• Personal,  Weight loss

    My relationship with food.

    Since 2012, maybe even earlier I’ve been on a quest to lose weight. Ironically, despite this at the time of writing this I think that I am about 6 stone heavier than back in 2012. Damn food and those pesky calories! Relationship with food My relationship with food is awful. You’re probably thinking – You’re a girl on the larger side Becka, you obviously eat food. Yes, I really do. I just have no control or routine. My body must think what on earth sometimes. Some days I don’t eat till 2pm and then eat everything in sight. Breakfast is a big issue of mine. I am either not hungry…

  • Personal

    2019- Health, Wealth and blogging

    When I started this blog in 2015 I had no idea where I would take it. My ability to blog has been challenged by my health, completing my masters, caring for Nan and honestly, a lot of the time good old writers block.  2018 has been a rollercoaster. Looking at it from a positive point of view lots happened. I graduated with a merit in a masters in construction project management from UWE in November, I rejoined the gym in September and I have worked really hard on battling my anxieties. On the reverse, I have encountered more health issues and I will be going into 2019 trying to work…

  • 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…

  • 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,  Spoonies

    April goals

    Of all the months in the year April is usually the worst. I tend to find that some of the worst times have happened in April and that just makes me hate the month. This coming month its going to be totally different! I am going to go into May 1st feeling awesome. Firstly lets recap March goals and see how well I got on/failed… 8 visits to the gym – I managed 5. I did spend 1 week of this month with my arm in a sling after hurting my wrist so I don’t think I have done too bad all things considering. Don’t weigh myself in March – Other…

  • 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,  Spoonies

    March goals

    I can’t believe how quick this month has gone, I really feel like I have blinked and missed February. It is now time to set some goals for March. First I am going to recap February goals and how well (or not so well) I have done with them. 1: 10 visits to the gym Well, I went 7 times. Which is close to the 10 but not close enough. I did have one week where I wasn’t able to go because work was too busy etc and 7 times is one more than January so I am quite happy with my achievement. I think I would like to increase…

  • 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,  Spoonies

    2016.. I am ready for you.

    I can’t believe that a new year is just a couple of days away. Those who know me will know that 2014 wasn’t a good year for me, and I didn’t have any expectations for 2015 however significant things have happened – notably my fibromyalgia diagnosis. If 12 months ago you had told me I would get that in 2015 I would have laughed at you, I was sure I would just carry on feeling rubbish without anyone believing me. Now 2016 is upon us I am setting myself some goals. Usually I start every year with the same goals, lose weight, save money etc etc and whilst I do…