As I write this post I've not long stepped off the scales, done a little dance, fist pumped and let out a little celebratory "woop!" after losing another 1lbs, bringing me to a total loss of 2 stone of weight. For the girl who has never managed to lose weight before, I was happy when I lost my first stone. But now that I've lost two? I feel amazing.
It hasn't been easy, and it definitely wasn't as easy as losing that first stone. I've had my willpower put to the test, and I won't hide the fact that there has probably been a few too many pieces of cake, a takeaway and some fried foods that have probably all slowed my progress a little but life is for living, and as long as you don't fall off the wagon or lose sight of your goal then being naughty sometimes is perfectly fine!
After 6 months my eating habits are healthier than they've ever been, not drinking at least 2 litres of water per day feels wrong and going to the gym is just something I do without thinking. My fitness levels are better than they've been in years, I've got tone, definition and what I like to call the beginning of my Baby Biceps, and more than one person has asked me where my (once chubby) legs have disappeared too.
Fitting into the smaller size in clothes feels great, as does running for the train and not getting out of breath. Losing weight isn't the easiest thing in the world, but with the increased confidence, much improved body and obvious health benefits, it's worth it! There's truth in the fact that exercise makes you happy too, and I feel happier, fitter and stronger than I have in years.
I want to start posting more about health and fitness, and although I've not got any qualifications and I'm still at the start of my journey, a lot of people have said they've been inspired by me (and you have no idea how much that means to me, so thank you!) so please let me know if there's anything you'd be interested in reading about in future posts!