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....

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Oh Exercise...

Dare I say it with out being potentially lynched and thrown out of blog land forever.... I'm missing going to the gym.

Just before I'd found out about little bean growing in my tummy I had been really pushing myself in the gym, and on the treadmill especially. My plan for this year was to do my usual race for life with my sister, and also take part in the Leeds 10k on my own. To prove to myself that I can achieve something that I never thought I would be able to do. I have never been a runner, but now love that feeling of pushing yourself to make that last 0.1 of a mile or the sense of achievement when you've gone for longer or faster than you ever have before.

As you can imagine, this has had to go on the back burner until next year, mainly due to bean but also partly due to the enormous boobs that have sprung up on my front! I did not sign up for these bad boys, and apparently they'll grow some more!!!!!! HELP!!!

I am trying to keep active, but I have no energy for anything "proper" at the gym. I'm trying not to beat myself up about it, but after getting into a routine of going it's hard to accept that I have absolutely no energy. Walking and swimming are keeping me going but I keep looking at the treadmill with a sense of longing.... weird I know! Please don't think I'm out to moan, I just want to get back into a sort of exercise routine before I get too big to do anything!
A very kind lady at the gym has pointed out which yoga classes and aqua aerobic classes would be good for me, but they're on at lunch time which doesn't help me at all! I have gt a week off in April though so I'm aiming to try a few classes out then.

I've been yhinking of adding photos of my ahem blossoming tummy as a kind of bump watch. My family have passed comment that I no longer look like I just need a big trump and that I have the beginnings of a bump, I'm not convinced though...

I have pulled my top tight to show you what lies beneath...

I was a bit put out the other day when a random bloke at work came right out and asked if I was pregnant or had just started piling back on the weight that I had lost! It was a good job he caught me in a good mood, that's all I can say.

Love to you all,

Lex xxxx


  1. I can see a bean bump for sure!

    At least you have an excuse, I have to try and explain to four year olds that I'm not pregnant I just have a big belly lol.

    much love xoxo

  2. Awwww, what a fab little bump! Soooo exciting to see.