It was 5 weeks ago that I broke my ankle, had an operation to fix it and my fitness journey stalled! So did my weight loss. Since then, I have had to keep my leg elevated most of the time and can only get around on crutches.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t gained any weight…I have just stalled.
I have been reading around weight loss and found that it is 80% diet and 20% exercise. I suppose I am getting some exercise, hauling my excess pounds around on my crutches. My arms are definitely toning up. However, I haven’t really addressed the diet issue full on.
So here goes…the healthy eating regime begins again in earnest and I have set a goal. Well actually, I have set two goals. My son gets married this summer so my goals are:
- To be the weight and size I choose by 31st May 2016. (This will allow me to choose and wear an outfit I feel great in); and
- To make my ankle strong enough, through physiotherapy and exercise, to wear heels (at least for part of the day) at the Wedding.
I have made a list of all the foods that I know will make a difference, to speed up my metabolism and ensure my insulin levels remain constant. Now to attempt a shopping trip!
I make sure I get up and move, at least once every hour. I have also developed some armchair exercises, some aerobic and toning ones too. It’s amazing what you can find on YouTube. I will start swimming soon but I am not mobile enough yet to get in and out of a pool.
Week 1 of the new regime to follow…