I have five...1-2-3-4-5 pairs of lovely expensive pre-pregnancy jeans in my wardrobe that I can no longer wear. Why? Because my ass is getting far too big. I REFUSE to buy new ones, it's the easy way out and I'll just end up feeling more miserable and mirror shy.
I got on the scales this morning, I weigh 9.5 stone. I remember being told that I weighed this much at one of my midwife appointments, I nearly started crying. The midwife told me not to be so silly, she weighed two of me and wasn't even pregnant.
Weight is very personal, my little sisters have always been slimmer than me but weigh more. So to some 9.5 stone is nothing but to me it's where I have to draw the line. My LO is nearly two and I need to shift these extra pounds, I can't blame her for them anymore. I should say I have no ambitions to be a size six, a solid size 10 is fine with me. I am struggling to get into a 12 at the moment.
So every Monday until I can get back into those five pairs of jeans I will share my weight loss highs and lows. I have zero willpower, so it may take a while.
Here is the plan:
- Commit to running at least three times a week
- Commit to doing my DVD workouts three times a week
- Follow a low GI food plan
- No finishing my LO's food (such a cliché)
- No more fizzy drinks (bye bye Irn Bru)
- I should say no booze...but I can't do that just yet
This morning, I went for a run and did three workouts from my 'Trouble Zone' DVD. For breakfast I had low fat yoghurt with raspberries and oats. Let's see how long it last. If anyone has any workout DVD suggestions please do let me know, the woman in mine is obsessed with tank tops, apparently if I work hard I'll be able to wear one all year round!?
Goodbye ass, hello jeans.