Thursday, 26 July 2012

Health and Exercise

I struggle with my health and weight, and I've been doing so for the 20 years I've been alive.

It seems every time I get to a certain level  of fitness, or a happy weight, something comes along and throw that on it's head. Be it a bad breakup, a sports injury, or just loss of will power.  

Recently it has been a recurrence of a debilitating knee problem with my other knee, it landed me on crutches for 3-4 months, and 6-7 months later it still isn't back to 100%. At first I was told I'd need an operation on my knee to correct the alignment and tidy up the damage, though I would need to do a lot of physio before I could even think about taking that option. So with that in mind I pushed myself to go to the gym 3 times a week to do my physio and light physio every other day, I was motivated like crazy. Then I got a second opinion, and was told that actually there was no quick fix to my knee, the pain would likely be something I would live with for the rest of my life, in fact if they went ahead and did the operation, it could very likely make the pain worse! 

This was a huge shock, I'd just had the rug pulled out from under me and I almost let myself spiral back down. Then went through the doctor's letter to my doctor. He said that I needed to continue with physio, I needed to concentrate on loosing weight and reducing the pressure on my knees. He called me heavy set. It was then that I realised, I needed to continue down the path that I was on. Pushing myself harder to get to where I need to be in the hopes that I can enjoy all the things I loved to do, like dancing, even the things i didn't actually like but took for granted I could do like running.

So here I am striving to be healthier, loose weight and be able to paint the town red in my own way again. Though I'm striving so hard and continuing to work out and eat better, I get frustrated that I'm not where i want to be yet. I seem to have lost sight of the fact that actually since February I have lost 2 stone, 2 dress sizes and a whole lot of inches. Last year I bought myself some Zaggora Hotpants in a large and also a medium, I could even dream of fitting into the medium until April- May time this year. I also invested in some Zaggora Flares (Love) in a medium. 

I need to work hard and continue yes, but I also need to take time to pat myself on the back and tell myself that I'm doing well, and I need to look back at my interim goals and see how well i smashed them :)

So tell me have you ever lost sight of how far you've come with your own goals? Have you ever tried hotpants? 

If you haven't, get on that train! you'll love how much they enhance you workouts 

and because I know that money is a little on the short side in this economy (for me at least)
use this code at the checkout of 20% off  LOLAJOHN

The Bucket List

Bucket List Item No. 20 - Write a Blog

I'm sure you guys all know what a bucket list is, a list of things to do before you kick the bucket, well my bucket list is still developing but, I think starting the list when I finish writing it is probably procrastination talking. 

So I'm getting started with what is arguably one of the easiest options on the list, write a blog! 

I can get pretty random at times when I'm talking, so writing this could also get a little random, because I write when I get inspired by things, or something really annoys me yadda yadda yadda. My mainstay of topics are probably likely to be Fashion (clothing I love and make), Food (who the hell doesn't love it!), health and exercise (SAY WHAT!). 

I'm trying to get to a healthy weight where I'm comfortable with my body, and my body isn't hurt by my weight (bad knees), hence the health and exercise and also the food, you can't be healthy without looking at what your eating, that's not to say it doesn't have to taste good! 

I experiment a lot with food, so much so I started a recipe book for myself to keep them straight, otherwise I'd never remember, so I'd love to share my recipes with you guys and get your feedback if you try them out.

I love sewing, knitting and shopping (I'm pretty sure most girls love shopping), sewing is a passion of mine and so I tend to do a lot of it, I've never been any good at taking pictures though, so hopefully you guys can persuade me to do so.

That's alot of things to talk about for a first post but hey, I like to talk! It's your turn though, If you have a bucket list, what's the easiest thing on it for you to do, and why haven't you done it yet? :)