Amongst the chaos, illness and pressing deadlines that was August, there was also the launch of a 4 month health kick. Not very well scheduled on my behalf but these things are like having a baby; there is never a perfect time.
You have to dodge the curve balls, plant the commitment in your brain and just plunge right into it.
On the 8th of August I signed up to Vision Training. I had previously been part of many a personal training program, but either the desired results never happened or I found myself injured.
Anyway, it’s been a smidgeon over a month and while I was tempted to write about my new health and fitness journey here on the ye ol’ blog, I thought I’d wait it out and see how I was feeling about it all. Find out first if I could just do this.
And so far, dare I say, so fabulous!
I tried on a dress that I haven’t worn in about 4 years on Saturday. Not sure what inspired me.
The scales had barely budged but something compelled me. I figured, dresses never lie.
I slipped into my pretty summer frock and surprisingly I zipped it up with ease.
I had to take a happy snap. Then, of course, posted it on IG for good gloating measure (ahems).
While the training schedule has been so far doable, it’s taken a helluva lotta hard work.
I’m at the gym most mornings at 6:00. Despite the on-going humiliation of coming last, every Saturday morning I religiously join the running group.
The goal is to hit 300 minutes of cardio per week…
Eating habits have also changed dramatically but there’s enough menu planning to ensure that there are no pangs of hunger or serious cravings.
Since becoming a convert to smoked salmon and steamed kale, salt and vinegar chips and I were forced to file for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
The ultimate weight loss is to get to pre-twinlet weight (63.9 kgs) by the 8th of December. (I’ve got about 7 kgs to go).
But getting on scales and scrupulously monitoring every single gram is such a bore.
It can also be very disheartening.
While I happily wore my little frock on Saturday, on separate occasions, friends who I hadn’t seen in ages, came up and told me how great I looked. I think someone even used the highly flattering adjective, “radiant”.
So, I’ve decided that with this “Eat better, lose weight, get fit” gig, there needs a “feel good” factor.
And there’s nothing else that makes me feel awesome (on the inside and out) than the next new pretty dress.
Visiting my buddy Veronica at her shop (yeah, you know the one), I spied this gorgeous number…
Feeling bold and brash, I tried it on. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have to squish my butt cheeks into it but I knew I could look even more ker-pow in a month’s time.
And there ya have it, folks. My goal dress.
In marking 4 weeks since its purchase, this cute number will make its debut appearance on the 6th of October. On this blog.
So, no tedious weekly accounts on weight loss, riddled with kilogram counting.
Instead, just me. In a sexy white dress. And gloating. Just a little.
P.S Stay tuned for another awesome giveaway from Veronica…yay!
P.P.S This is not a sponsored post for Vision. I just love what they’re doing for me…