Archive | April, 2011

Bluebell Wood and C25K!

30 Apr

Went for a fantastic walk today – didn’t want to miss ‘peak bluebell time’ – it’s so unpredictable with the good weather lately! Such a fabulous sight.


It’s times and walks like this that make me relaise just how spectacular Dartmoor is, and how lucky I am to live here!

Anyway, enough of the cheesiness!

Tomorrow, I am starting the Couch 2 5K challenge (Here is the programme outline) which I read about on my favourite blog . Despite the fact that I think I exercise quite regularly (well 3-4 times a week), I cannot run very far at all. I am excited and keen to get started, but very nervous, and posisbly a little worried that I won’t be able to run the 60 seconds for week 1!

Anybody got any tips? Has anyone done C25K before?

Wish me luck!

<3

Sophie.

Happy Royal Wedding Day!

29 Apr

Well, the day the whole world has been waiting for is finally here! They’re married!

I wasn’t originally very interested, or planning on embracing the wedding fever, but when I woke up this morning I couldn’t actually help it! What started as a cheeky peek at Prince Harry, and wanting to see the dress, turned in to 3 hours glued to the TV watching it all live!

I also live in one of those cute villages with a great community spirit, and so this afternoon we had cream teas, a few glasses of fizz, and a special wedding cake! As a result, I’m feeling a little bloated this evening, but it was worth every mouthful!

Amongst all this fun, I only managed to squeeze in a 3-mile walk this morning (was exhausted after a stressful week) – so off to bed now so that I can be up early for Jazzercise in the morning (You’ll soon learn that I am completely and hopelessly addicted!).

What did you do to celebrate the big day?

<3

Sophie x

Formal Introductions.

29 Apr

Hey guys!

I feel that if you are going to get properly involved in my journey it is only fair that I share my background story with you – it’s the first step in us becoming real, lifelong friends!

All my life I have suffered with my weight – always been the ‘fat friend’. I am fortunate enough to have never been bullied because of my weight, nor has it ever got me really ‘down’. However, I always wish that I was buying my clothesย  size smaller (I’m not sure this will ever change!). So in the summer of 2008, I joined Slimming World for the first time. I was amazed at how much I could eat, and how relatively straight forward the plan was to follow – I got on really well, and dropped about a stone. However, when I returned to my life as a beer-guzzling, fast food-loving student in September, this rate of weight loss was difficult to maintain, and I stopped going to group, and gained most of the weight back.

This pattern continued until I graduated last year (2010) and I decided that enough was enough – I did not want to get any bigger, and returned to ‘fat club’! I started off well, but have been struggling a litte of late as I get closer and closer to my target weight!

I think the trick now is to go back to basics, and up the ante with my exercise programme – which is where you come in! Tips and motivation always welcome! (On this front, introductions to Bob Harper also very welcome!).

In time, I guess what you can come to expect from my blog is an honest, heart warming (and probably hilarious – at my expense!) story of weight loss as I search for my optimum weight, juggle commitments with the gym, and work out how I am going to stay halthy!

Until next time…

Hello World!

27 Apr

Hey guys!

Well, here I am. I had this idea to start a blog in order to start writing again, and decided that I would share the ups and downs of my weight loss journey, with with a healthy dose of ‘life’ chucked in too!

So here is my story. I am a 22 year old brit (living in Devon) and have struggled with my weight for years. I am a die hard Slimming World believer, and want to share the knowledge that I have gained, some funny stories and recipes etc with you all. I also need to ‘up the ante’ with my exercise regime, so I am taking on the C25K challenge, which I came across whilst ‘researching’ for my blog!

So please feel free to join me on my journey to become a ‘Born Again Self-Confessed Couch Potato’! I’m going to need all the help I can get!

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