Growing up I was always into sport and participating in some form of physical activity at least once or twice a day - This meant I could eat what I wanted and would never put on pounds.
The older I then became the less I was exercising and then uni began! As a typical student my diet became anything but balanced (unless you classed alternating between Chinese and Indian takeaways and wine and Jack Daniels balanced).
Had I suddenly woken up one morning and felt like ten tonne sally I would have kicked my self up the butt to take action. Instead, my problem has come from the gradual weight gain over the course of 3 years that to me has gone rather unnoticed - Until now!
My gain in weight hasn't been helped by the curse of the leggings! Rather then the honesty of a pair of jeans leggings stretch along with you, luring you into a false sense of comfort until bam you try to get back into your fave pair of jeans - and lets face it know amount of wriggling is going to get them over that extra junk in your trunk!
Over the last year I have felt a real lack in self confidence and have shied away from clothes that pre weight gain I would have worn without thinking once let along twice.
After trying many crash diets I just find myself with the huge rebellious streak that forces chocolate upon me.
After seeing hideous photographs of myself and having booked a fast approaching holiday something in my head has suddenly clicked - I guess having a deadline to work towards makes it feel all real and allows me to have a focus. I am also disregarding comments from people who when I talk about my weight respond by telling me how much I don't need to lose weight - Whilst entitled to their own opinion I know how happy I was before and what being slimmer and fitter made me feel like.
This time however my approach is very different - There are no strict diets involved but I have taken it upon my self to introduce a very simply lifestyle change that involves significantly reducing all damaging food groups such as dairy and processed sugars etc and being more healthy.
The changes have been astounding - Not only have I already lost 9 pounds in just over a week I am feeling on top of the world; I feel I have more energy throughout the day and sleeping like a log through the night! and the best part - no rebellious actions have snuck in :)
Once I have seen even further progress I will be posting some before and after photos to share with you in the hope to inspire those who are in a similar position to moi :)
Love Liv xXx