My health and well-being has noticeably gone downhill over the last year and a half. In short, I feel crap. My demeanour has always been one of a positive notion but, when I suffered my first miscarriage in October 2013, I started on the slippery slope of not really caring about what I ate, how I felt or looked or, well, anything really. My frozen shoulder issues also begin in November 2013 (I do believe that this was a knock-on effect of what had come before) and left me in a lot of pain over 2014.
This time around it is different. After my second baby loss I vowed to be positive. I wanted to spend Christmas with my family not really worrying about my diet and me in general and just have fun. But, from today, things are gonna change around here!
Over the coming weeks I have a number of things to try out in a bid to get fit and healthy in a bid to get back to the real me. If you read #PoCoLo then you will know that I had a homeopathy appointment last weekend with people who are studying this type of medicine. They took me on as a trial case and I had to go over my life and health history as they believe in treating the body as a whole. I spoke for an hour and a half about many difficult and painful things, some of which made me cry, and now I am waiting to see what they come up with.
The first test will be regarding my fitness. Epson have come up with the Pulsense PS-100. It is a heart rate activity monitor which I will be wearing on a 24/7 basis. They have kindly given me a two month membership with my local gym and I shall be starting classes next week. I shall also be using the treadmill and exercise bike which we have in our garage gym. It will interesting to monitor how I do.
The next tests will involve my diet. Firstly – and this is not a review – I shall be following the Joe Cross 15 Day Reboot Plan, but I shall only be doing this for 10 days. If you haven’t heard of Joe Cross, his film ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ fascinated me last October. I then started juicing and not only did it make me feel great, I also lost a good amount of weight. The plan I am doing is one of the free resources over on his website and I also get daily recipes into my email. So, for 5 days I shall be having a completely vegan menu and then, for the following 5 days, I shall be juicing. This morning I had a really lovely apple, berry and cinnamon bake for breakfast – see the photo at the top of this post – I don’t think this is going to be too bad!!
After I’ve finished the 10 day Reboot, I shall be trialling the Paleo plan with Soulmate Food and, following it with the New You plan. On top of all of that, we have a brand new SodaStream to ensure that, as a family, we all drink more water plus Vita Coco have sent me some of their coconut oil to use as a healthy alternative when I am cooking.
So you see, I really have no excuse. Plus, I knew that if I wrote it down on my blog, then I would have to stick to it. I did it with the Dukan diet the last time around and I lost over 16lbs. This time I have far further to go. I really don’t want to have to do this, but I know that if I tell you my lowest weight from March 2013 and then what I it is now, I can’t get out of it!
- Weight on 1st March 2013: 148.8lbs
- Weight on 15th January 2015: 187.0lb
I have a long way to go, but I am going to do this. I am going to share my health and fitness plan. I am going back to being a better, brighter me.