Fitness - This is the one aspect that I knew would be the easiest for me, I absolutely LOVE to exercise! The sense of achievement, the exhilaration, the endorphins running through you for hours after, the blissful sleep and the alertness that comes with being active!
My fitness schedule is currently 2 sessions per week with my personal trainer, 2 runs of at least 5km's and 2 walks each week. My goals are to increase the 2 walks to slowly become 2 jogs and increase the distance of my runs up to 10km! I have done 2 10km fun runs this year and I am about 2 weeks away from a 14km run! I would absolutely love to do a half-marathon, coming from never being a runner during school or university, its becoming quite an accomplishment for me to continue to run and improve!
Diet - This one is the one that I thought would be the hardest, but since joining Weight Watchers, this has been by far the easiest! After I had spoken to a number of people who had had quite a lot of success with Weight Watchers, I thought it couldnt hurt to try! So, here I am 12 weeks in and I am down 6kg! It is so easy to keep track, my exercise helps me earn more food for when I need it (comes in handy for a few wines on the weekend!) and it keeps working! I have had a few bad weeks and I have always kept under my points, and I am still loosing weight!
Beauty - This one was the hardest for me, I have had to seek advice from a number of different people. Luckily for my hair, my bridesmaid is also my hairdresser, so I have had her telling me how to look after my hair for years - no tying my wet hair up in an elastic for me!
My skin-care and make-up was what was a huge challenge, so where did I turn? Professionals of course! I am used to having facials now after Mr Teaspoon bought me a great package for my birthday a few years ago and the beautician was honestly shocked that I had never had a facial before! So, my first stop for getting my skin care regime in order was heading back to the spa for a dermalogica facial with skin mapping. The lovely beautician looked at my skin and based on what I was already using, made some suggestions for changes including moisturising MORE to prevent oily skin? Who knew? Now my skin rarely breaks out, save for the occasional small spot due to hormones or stress when I dont follow my regime!
Make-up is one that I am definitely still working on and I am linking together my weight-loss goals with this aspect with the following goals:
- Loss of 5kg = make-up classes at a nearby cosmetic store, they have lessons that cost $150, but you can redeem that on product! Finally got around to redeeming this a few weeks ago, goodness it was great!
- Loss of 10kg = Massage, body scrub and facial - definitely looking forward to this one! Not long to go now!
For my goal weight im getting a new pair of designer jeans!