After the great response my previous post received, I decided to write a second healthy lifestyle update post. In January I lost over 10kg and when out shopping with friends I noticed big sugar bags that weighed 5kg each. I made my friend Hannah hold two and then told her that I had lost that much weight. It is crazy to hold that amount of weight in your hands and think that I was carrying that around every day. If someone told me I had to carry a bag with two big bags of sugar around with me all day I would refuse automatically but that is what I was effectively doing.
I had another weigh in today and my total weight loss is now 2st 10lbs (17kg) which means I have hit my third bag of sugar! The sugar bags help me to visualise the progress I have made as I struggle to see changes in my body because I see it everyday.
Whilst sticking to the 10,000 steps a day minimum I have also introduced some exercises that I do every day. I initially began at ten crunches, ten knee press-ups and a ten second plank. I have gradually been increasing these and am up to 35 crunches, 15 knee press ups and a thirty second plank. It was a shock to the system at first and my stomach muscles killed but I am pleased that I have been doing more and more each day. If anything, at least my puppy is enjoying the extra walks he has been getting!