I am starting this blog to help to motivate myself even more on this weight loss journey. I started just after Christmas 2009 and I know it will be a long journey but one I lknow will be worth it in the end. This has been a long time coming....

Friday, 7 January 2011

The Start Of A Well Earnt Rest...

I will probably regret writing that title at some point in the next week! As of 3pm this afternoon I am on holiday from work for a whole week!!!! Wooooo Hoooo! (Electra that one's for you ;) ). I have no doubt in my mind that I will end up planning things and being busy, but at least I won't be at work.

Firstly let's get onto the important topic of the post festiveness WI. I had a gain of 3lb before Christmas, and last night I had lost that plus 2 more lb's had melted away from somewhere too. An awesome result even if I do say so myself. So due to my 5lb loss, my weight is now at 13st exactly. I have set myself the mini goal of being at 6 stone gone by the WI before valentines day as we're going away and I will need to be comfortably in one of the pretty dressed I purchased in the sales. I was very pleased when I took my measurements the other day too. I have lost an inch from my waist and my bust in the last month too, plus some from my arms, thighs and calves. BONUS!!!

I'm feeling very positive and optimistic this week. I think being at WW and seeing all the new starters had made me get all excited and thinking that I'm going to be the one welcoming new starters soon hopefully...

I have been to the gym twice this week so far, and snow permitting, I shall be at Zumba class tonight. Stupid snow appeared from no where this morning round here, what's all that about?! Many lovely blogs recently have had posts about running, and they have inspired me to jump on the band wagon (or tread mill) and join in too. I have found a 5K training plan on the net and have started to follow this. I have been dabbling with running on the treadmill for a while now, so after reading through everything I have decided that seen as I have a brisk walk every day any way, I should start at Week 3. I managed a 20 min session the other day that was alternating between 1 min of walking and 2 mins of jogging, and I did it! The whole 20 mins, with out feeling too tired or anything! I did however get some strange looks with the amount of grinning that I was doing though...

I treat myself to some new gym clothes the other day too, I think this has also helped me to feel more confident in myself. My bright pink Nike running leggings are amazing even if I do say so myself...

Enjoy your weekend every one. Thank you for the comments from the lovely new ladies too, hope you like what you read enough to comment :)

Lex xxx


  1. wooohoo a 5 lb loss and a week off, great stuff! Well done.

    Enjoy your week off and forget about work.

    Vics xx

  2. WELL DONE! That's a brilliant loss, you are a total star! xxx

  3. wow, wow and wow... oh and a wooo hooo! Fab 5lb loss, you are amazing!!!!


  4. That's amazing on the running front. I tried to love running - twice - and failed. I hated it AND it didn't make any difference to my weight. One of those factors would have made me keep going. BUT I really struggled with it and it sounds like you're sprinting off the starters' block!

  5. Thank you for being so inspirational, you have done brilliantly x