A Better, Brighter Me. My Health and Fitness Plan.

A Better, Brighter Me. My Health and Fitness Plan.

IMG_0530My 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.

Epson PulsenseThe 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.

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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.

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26 Comments

  1. January 22, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    Good luck! I’ve just signed up for the Couch to 5K programme….. here’s hoping I can run in Central Park when we visit NY in October!! #PoCoLo

  2. January 19, 2015 / 10:54 am

    Good luck victoria. It sounds like you have a good plan so just remember that it doesn’t matter so much what you do but that you keep doing it. Which means finding ways to keep going when things get tough. So remember to have fun along the way, you deserve it and it will keep you motivated.

  3. January 16, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Good luck with your plans – sounds like you have some great ideas to keep you motivated. Coconut oil is the best thing ever – not just for eating either. I’ve got a half written post about it I must finish and publish at some point!!
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  4. January 16, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Wishing you all the luck in the world on your mission to better health honey. I was Paleo for two years before starting GAPS, and am a huge advocate of it. There are tons of Paleo recipes on my two blogs if you’re ever after inspiration xxx
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  5. January 16, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    Oh dear, you’ve discovered my secret – that’s why I daren’t write anything on my blog about the weight I need to lose!! Never quite motivated enough and don’t want anyone to make me stick to it 🙂 You’ve been very successful before, I’m sure you can be again – this is your year! PMA all the way xxx
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  6. January 16, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    Oh dear, you’ve discovered my secret – that’s why I daren’t write anything on my blog about the weight I need to lose!! Never quite motivated enough and don’t want anyone to make me stick to it 🙂 You’ve been very successful before, I’m sure you can be again – this is your year! PMA all the way xxx

  7. January 16, 2015 / 4:10 pm

    Good luck Vicky, sounds like you’ve put a lot of thought into it, always a good first step. It’s making me feel guilty now though as I’m slouching on the settee eating chocolate whilst I browse the #pocolo posts!

  8. January 16, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Good luck with it all Vicky – you sound determined, so I am sure you will succeed. I, too, have let my health slip over the last year – and I am in the process of making a change. I’m on day 6 of a Juice detox. I feel energised and have a flat stomach, one of which i haven’t seen in years! Hopefully, I will continue to eat healthily and drink less! It’s been hard, but once you start seeing the results it boosts your resolve! xx
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  9. January 16, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Good luck, I hope it goes well, it sounds like you’ve got the motivation which I think can be half the battle. I look forward to hearing all about how you get on.
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  10. January 16, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    You have such a great, positive attitude Victoria, I know you will succeed! It’s great that you your plan in place and I think it’s good you are switching it up – facing a whole month of juicing would be a bit much, however yummy they are. I wish you all the best with it, but I hope that as you are in a fragile place emotionally you won’t be too hard on yourself. xxx
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  11. January 16, 2015 / 9:16 am

    Good luck Victoria! You sound very motivated, inspired and organised, and how could you not make it with all the plans you have put in place? I admire you – I definitely need to eat better and will – once the christmas chocolate has all been scoffed! #pocolo
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  12. January 16, 2015 / 7:42 am

    Good Luck with your fitness plan. I’ve heard lots of good things about coconut oil and am going to try and incorporate it more into my diet, even if I just eat a spoonful a day!

    #PoCoLo
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  13. January 16, 2015 / 7:06 am

    Wow…it sounds like you are really motivated to get back on track. I have been doing a little health kick of my own and feel very determined also. I have just been reading about the benefits of coconut oil and ordered some online last night to start using for cooking. Good luck…I look forward to reading how you get on x

  14. January 16, 2015 / 5:13 am

    Hi Victoria, glad to see you back and in a positive mindset! Life has a habit of throwing things at us that can knock us for six and mess with our health and fitness.

    I find if I am fit and healthy that I can cope better with things better( I hope you find the same)….I must admit that if that fruit bake my breakfast this morning I’d be happy, my Weetabix or porridge will look positively drab in comparison.

    You have the support behind you and you sound as if you are in the right mindset, so you go girl. Slowly and surely…This time next year the hard work will be behind you and it will just be a matter of health and fitness maintenance!
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  15. January 15, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    You sound determined and positive, which is always half way towards achieving your goals. Although this is easy to say but when you’re feeling pretty awful about yourself it’s difficult to do. Best of luck
    I am a great believer of homeopathic, holistic approaches to healing our bodies, so I’m sure you’re in good hands. You have a plan, you have determination and you have people supporting you – hopefully a recipe for success! Best of luck xx xx

  16. January 15, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Sounds like you’ve got lots of resources at you fingertips!
    Coconut oil is awesome, I go through it like there’s no tomorrow; will be interesting to see if one pot turns you into a coconut oil obsessive too!
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  17. January 15, 2015 / 11:38 am

    I know only too well how weight can just creep on when you are not feeling the best about yourself for one reason or another. Last year, I seem to have given up eating healthily and lived on wine and toast (or so it seems!). I felt sluggish and despondent all year and just seemed to give in to it. I decided to change things this year and not accept my middle aged spread – I have no fixed diet in mind, but will just be eating lots more veg, whole grains and fruit smoothies and a lot less sugar, alcohol and bread. I’m going to pop over to Reboot with Joe for some inspiration, so thanks for your post 🙂
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