Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Jillian Michaels 30 day shred

Reviews on this workout DVD have been pretty amazing, and there are a bunch of videos on Youtube with great results too. I decided I wanted to do this, so I bought a box set of 4 Jillian Michaels DVD's which includes the 30 day shred. It hasn't arrived yet but level 1 is on Youtube, so until it comes I'll be using that.

I'm hoping to see my clothes get looser by the end of it. I've taken my measurements so I can compare at 10, 20 and 30 days. I also took a frightening picture of myself, if there's a big difference at the end I'll post!

I'm looking forward to getting on this and powering through. Today is day 2 for me, and I ache, but not so badly I cant move so...we shall see what tomorrow brings!

Friday, 25 January 2013


Swimming costumes are so unattractive unless you are in good shape.

Whenever I wear my swimming costumes I feel like a heffalump, and definitely just focus on all the lumps and bumps that are in the wrong places. Sometimes I think you may as well swim naked because you see your whole shape through them anyway! (Having said that, I am glad people don't swim naked. Inappropriate much?) I think it makes getting yourself to the pool that much harder because you don't feel comfortable.

They're marketed as either athletic, or sexy. They look good in the pictures-on the models-then when you buy it and put it on for the first time, you expect to be transformed into either a beach babe, or an athlete. Thought process: 'that looks good, if I buy this I'll look like that!' That doesn't happen! But we fall for it every time. I say we, I mean me, and hope that I'm not the only one.

Click to find my less vain approach to exercise and weight loss

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Something to aim for...

This is a size 14 dress that I have never worn.

I would love to wear it, I'm hoping that the next time I go home I will fit into it. If I manage to drop a dress size by my birthday, I should fit into it shortly after that. 

When I fit into it I really want to get lots of wear out of it!

you can follow my weight progress more closely here 

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Mountain of Clothes!

 While I've been at home I have tried to hunt down the many bags of clothes I have hidden away from the world. I think I was pretty successful, but I have a funny feeling I may have missed one or two!

 Tops, Jeans, Skirts, Trousers...
 Dresses, tops, trousers, jackets...
As you can see There are a lot of clothes. As well as the piles at my Uni flat!

Uni flat pile : 

My goal is to drop a dress size by my birthday (mid Feb) I have a few items to aim to get into as motivation, I'll post pics of those soon!