• Confidence,  Exercise,  Fibromyalgia,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Health and Fitness goals June 2017

    Firstly, where is the year going? Todays date is 1st June! JUNE! like only yesterday (OK January 11th) I was sat thinking about my first day at University coming and now I have completed the first semester of my masters and I am starting my dissertation! I now have the summer free from lectures (and coursework aside from dissertation work) so i want to put my focus onto getting fitter. I have put weight on, far too much weight and I need to shift it. It is not good for my pain, or self esteem or confidence. In-fact I have noticed that since i’ve put on some weight i have…

  • Anxiety,  Exercise,  Friends,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Zumba – Kicking fibro and anxieties butt.

    Tonight I went to my first ever ( and tbh before i went i really thought last ever!) zumba class with friends from work and it was quite frankly amazing. I mean right now i am knackered, and 99% sure I wont be moving out of bed until about mid-day tomorrow¬†but I am so glad I went! Getting a Fibro diagnosis, i felt like the opportunity to do these things went out of the window, and with anxiety i just wouldn’t have gone and done it just incase i couldnt do it and looked like a fool. I don’t think I could have managed to go alone so when my…

  • Exercise,  Friends,  Personal,  Spoonies,  Weight loss

    What I learnt by not weighing myself for a month.

    One of my goals for march was not to weigh myself for the whole month. I find it very easy to get hung up on what the scales say, 1lb off… 2lbs on… it can be very disheartening. I can find myself dipping into the biscuit tin just to make myself feel better. In a vain attempt to break this vicious cycle, in March I gave up both and it taught me a few things. I can eat a cake and not worry that the scales are going to increase by 5lbs. As the month went by I thought less and less about getting on the scales. The only clothes…

  • Confidence,  Exercise,  Fibromyalgia,  Personal,  Weight loss

    12 week gym review

    Today I had my 12-week review at the gym. This was when I had my measurements redone to see how well I had done in the 12 weeks I have been working out. I knew that my weight would be more so I tried not to get hung up on that because I knew what to expect so choose not to know the exact weight (as that would ruin my don’t weigh myself in March, I just know that I am around 3kg heavier although I have no idea what I weighed at week one so really I don’t know how much I weigh right now). The only two measurements…

  • Interests,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Six week gym review

    Today I had my six-week gym review appointment. The purpose of the appointment was to see how I am getting on and whether or not there are any changes I would like them to make to my programme. I have really enjoyed the first few weeks being back at the gym, it has challenged me but also I am starting to see slight changes in both my strength and the way my body looks. This is helping me to feel more motivated about going. In six weeks I have managed to increase the weights I am lifting, by between 5-20kg depending on the exercise. I have dropped 1 minute and…

  • Exercise,  Interests,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Getting back to the gym

    Re-joining the gym was something I wanted to build up to after my fibro diagnosis and finally last month I managed it. I was referred through the g.p which means the trainers at the gym already knew I had health issues before I arrived, that means I could discuss a programme that would both push me but also not over-do it and make my pain worse. When I was at university I loved going to the gym, I had pain but I managed it well with exercise, stretches and I actually think living away from home helped on the stressed levels because I had much more peace and quiet. One…

  • Personal,  Weight loss

    Weight loss update -25/11

    So a month ago I posted about how I would like to lose weight. A month later and I have lost a grand total of nothing! Eeek, mega fail this month! I don’t mind really as I haven’t felt well, I have had no appetite one day, wanted to eat everything in sight the next day I am actually lucky not to have put any weight on. I also had my birthday this month and I was made the yummiest of birthday cakes! With Christmas just a month away I am going to set myself some mini goals that will help kick start my weight loss again. I am a…

  • Confidence,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Weight loss

    When I finished university in the summer of 2014 I was kind of shocked to realise that I had gained 2 stone in weight at Uni. I mean in a way I am not really shocked at all when I think back to the amount of chocolate and crisps I made my way through over the four years. I am lucky that it is only 2 stone and not more. I went up and down clothes sizes at uni at my heaviest creeping up to having to buy size 18 jeans. The only saving grace was that I have a keen interest in exercise and one year at university I…