While I am not one to make New Year's resolutions, I do tend to put things off until after the boys start school, and this year was no exception. I promised myself that once I had my days free again, I would dedicate some time each morning to writing. After seeing this photo of me taken at Christmas, I amended that to writing and working out!
The first day of school happened to coincide with First Movie Tuesday* so plans were postponed for 24 hours, which allowed for some actual plans to be made. At midnight last night, I weighed myself for the first time in 3.5 years, and while not as bad as I thought it could be, it was certainly worse than I'd hoped - a whoppingly confrontational 97.1 kg. I am officially the heaviest I have ever been, having put on the 13 kilos I lost three years ago, with a little extra for good luck.
As always, I'm worried that once again my efforts will fizzle and burn and ultimatley amount to nothing, so I am keeping my expectations low and aiming for a slow burn. I am opting for the 5:2 diet, of low caloric intake (fasting) two days per week and normal healthy eating (without counting calories) the other five. This is the recommended diet for the Constant Craver according to What's The Right Diet For You, and with the Cheeky One on a health kick at the moment, I figure now is probably the best time to give it a whirl.
So the plan is to:
- Work out every day for 15-30 mins
- Write every day for 30-60 mins
- Weigh in & blog weekly on Wednesdays
and then watch what happens ...
* a long standing annual tradition where myself and a fellow mother and cinemaphile shed our mothering responsibilities at the school gate, after seven weeks of school holidays, and enjoy our first child-free movie of the year.