Hello I’m Sarah. My main goal is to drop a dress size and generally tone up. Unfortunately for me I am allergic to the gym so I am going planning to do this by healthy(ier) eating and lots of walking as soon as it’s light enough to go for a nice walk in the evening.
I have found as I've got older that the pounds creep on far more easily which isn’t helped by my love of junk food. They say you are what you eat and in my case that makes me junk. I also love baking and eating cake. I am a mood eater, whatever mood I am in I eat. None of these are helping.
I passed my driving test 18 months ago and since then I have become incredibly lazy. I vowed that I wouldn’t become one of those people who drive to the corner shop but guess what I have. Since I got my car I would guess that I have put on about two stone. I no longer have a flat(ish) stomach which all that walking was to thank for. I haven’t weighed myself in a few years and I won’t be telling you how much weight I have lost or set a target weight. That doesn’t work for me, it makes me OBSESSED with stepping on the scales and doesn't make for a healthy mindset.
The moment I decide I need to diet I just can't stop eating. So the 'D' word is out for me and healthy eating and 'cheating' is in. I will be looking at alternatives to the junk I currently eat that will kid my body into thinking it's still getting its fill. I also need to stop adding cheese to everything even if it does make things taste a thousand times nicer! One thing I am going to do is to limit the amount of liquid calories I consume, who knew a little bottle of lucozade was over 250 calories and about 60% of your daily sugar allowance?! Not me.
My main goal is to go from being a 12-14 to a small 12 who can sometimes fit into a size 10 if its stretchy enough. My little sister is getting married in July so I have until then to find the motivation from somewhere and do this! I plan to do this by getting more active (not a hard task seeing as I am very inactive right now) and to still enjoy the things I love but to find healthier alternatives.
Wish me luck :)