Turning over a new leaf

21.10.09

As some of you know I have talked about weight loss before and have always started with the best intentions, but then slowly gone back to my usual routine.

Lately I have had takeaways more nights than I've had home-cooked food, and as from today this is going to STOP!

I am really unhappy with how I look in my clothes and there's only one person who can change that and that is me. I need to stop making excuses and actually do something about it.

I am looking forward to trying out new recipes, especially home-made soup and things like that. Tonight I took inspiration from Kelly's videos and made a chicken noodle soup with lots of nice chunky bits of cabbage, onion and green beans. And lots of herbs and spices.

I am going to increase my water intake and am going to try to stick to it (hopefully I will see an improvement in my skin too).

There is no way I could ever cut out takeaways or treats, but I'm going to make them a once a week thing rather than an every day occurrence.

I am looking for new and exciting ways to exercise - I don't mind the gym but it's kinda boring sometimes don't you think?

Nothing like a picture of Tracy Anderson to put the Jaffa Cakes down!!

Let me know what you guys do for exercise to give me some ideas!

xxx

28 comments:

  1. I like walking - just taking the stairs instead of lift/esculator or parking further than you could.

    I'm going to join my gym when i get paid and aim to go 3 or 4 times a week :)

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  2. I am seriously loving Paul McKenna's lose weight hypnotise cd and book. I got them from Ebay and so far it's been a month or so and I have lost 6lbs and that's all I needed to lose to be down to my 'target weight' as I wasn't overweight but my clothes were a bit tight. It is so liberating to feel I can eat whatever I want and enjoy it,but I eat so much less and I used to eat a chocolate bar every night on the train home but now I don't and I don't have a mid morning or mid afternoon snack either as I just seriously don't feel hungry as much. It's definitely worth a go I think, even if the CD just sends you to sleep it still works. Good luck with the weight loss xx

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  3. I'm rubbish with exercise! I go running here and there but it's only for about 20 minutes. I have however joined the new gym thats opening in Leeds City Centre- it's called Pure gym and is only £10 a month!x

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  4. Ha I know what you mean, I always have the best intentions but the lure of a Mcdonalds on the way home is sometimes way too tempting.

    But i' drink about 2 litres of water now and have cut down on fizzy drinks and chips.

    So far so good and I have my fingers crossed for you.
    Oh and get yourself a jogging partner its so much fun
    and much cheaper than the gym ha!

    xx

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  5. I think I try to avoid 'empty calories' ie things like pasta and raspberries fill you up much quicker than say bread or chocolate. Rice fills you up too.

    Try rinking a glass of water before each meal as that will fill up your stomach a bit first. Also drink one after and then that is 6 out of your 8 glasses a day :)

    Emma

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  6. I've just started my weight loss kick aswell! I've been doing tracy andersons dance dvd every night for the past four days my body is so sore!!x x

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  7. Swimming is the best way to tone up & squats & lunges are a must goodluck xoxo

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  8. Im totally in the same boat as you- I had a mini melt down this morning trying to dress myself because everything was tight!!
    Im not sure if everyone gets this, but at my house I get a channel called Fit Tv- so I can DVR or OnDemand certain workouts from that channel whenever I want-they have everything from yoga, to pilates, to belly dancing, etc. It keeps it a little more exciting. Now if I could only get back into the habit of doing it!!!
    Good Luck- youve definitely inspired me to refocus! :)

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  9. Get the jaffa cakes back out. Her figure is not sexy.
    xx

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  10. What I did today was to put an exersize dvd on, but with my music on my ears!When I was getting bored of it, I was simply dancing by myself!It felt amazing and I was wondering why I hadn't thought of it earlier!!
    I hate gym and love dancing, that's the best I've found so far!You should try it.
    Btw, I gave you an award, check my last post!
    xxx

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  11. I go to a military style circuit class. It's hard work but afterwards I feel crazy off the buzz of it!
    As it's a circuit you are never doing one thing too long (2 mins at max) so it goes fast and you don't feel the urge to give up! Really recommend it if you could find one near you xx

