors of the most recent Bloggers Brunch I attended, where they gave attendees a 6 month membership.

Given that I signed up four weeks ago, I am a month into my program but this is my first post and there is a reason for that. I haven’t done a thing. I signed up, all motivated and excited and then we all got sick and then we all got sicker and then we were moving and then we all got sick. Again. Yes, I am offering excuses. These things got in the way and yes, they’re legitimate ‘life’ stuff but they’re excuses none-the-less.

The fact is I need to be getting fit and healthy and my program needs to become a part of my life, not something I switch on and off depending on what may or may not going on in my life.

I’ve written about forgetting the focus on getting ‘skinny’ and instead accepting that I have curves and working on my health and so often I start out so motivated, something sparks that part of me and for a while I am able to stay on track. Unfortunately, it seems I am less than able to stick to these plans.

In the end, it comes down to whether I want to live to see my children grow up. Whether I want to be able to run, jump and play with them. Whether I want to enjoy life rather than struggle through. Whether I want to model a healthier life to my children and teach them about healthy living.

And I do want those things. I do. Yet so far I have found reason after reason to not be serious. Or I’ve simply not thought about it and let life go on; that’s easy to do when you rarely look at yourself in the mirror.

Today I am here to be accountable. Today I am here to stand up and say “This is the beginning. I can do this and I will do this.”

I am also here to say “will you be my cheer squad?” Because support is something I need.

Thursday’s are now all about this. Getting fit, healthy. Looking and feeling good. Accepting a healthy lifestyle, accepting a healthy self image and working towards a healthy body and mind.

Are you on a weight loss journey? Let me know so I can cheer you on, too.

12 Comments

  1. You are already fab my dear, but getting healthy is a good thing!
    I have lost 8kgs and come to a bit of a standstill…I know that I should make time to exercise, but seriously there are some days when I just can’t. So I make the best food choices I can, I have cut my portion sizes and when I am able I exercise.
    Good luck on your journey, accountability is a good thing but don’t be too hard on yourself when life gets in the way. Do the best you can each day xoxoxo

    • Ah, Pene, you are lovely x
      Thanks for your support and tips. It can be hard to find the time for exercise, I have to do the same as you and make the best choices and fit in what I can when I can!

  2. Go girlfriend!

    My blog has been documenting for a year now my own weightloss journey and struggles.

    Both Twitter and blogging brings amazing support.

    You CAN do this xx

    • I have followed your weightloss journey and I just want to say you’re looking fab, Miss Holly.
      I was hoping to meet you at the recent Disney Junior event – next time maybe!
      And thank you for your support x

  3. Happy to be your cheer squad.

    Start by having faith in yourself, believe that you can, know that you can, think like you can.

    Be strict on what you put in the trolley. This is the hardest bit for me.

    The hard bit for me is the exercise.

    • Thank you, thank you x
      Great tips there.
      I find exercise is hard, too. I need to find a way that no excuse will work… No idea about that yet!

  4. Go Girl…I have struggled with my weight all my life, had Lap band surgery 4 yrs ago lost 50kgs with lots of hard work. Im proud of myself…BUT theres always a but,,,had a Spinal fusion 12mths ago and only been able to walk for exercise so put 15kg back on but thats ok just starting again…I dont like exercise either!!

    • Oh no! You have a great out look though x
      Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could lost weight without having to exercise?

  5. Love the picture – it’s so true. Stop eating crap and move more. That is where you start from and you build it from there. Don’t beat yourself up, but before you put something in your mouth, ask if you really need to be eating that? Then go get a glass of water and drink that. You’ve seen me Becky, just under 6 months to lose 20kgs and it’s bloody hard work!!!!! But you can do it. I believe in you xxx

    • Thank you Amy, such true words. Your support is greatly appreciated.
      You have done such a marvelous job and you are so inspiring to me!

  6. Cheering you on Becky! You can do this. And if you’re not strong enough to do it for yourself, do it for the kids. (And sing a little bit of Kylie and Robbie while you’re at it.)

    Don’t think 10 kgs, or 20 kgs, or what the goal weight is, just think TODAY. And then it’s achievable.

    xx

    • Thank you Kymmie, these comments with people telling me they believe in me and know I can do this are so touching. To have others believe in me is such a strong motivator.
      Loving your advice as achievable is what I need it to be in order to keep the momentum up.

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