So why did I decide to embark on a health and fitness campaign in late November?
Many people have asked why I didn’t wait until the New Year. In fact, I knew that I had to be in the right frame of mind and to really want to do this for myself and no-one else. Additionally, if I had waited, I would have probably been a stone heavier after the Christmas period.
So bravely, I joined up to The PACT at Evolution of Fitness and also made a pact with myself to get Healthy, Fit and to lose some of my excess baggage.
I felt very apprehensive, nervous and wondered what I was letting myself in for. I knew from discussing the programme with Jase that this would be tailored to my current level of fitness….zero, and the fact that I had an ankle injury. My knees don’t work that well and my balance is awful. I have no upper body stength and I am several stone overweight. In fact, I would be out of breadth at the top of a short flight of stairs.
During Week 1 I had an assessment, discussed my personal goals and had my stats done. I can’t believe that I have let myself go to this extent. I was annoyed with myself and fortunately, this made me determined to succeed. I also made the decision to cut out alcohol for the first 4 weeks and to change my eating habits.
Week 1 wasn’t easy and it was a bit of a shock to the system. I could hardly walk or sit and I felt my muscles ache in places I never imagined. What this showed me was that I wasn’t using these muscles and also just how unfit and immobile my body was.
I’m actually looking forward to Week 2. Only another 12 weeks to go!!