Okay, technically it is the first time I have posted this on this blog, but once a month I used to blog about my slimming progress. I know it’s cliche but I thought I would wait for the new year before I began it on here.
During 2016 I dropped nearly 3 dress sizes. I was really proud of myself. Unfortunately, once I came back from holiday I wasn’t very well and once the cold weather kicked in I was worse. So, I have not done anything exercise wise for about 5 months. I really need to get motivated. Part of getting motivated is sharing my goals, failures and achievements on here.
I do have a few problems though. About 16 years ago I was diagnosed as having Rheumatoid Arthritis. This means I get very tired quickly, I am in pain fairly often – the change in the weather does not help. When I received the diagnosis the doctor told me not exercise. By that I know he meant high impact exercises. For a long time I just stuck to low impact exercises, however they did not work for me. I have also since done some research through the Arthritis help websites etc… and I can do some high impact.
More information about Arthritis <<<click here>>>
My other problem is that I am very anaemic – which also makes me very tired.
This is why motivation is an issue.
Recently I have also been suffering with stomach problems and I also have an issue with Migraines. Apart from that I am in perfect health (cough) !!
GOAL FOR 2017 – To drop 2 dress sizes.
I know I am over weight and I know that to ease the pain I’m in with my Arthritis I need to reduce the pressure on my joints.
How am I going to do this?
To be honest I have absolutely no idea.
I know I need to:
- Increase my activity
- Drink more water
- Cut out unhealthy snacks (not that I have many)
Besides this I also need to:
- Increase my iron intake through my diet & vitamin d (without using tablets)
- Drink more green tea
- Pack Healthy lunches for work
I will not be following any kind of diet, I will just be healthy eating and increasing my activity.
SO, watch this space…
These posts will be every Sunday during January and after that once a month on the last Sunday of that month. I know it can get boring.
Next Week… The before photo’s… argh!!