Ooooohhh a personal trainer. Now doesn’t that sound fancy!!
Well yes, it may seem a little bit extravagant, but if there is one thing my impending wedding day is helping me realise, it’s that my body needs quite a bit of looking after. As I am speeding towards the grand old age of 30, my metabolism is not quite the same as it was when I was 16 and doing exercise five times a week.
After I left school I chomped my way through enough packets of Doritos and drank enough bottles of wine to put on the weight of a thousand men. Luckily I kept up most of the exercise and only went up to a size 12. University finished, I got a full time job and broke up with a long term boyfriend. Cue dropping down to a lithe size 10. Four years and a happy relationship later and I’m a 12-14. The weight is creeping back on as I kid myself that I can still eat whatever I want and see no waist expansion. HAHA.
This December I got my mitts on a new diary and started to transfer important dates from this year’s diary into my 2016 one. At the start of 2015, I had been tracking my weight weekly and so one of the first things I saw was my weight at the start of January. It’s fair to say I was utterly dismayed to see that over the last twelve months I have managed to lose (and more importantly, keep off) TWO POUNDS. Two measly pounds. What the actual??
It’s true that I have been going to the gym a lot more than usual, but when I fall off the wagon, I do so in a big way and eat whatever I like. It can be hard to fit in exercise and eating healthily when I travel a lot with work, but that’s just an excuse – it might be hard but that doesn’t mean I can’t do it. Plenty of other people do!
So that was it, I decided there and then that I wanted to get down to my goal weight before our wedding. So that’s 10 pounds to go in eight months. And given it’s taken me a whole year to shift two then that’s no mean feat.
2016 is going to be all about looking after myself and I’m starting with a personal trainer. So yes, it might seem like I have more money than sense but actually I am hoping that training with Sarah will give me a much needed kick up the arse before I become a married woman and hit 30 in the same year. I need focus and direction instilled into me and a fitness habit is no bad one to pick up.
So here’s to my dream bod in 2016 – for the wedding, for the future and for good health for the rest of my life.
I will be posting updates on my journey regularly in 2016 – stay tuned to see how I get on and whether a personal trainer might be right for you.