This week you may have seen a post I had written about starting the #30dayfitnesschallenge.
I am now on my 3rd day now and starting to feel the burn.
In fact after my first day I could feel the burn , especially in my thighs.
I wanted to give you updates as much as possible and today thought I would share with you some truths about my ups and downs of doing this challenge so hopefully encourage you to join in with me and know you are now on your own.
Having a friend or partner by your side-
I have always had an issue with doing something like this on my own. I feel so much better knowing I have someone joining in with me such as my husband or a friend.
The gym is such a scary thought seeing all those healthy and fit looking people beside you trimmed and toned up to perfection while you struggle . So doing this in your own home is perfect and I love I can do this in private in my own world when ever I feel I am able to do it.
On the first day , my husband seen my post and said he would join in , it made me feel so much better about doing it. It gave me a boost to get started.
We both went upstairs to our bedroom and I had the chart ready to tell him what he needed to do. We both done all three of the tasks for that day
Ok look at the list , it does not look hard at all does it?
Do not be fooled because the numbers look low and there are only 3 things to do. It looks like a simple 10 minute work out, yes?
I looked at this challenge and thought to my self that this would be so easy, it looks too easy and there is no way that I would be hurting or struggling to any of them.
Oh my gosh.....................
I have never done anything like this before and in fact never tried even a sit up since I was 16 years old.
Me and my husband decided to do it together and on our first day we laughed so hard at how our feeble attempts made us look ridiculous.
I got half way through the sit ups and the strain made my eyes pop out my head haha, honestly I felt like I was lifting some real weights in a gym just trying to sit up .
How can it be so hard to lie down and sit up?
Harder than you think. I never even knew myself until I started this. I am sure it will get easier as I go through the days .
I think a lot of the struggle is posture and learning to realise there are parts of your body you have forgot about and need to find again.
Having my husband join in made me feel good about doing it.
Knowing he could do with joining in this challenge too , I knew he would be happy to give it ago.
Ok so although we laughed at each other , we still done the first day and to me that made me want to carry on.
I do not want him to look at me like some weak person. I know I am stronger than that and I want to prove I can do it . With practice and his support through this , It encourages me to succeed.
Changing my habbits-
In my post , I was totally honest with you , I love food.
I do , and when you are sat in you home surrounded by nothing all day every day , the only comfort for you is the contents of your fridge and junk cuboard.
For me I do not like eating a lot of sweet foods so my problem is not the cakes and biscuits but the fizzy lemonade and the cups of tea I drink every day, ok and the cheese.
I always eat in proportion but my reason for the weight gain is not what I eat but how I eat.
I have never been a breakfast person and I have always known that I should be eating breakfast but could never stomach eating in the morning.
I have decided to wake each morning and grab some fruit or crackerbread at least .
Having breakfast dinner and tea is my biggest goal towards working with this challenge.
I want to be able to eat three meals and drink more water which will enable me to give my body the best start alongside the challenge.
I never eat big portion meals so I know I am ok, and I always make homemade meals which always include salad or vegetable so that is not also a worry. I basically need to start eating the correct way and not skip any meals .
Do you know skipping the first meal of the day increase your chances of piling on that weight and becoming obese?
It is true . I never believed it but now I can say I hold my hands up and understand why as it has finally caught up with me .
I honestly thought , If I eat less , I will put on less.
I was wrong and here is why.
I do not like cereal , never have done unless it is granola, so for my breakfast this week I am trying cucumber on crackerbread.
It is actually very nice and refreshing.
I also have a habit of snacking very late at night.
This has stopped.
You need to learn to keep the body in a regular routine and giving my body the rest it needs means no more late night take aways or snacks past 8pm for me.
I wake at 8am so this gives me enough time before boosting my metabolism again with a nice breakfast.
So like I have said , this is my 3rd day in the #30dayfitness challenge and I think I am doing well.
I have started to feel the burning in my thighs and upper tummy area.
I am trying my best not to snack and I have my husband joining in with me to boost my encouragement.
I am loving all the comments of support which has given me an even more bigger boost , so please keep them coming. I really appreciate it , thankyou.
I am wanting you all to join in and we can all help each other .
Making a start is always the biggest obstacle and I am pleased I have started this.
I feel now that I have promised you I will do this and I want to keep my promise and show you all it can be done.
So what are you waiting for ?