I have always been an advocate for self love but sometimes it’s easier said than done. Lately I’ve been thinking about my body. A body that has seen me through 24 years. It is impressive. I have watched it fall ill and heal itself, seen it recover from a lot of physical injury and sat by as it learnt to do new things. I am proud of all each and every time it has been successful. However, I am not happy. Ever since I was young my weight has fluctuated and it has always been a sore point for me. I am not overweightbut I am lazy and I worry that it’s this laziness that will cause me problems in the future. I want to become fighting fit.
You see, I am the first person to make an excuse. It’s been a long day at work. I’ll do it on the weekend. I deserve this lie in. And so exercise and healthy eating have usually fallen to the bottom of the pile. But I had a little bit of a wake up call just over a year ago.
Whilst out at a family meal my Mam pretty much passed out at the table and after a night at the hospital we found out she was diabetic. My grandfather is also diabetic (as well as suffering with heart problems) so the family genes aren’t exactly in great condition. Being a geneticist this kicked my brain into gear slightly. If I didn’t want to end up down the same path I needed to start doing something. This was becoming less about a vanity thing and more about my general health and well being.
I’m telling you that this happened a little over a year agoso why am I only starting now. The honest answer? I’m scared. Fitness seems hard. Sure, there’s plenty of people out there with ready made brands making it look easy. However when it comes down to it, the amount of discipline needed is something I am concerned about not having. I feel like I’m finally ready to give it that commitment.
I’m prepared for it to be a long road, especially when I need to try things out and see what works best for me. Below is my starting point – I’m more than a little nervous to share this here but I’m hoping in a few months I’ll start to see the change.
Stats as of 01/07/2017
- Weight – 127.8 lbs
- Bust – 35 inches
- Chest – 30 inches
- Waist – 29.5 inches
- Stomach – 32.5 inches
- Hips – 37.5 inches
So here’s to a happier and healthier future!