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  12. I want to lose about a stone but whenever I lose any weight I always put it back on again :( My diets pretty good but I love chocolate, I'll eat a chocolate bar everyday, it's a real addiction. I'm planning on joining the uni gym and trying my hardest to cut down on chocolate. I've found that dance workout DVD's are good for exercise if you have room to do them, ministry of sound ones are really fun. xxx

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  13. I so need to get my finger out and get my ass into gear. I just can't seem to get motivated. Good luck with your goal hun.

    http://eliza-mclellan.blogspot.com/

    Ex

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  14. I know how hard it is to say no to mid-day chocolate snacks and takeaways...but cutting down should be the answer (:

    I do a mix of pilates, spinning and xpower classes (using weights) throughout the week at my university gym! It feels great once you can into the swing of things(:

    good luck!! xxo

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  15. I've recently bought a fitness dvd (Davina McCall's haha), it's so cringey doing it though!
    My most successful way of toning up ever, was boxercise classes at the gym. They lasted an hour and I done it twice a week, that's all. It's not that difficult, and it's fun and it REALLY works. I think I'll start going again.

    nicola xx

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  16. hey, sounds great. But don't beat yourself up. Have you heard of the Gabriel Method? You should look into that, it's all about eating naturally and no catch.

    I'm entirely with you, but the Gymn is only boring if you let it be.x

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  17. i don't get much exercise myself, and i don't like gyms too. but what i do is walk a lot! it's so basic, i know, but it really does help. and it also refreshes me especially when i'm feeling a bit frustrated. =)

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  18. I feel the same Vic, ive put on wieght recently as after my key hole surgery in August ive been scared to exercise..Its going to be my new year resolution to get fit! I use to for a year (until aug) go to Polercise classes, its like aerobics with pole dancing sounds weird but its awesome fun and tones ur thighs and tummy really quickly. you can watch videos on youtube just type in polericse, prob most videos from N.Ireland but im sure there is classes in your area in Eng. Also I did yoga for a year which was great way to destress and tone up.
    Good luck and dont get down on yourself! :) xo

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  19. I bought an adult sized hula hoop from ebay when I went through my fitness phase! It was only about £15 and was a more fun form of exercise than others I'd seen. I don't really bother with it now, but occassionally I put on some music and have a whirl! It's incredible because although you're haardly moving it really gets your heart racing, and it's great for getting a little waist! xxx

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  20. Good on ya!! Ive been taking kick boxing lately and it is SO much fun, and i HATTTTEEE exercise!!! I feel like totally goonnne afterwards, but I also feel empowered by all the punching and kicking I get to do lol Its great cardio, and tones aswell!! You should give it a go???

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  21. I cycle to work most days, it makes me feel good and always wakes me up first thing in the morning plus it is much cheaper than the bus or driving. I really got to the point where the only way I would do any exercise was if I had not choice. Now the only way I can get to work is on my bike so I just have to get on with it. The downside is it is really hard work and despite doing 50 miles a week for the last 5 months I have not lost a single pound. Still I get to feel smug knowing I've made the effort.

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  22. I'm so bad with exercise, I tend to do some, then not do any for ages before starting again. I'm lucky enough to live close to a swimming pool so I try and swim for 30mins several times a week (usually when I need to wash my hair lol). Also I try not to take lifts or escalators unless its a really high floor and do a lot of walking as well. Good luck x

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  23. I love your post:) It looks like you are in the same place as myslef:) I jsut signed up to gym and starting my weight loss voyage:) I will be blogging more about it. Looking forward more weight lost posts from you.

    Kisses from London,

    Moni

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  24. I am 100% the same...pledged to rejoin the gym when my contract was extended at work, go on the cross trainer at home everyday and walk 'round the block' (40mins) but so far i've done zero. Must. Try. Harder. I complain about being the biggest one of my friends and have been half hoping that weight would just fall off me whilst i sleep...unlikely lol We need an online 'weightwatchers' style weigh in for motivation xx

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    Check out my page -

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    Ex

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  26. I use the same Tracy Anderson pic for 'fit-spiration'!!
    I have the gym membership, but like you said can get old. Sometimes I ride my bike outside with girlfriens, like on our way to coffee or something. I joined a kickball team and took a belly dancing class. I also put yoga, pilates, and dancing workout videos on my netflix queue just for some fun.

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