I've finally decided that enough is enough and that I'm not happy with my body so I'm going to change it. I went on a diet at the beginning of the year, as most people do, but only kept to it for about 7 weeks. In them 7 weeks I lost nearly a stone but I'm sure I have put it back on again. I don't own any scales so I'm not going to be looking at how much I weigh. I don't have a clue how much I actually weigh at the moment. I'm 5ft11 and a size 12 in most shops but there is times where I am a size 14. But the size of the clothing isn't what matters to me. It use to be. But now that I'm into Fashion it is more about how the clothing looks on me. I know you have to dress for your body shape. I've learnt to do that. I love some parts of my body and hate other parts. Before I would never be able to say that I was happy with something about my body. I don't mind my stomach. It isn't anything I've ever worried about. I don't like my thighs or hips. They are the major parts of me which I would change.
I'm not doing a diet just because I want to be skinny. Although the media pushes pictures of skinny girls everywhere, that isn't what is wanting me to lose weight. I want to be happy in myself. I want to be fit. Last year, I damaged my back, twisted my spine, tilting shoulder blade and problems with my ligaments around my spine. This makes me weaker than I have ever been, making me the most un-fit I have been as I haven't been exercising. I tried swimming but I was in that much pain I wouldn't be able to manage it more than once a week. But hopefully I could improve by building myself up slowly.
Last night I purchased Jillian Michael's: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism from Play.com. I had heard about Jillian Michael's on several diet Blogs about a year ago and how people incorporated the workout into their daily routine. I know by doing the workout it isn't going to make me lose tons of weight but it is going to introduce me to exercise again and as I work 9-5 it will be easier fitting it into my life. It should arrive tomorrow as I've been tracking it constantly (Yikes), but I do need to purchase a exercise mat.
I also purchased the book 'Skinny Bitch: A No-nonsense, Tough-love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!'.
I remember watching a few YouTube videos which people were talking about this book and it just made me want to read it. Has anyone else had a read?
So... Today I started my diet. I'm under taking the diet on my own level. I'm not going to cut everything I want to eat out straight away as that will make me want it more. I haven't had a snack today, which is something I've started doing since started my job. I have drunk a ton of water and a bottle of Pepsi Max. I can't cut out the Pepsi Max completely. I don't drink Hot drinks so It's a bit hard for me to drink something with more taste than water. I like sparkling flavoured water so I may stock up on them. Has anyone else been trying to diet recently? Or any fitness regimes?