Monday, 9 December 2013

twenty eight pounds

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!

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22 comments:

  1. Yay well done u!Dying to see more health n fitness posts from u.What do u eat pre and post workout? Xx

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  2. plz come be my personal trainer! <3 you've done so amazingly xxx

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  3. Congratulations! Can't beleive the I've missed out on most of this journey but crappy Bloglovin unfollowed 20% of the blogs I follow :-s catching up on your posts now though xxx

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  4. Im totally down for hearing about health and fitness! I can't say Im ever going to be a dedicated gym bunny but im going for little changes and just being more aware... It's been fab seeing your progress though! CONGRATS :D

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  5. Congratulations lovely, glad you feel so much better health wise, I would love to see more health and fitness posts especially when it comes to food!

    Hannah
    x
    www.daintyandivory.blogspot.com

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  6. You really are a great inspiration, Charlene. I'd love more posts about what's helped you stay focused along the way! Any tips and tricks would be great :) x

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  7. Congratulations, you've done absolutely amazing!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  8. Well done that's amazing! Wish I could have your will power!

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  9. Congrats! I can't wait to read more about your health journey :)
    I've gained about 30lbs since finishing high school (2.5 years ago) and now I really need to start losing those extra pounds. Sometimes the hardest part is to start the journey.

    M.

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  10. Congratulations, you have done extremely well!
    Claire xx
    Claire does beauty

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  11. This is awesome, really well done! It's very inspirational :) I've had my ups and downs in diets and it's really motivational to see someone else succeed! Makes me think I can do it too.

    Beth // SANS SOUCI

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  12. Totally with you about the gym < I seeem to have managed to get it into my routine quite nicely and feel weird if I don't manage to get there due to other commitments. I need to work on my food intake, though.

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  13. Congratulations, that is an amazing achievement! 2 stones is a hell of a lot of weight so you should be proud. I'd love to see more fitness posts, maybe workouts that you do at the gym and at home? Help the rest of us shed some pounds after the inevitable christmas weight gain!

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  14. aw wow! congratulations! :) you should be so proud & I'd love to read more posts like this and health and fitness related! :) x

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  15. massive congratulations! it's always great to hear a success story! i hope it continues! x

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  16. Well done you! I would love to see some hints & tips as I've fallen massively off the wagon, I blame Christmas of course. xx

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  17. A belated congrats Charlene!x

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  18. Congrats!
    I desperately need to lose weight, your blog post has motivated me

    [new blog post up]
    LifeWithFrancesca x

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  19. Congratulations! I think motivation is needed constantly to keep you going!

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