It’s always around this time of year that I go on a bit of a fitness/weight loss kick, and as predictable as ever I am doing it again. It was this time last year that I fell for the wonders of Power Plate classes – which I still totally adore and would do far more regularly if I could afford it. But as an alternative I have recently joined the gym – Fitness First to be precise. I’ve joined through work, which means that I pay a reduced price but have access to all the clubs around London (all but one) and I’m aiming to go at least three times a week. But only once in my life have I managed to go to a gym regularly over the period of a whole year – so wish me luck with sticking to this!
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In addition to this, I’m also taking a look at my eating habits. Which to be frank – are pretty horrendous. I struggle to resist temptation, see food as a treat and my tastebuds seem to constantly crave carbs/cheese/sugar. So I have signed up to the new (and hopefully improved) Weight Watchers Pro Points plan. I’ve been considering doing this for weeks but have finally taken the plunge in an attempt to keep an eye on what I am consuming every day. I tried the normal WW plan last year and stuck to it for a while, but then just tailed off. I found it too much effort to constantly log what I was eating and having to calculate how many points a meal was every time was a pain… so I’m hoping the new Pro Points will make a difference.
Along the way I’m also going to test out some other (hopefully complimentary) weight-loss/slimming type products, such as Rodial’s Crash Diet (despite the feeling that the name is quite irresponsible) to see if that delivers results. I’ve also heard that they have a new product called ‘Arm Sculpt’ that I’m very curious about too (I hate my bingo wings) so make pick this up for a road-test, depending how the other products fare.
Anyway, this is just the initial update. I’m not going to post my current ‘vital statistics’ but I will post details about any loss (weight and/or inches) and perhaps at the end post the starting details to put in context. But at the moment – I’d love to hear any tips or suggestions you have for keeping the motivation going, making filling/tasty meals that are still healthy and keeping a bit of self control when eating out!