Time To Get Fit

Time To Get Fit

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Last year I ran a series of posts called ‘My Body Update’, with weekly updates on my mission to tone up and get healthy.  I lost motivation after a few injuries and went back to being a couch potato, cancelled my gym membership and didn’t do much.  After some encouragement from my friends at work I joined a different gym about two months ago and I am now on a mission to get fit.

Over the past 9 weeks I’ve been on a low FODMAP diet for my IBS, and I thought I’d lose some weight from it, but I haven’t, even though we’ve been eating out less, eating less takeaway and cooking from scratch, which tells me the problem is my lack of exercise.

So I wanted to share a few honest points from me, in terms of how I see myself and not to look for sympathy or compliments;

  • I am currently the heaviest I have ever been
  • I hate my thighs, I’m only 5’2 and feel like they look even bigger because of how short I am
  • I hate the muffin top I get when I wear trousers
  • I hate that my arms no longer have definition
  • I hate that I don’t like the way clothes look on me

I’ve therefore signed up with a personal trainer for the next three months as it’s time to get fit, having one session per week with her, and getting myself to the gym another twice.  I’ve been going out for walks on a lunch time at work and I’m trying to get as close as I can to 10,000 steps in every day.

I want to get my self confidence back and to feel better about myself.  I don’t think I realised quite how much self confidence I’d lost until I said to my personal trainer that I would usually be hiding in the ladies only gym so people didn’t laugh at me trying to run on the treadmill.

I’m planning on posting updates on my journey and would love any advice from any of you also on a similar journey.

Wish me luck,

Lauren xx

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14 Comments

  1. September 19, 2016 / 7:10 am

    Oh Lauren, us ladies all these these woes (*cough* especially with age I may sadly add..) as our bodies change.
    But I completely understand and know how you feel.
    You are a total babe and I know that you’ll say that is nice, I know once you’re feeling better about yourself you’ll know that too. 🙂
    You got this! :p

    Caroline.x
    http://www.carolineelgeywhite.com

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      September 27, 2016 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks so much Caroline, we all have our hangups and it is hard to change them. xxx

  2. September 19, 2016 / 7:26 am

    You’re going to do fab! Stay motivated and keep at it, eventually it’ll become routine and you’ll see the difference in your body x

    Everything But The Kitchen

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      September 27, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks Rhiannon 🙂 x

  3. September 19, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    You’re literally describing me in this post! The same hang ups and the same on/off relationship with gym. I’ve started playing netball now – if I don’t go swimming I only let myself down, bit more awkward to do it to 8 other people! I have never known post-exercise ache like it…

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      September 27, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      That’s a really good point, and it is kind of how I feel with my trainer, if I don’t go, I’m letting us both down! x

  4. September 20, 2016 / 1:37 am

    This is awesome! I know it takes an annoying amount of time to get results, but you’ll get there before you know it. Having a personal trainer has seriously helped me improve my fitness and get my body looking better. They’re so good for helping you gain confidence! You’re gonna do great 🙂
    Steph x. Hello, Steph Blog

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      September 27, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much Steph, that means a lot!! xxx

  5. September 27, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    You are an absolute babe but you need to feel it as much as everyone else sees it! I had a personal trainer for 2 years and it was honestly the best decision I’ve ever made. Good luck and I can’t wait to see how you get on and hear about you feeling better and more confident soon 🙂 xxx

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      October 4, 2016 / 12:34 pm

      Thanks so much Lizi, I really appreciate that :), it makes such a difference having someone to support you through it xx

  6. October 4, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Good luck hun!! It can sometimes be so easy to slip back into old habbits and you just gotta tell yourself you can do it and make a difference for yourself!!
    CharlotteSamantha

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      October 4, 2016 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you so much, definitely, getting that motivation in the first place can be the hardest part! x

  7. October 9, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Good luck with it! I know how hard it is to look in the mirror and hate wahat you see. You’ll get there x

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      October 19, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you Sam, I think every single woman has hang ups about her body x

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