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Gaining a friend and losing weight

Last December I met someone who has helped me to change my life, my habits and my lifestyle.

Gemma Sims came along to the Reading Rockets Christmas Market I had organised and we chatted about the products on her Herbalife stand, football and children. We kept in touch and I did the 3 day trial which was a kick start. After putting off thinking about diet and exercise I grabbed the bull by the horns and said "right I'm starting".

That was 3 weeks ago. Since then I have I've got so much more energy. Not just a bit of energy but huge energy! I've been doing all those annoying jobs I have put off for ages because I had no energy. I've actively made time for exercise. As a result my linen cupboard is sorted, I've paired every shoe in the house, the laundry is all washed and most of it is put away, I've hoovered the house, been to the bottle bank, taken junk to the tip, sorted clothes and taken them to the clothes bank, moved furniture and still I've got energy! Even after 2 x one hour long dog walks a day!

I knew I had been kidding myself that everything was fine and that I was fat and happy when in reality I wasn't but for some reason I just couldn't take the first step. I had lost weight before, I had kept weight off before, I used to do cycle patrol for most of my shifts, I would go to the gym 4 times a week, I was sensible eater at time reckless but not out of control. Then I was really ill and lived on steroids. After that my weight ballooned and I stopped exercising. Something was stopping me. The something was me. I was my mental block.

Then I went to FitClub. I wont lie and say it was easy because after 3 years of inactivity it was hard, but I had made the first move. Afterwards I felt good - really good and instead of skulking for something (anything) to eat I had a healthy snack. It was happening, it was starting to happen and I knew then that my mental block was losing its grip.

3 weeks later, I have lost weight and inches. I am not going to beat myself up over weight but it's size and my size is getting smaller.

And .... My size {huge} clothes are WAY too big and I've found a whole new wardrobe that has been lying dormant for years.

Plus ... My rings are loose.

Also .... there's more space between me and the steering wheel!

I think it's safe to say I'm in the zone!

I was asked to write 5 things about what I used to do and without my mental block to stop me I wrote this:-

- I used to drink at least 8 coffees with milk and 1 sugar - I used to get a take away cappuccino extra hot, extra shot with 3 sugars - I used to sneak in a cream tea pretending I'd missed lunch - I used to avoid doing any exercise - I used to kid myself that I was overweight but it was ok if I didn't look in the mirror

​I used to do all of those things, now I now I don't.


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