A New Health Journey?

I started writing this post in December last year. I'd planned to make big changes ahead of the new year and then life happened, I started working and it all got a little crazy. I feel like I'm the most unfit I've ever been, I've gained weight...but for once I'm not unhappy in my own skin. I used to hate looking in the mirror. Now, I don't think I've changed so much that I would love looking at myself naked in a mirror, but I no longer gag at the mere thought of it. I've started wearing tighter clothes, and generally feeling more comfortable in this body that is mine. 

Of course, I always want to be thinner, like many, but I think deep down my mindset honestly has changed. I no longer what to be thin for others, I want to lose weight so that I can be fitter and better able to enjoy life, especially walks with my partner. 

For me, this comes in two parts, exercise and nutrition. I think I've always known both of those deep down, but when I recently did the WW quiz (formerly known as Weight Watchers), after answering questions about my health and lifestyle, it confirmed that nutrition is my biggest focus, followed by activity. I also like that the new WW format focuses on mental wellbeing, as well as physical. 

As of right now, I feel like I've over done the local walks thanks to lockdown 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc. I used to love swimming and even  going to the gym every once in a while. My upcoming goals are to do home workouts. I have got my Wii set up so that I can do Zumba at home, but I've also signed up for a work out program, FitOn. It is actually the number 1 free fitness app currently, and I was introduced to it through their celebrity guest workouts with Julianna Hough and Casey from Blogilates. I love them both and can't wait to do their workouts in particular.

Of course, as you can clearly see from the personal quiz, nutrition is my biggest focus. I'm the first the admit that my diet is appalling. I hate vegetables, always go for chocolate over fruit and if boredom hits, I go for food. I don't remember the last time I was actually hungry! My goal for the rest of this year is to try new foods, concentrate on including vegetables and not be afraid to have to make a second meal. You'll see from the vlogs, I've already been making small steps towards this...and that's what counts! 

So here's hoping, you'll keep my accountable, support me in my struggles and encourage me to do better always.