Monday, 28 March 2011

Quick update

So today was weighting day again. I've only lost 2.2 lbs these two weeks but I am not surprised. As I said the other day, I haven't exercised so I was expecting these results.
I've been finding it really hard. Have loads and loads of stuff to study, work to do, kids to look after, house to clean ... god I feel tired already :). It's said that if you really want, you allways find time to exercise. It is probably true but honestly, when you have so many important things to do, things which can't wait a day or two, can you really give priority to exercising? If I have 30 minutes free during an entire day, I just don't feel like spending them exercising. I wish days were longer!...

Friday, 25 March 2011

Diet going well but ... exercise?!

Ok, so my diet is still going very well. I'm very pleased that I still resist chocolate and cakes (haven't had any for two months)or the carbs after 4pm but in the past two weeks I haven't exercised at all! I know it's shocking, I mean, I do all the stuff such as walking to college, clean the house, ironing, etc, but that's far from enough.
When I increased the duration and resistance of my exercises, It was hard but it made me feel a lot better. It was a big mistake to have stopped. I don't know why I did... but I've promised myself that tomorrow I will start the exercises again, no excuses. This time I will increase the frequency as well so I will have to exercise at least five times a week. I'm still losing weight because I'm dieting but I feel the need to burn more calories and I definitely need more energy.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Bust firming

Now that the inches are starting to go away the body needs more toning and I'm ok with the exercises I do for toning the legs, arms and abs, but I have to confess that I'm not very good when it comes to bust exercises. They work, that is true, but not only I don't have the right equipment, time is not enough for everything. Luckily, just like many other women, I found the amazing Palmers bust firming cream which I started using after my mother tried it with great results so I wanted the same for me. I've bought the first one on eBay but lately the few that appear there are quite expensive so now I buy them at Amazon since they are cheaper (around £5.50) and I get free delivery if ordering 3 or more which is great and also saves me the time of having to go to the shops.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Update on my weight loss

Today was another weight check day. I have to say that I am quite happy with the results. I've lost another 4.5 lbs so that's 16.6 lbs since I begun. I'm finally getting used to this diet, I find it a lot easier now not to eat carbs after 16:00. I always wondered how long I would managed without eating chocolate and cakes but guess what, I am and although I still feel like eating some now and then, I just don't, I feel a lot stronger now to say no when I need to. 
I am also exercising more. I've increased the duration and resistance of the exercises and I really feel it working. I really makes a big difference. If you get your heart pumping while exercising, you will know you're doing it right.

Untill now I have lost 16.6 lbs and:
    Waist - 0.74"
    Hips - 1.19"
    Tighs - 1.13"
    Calves - 0.78"

I have to say I am quite happy. I am not expecting to lose pounds or inches too quickly so I am very pleased with these results, after all it has been 6 weeks so not bad at all uh? :)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Why is it so hard?

Today I am feeling low. Almost didn't sleep last night and have no motivation for any kind of exercise. I find it hard at times because I don't have anyone to exercise with me so motivation doesn't kick in. I try to find excuses such as no time, too much to do ... but isn't losing weight a priority? It should be. If we really want to do it, then we have to do it, no matter what right? It makes me feel awful because I have taught myself almost everything I need to know to do it right, from diets, food calories and recipes, to different types of exercises and what they do, but still, motivation doesn't always come. I haven't exercised for two weeks now and, although I'm still dieting, I'm starting to feel crap. It goes to show that, diet only is not enough and I know that very well, but I'm not used to it. I have a static bicycle, have had it for more than two years, but never really used it. I decided that now that I started dieting I should definitely use it but I am struggling. I started cylcing for 10 minutes only with no resistence and still my legs hurt so much by the time I finnish. I have tried to increase it to 15 minutes and because I couldn't keep it up I gave up? I can't give up. If I can't do 15 than I will maintain it on 10, or maybe increase it to 12. I also find it hard to do it everyday or at least 5, 6 times a week, since it's only 10 minutes, 3 times a week is not enough, but at least it was something because now I am not exercising at all...
I would appreciate if someone has any ideas or advice to give me, please leave your comments, ok? Thank you all in advance.