Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A Step Into Fitness..


FINALLY my fitness journey has begun. It has been long over due but I kept finding excuses. So I'm going to tell you a little about it and every so often I will update you on the progression.

I will admit that in no way is my diet healthy or normal and I do not suggest it for others. You see I only have one (reasonably healthy) meal a day. Before all you diet experts start moaning and saying this is unhealthy and actually going to make it worse because as soon as I eat more I will instantly gain weight. No. I have tried every diet under the sun, I have tried three small healthy meals a day, I have tried everything. But nothing. This is what works for me. I don't care what others think about it because everybody is different. This also is a way that I don't suffer with daily chronic stomach pains. I have managed to stay the exact same weight since way before Christmas because of this and that is with absolutely no exercise at all.

So imagine what would happen to my weight if I did exercise? I don't particularly like going to the gym as it is with other people, I can't go swimming whilst my body is so yuk and running, well 10 minutes and I would be on the floor. So my best solution was walking. I have wanted to do it for a while and I really want another dog, one who is able to join me for a daily walk in the big park next to my house. However, this won't happen until later on in the year. I don't want to walk on my own, it is lonely and embarrassing. I can find a friend or family member maybe for one or two days a week but no one is around every day and I want to do it every day. I found a solution, I have a reason to walk with an end destination..

Corey's school is very far, 2.5 miles to be exact. I am currently learning to drive so whilst I can not my grandparents do the school runs for me. It really does upset me so much that I don't get to do it. Doesn't help that my driving is taking longer than I expected too. But I will get there eventually. It is easier for them if I don't go along as they live closer to the school and it is out of their way to have to pick me up to go to the school to pick Corey up and drop him back off. You can imagine the annoyance that would be? Although they would happily do it, they already do enough so it is how it is.

On Monday morning, I woke up and decided to just start exercising that day. I have decided that every day in the afternoon I will walk the 2.5 miles to meet my grandparents to pick up Corey. Of course, Corey can't walk that amount back so I will get a lift back. But considering I can't even remember the last time I done exercise the 2.5 miles walk 5 days a week is a big thing and hopefully do me the world of good. Even more so for the fact, the weather is nice and fresh air will be lovely.

I've done it for 2 days now and it is taking me 45 minutes to walk these 2.5 miles which I didn't think too bad as I do usually walk a pretty decent speed compared to most. For some reason I can actually walk fast than some people can run!! I've not been going my usual speed as yet as to be honest I didn't want to push it too much too fast. So hoping to improve on my time over time. I am pretty proud of my efforts (even if it has only been 2 days!). But this time I feel determined to not give up and that is a huge accomplishment for me.

I've decided after a couple of weeks of doing this, if all goes well - fingers crossed. That I will also go to drop Corey off to school in the morning and walk back home. That would make an impressive 5 miles a day, 5 days a week.

Right, I've not got a starting picture of what I look like - as I do honestly hate the way I look. I have taken one for myself and maybe once I have a big difference that is noticeable in picture form then I may not be so embarrassed to do a before and after. Over all I have 5 stone to lose however instead of relying on the scales, I am actually just going to go by what size clothes I fit into. So I want to drop 3 or 4 dress sizes. I want to feel comfortable enough to be proud of my body. It will never be perfect, I am cursed with stretchmarks and operation scars on my stomach which will never go so no bikini's ever for me. But a pretty dress in summer without having to wear leggings or black tights would be good!

I'm very excited to be starting this new fitness journey, I know it may not seem like much to some people. But for me it is huge, 2.5 miles a day is a far way after all.

Love, Gemma xo

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1 comment :

  1. Good luck with your fitness journey. Walking is a great way to be active and it's really low impact. Just stick some music on and power walk those 2.5 miles and you will be feeling great at the end of it!



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