This is a thank you Fit Camp post… 🙂
I’ve been going to Fit Camp for ages, since it was on Duncan’s field. I’ve never been sporty, I’ve never particularly enjoyed sport. My favourite fit camp exercise is the bum lift (RIP normal bum lifts). I think I enjoy Fit Camp, I certainly love the feeling you get at the end! I love the camaraderie.
I was overweight as a child, lost weight without really trying as a teenager, since having babies my weight has gone up and down and I’ve tried various diets. I’ve remained a size 12, but some clothes were getting to be quite tight and some just never got tried on because I knew they wouldn’t fit.
In March a good friend commented on how she’d been looking at photos and said that both of us looked better 3 years ago. At first I was a bit pissed off, but then I realised she really was right. I weighed myself and was shocked.
The next day I started tracking what I was eating using the myfitnesspal app. It made me realise how much I had been eating previously. The first week was tough, and I got through it by upping my exercise so that I could eat more. Cycling to work and going to 3 instead of 2 fit camp sessions a week and sometimes going for a walk after tea so that I could afford some chocolate!
8 weeks on I am about a stone lighter, I am still tracking calories, but my weight does go up and down randomly. That is annoying, but, my clothes all fit me, and I can take my jeans off without undoing them! I’ve actually started enjoying exercise more. It’s easier now I’m a bit lighter too. If I go a day without exercise I feel a bit restless, which is weird!
I’ve still got wobbles that I want to get rid of, but I can see that it’s achievable now. I just need to cut down on the chocolate.
So…. that’s a very long winded. Thanks Heidi for all the Fit Camps and diet advice!