Slightly late but still done, is my video documenting the hopeful decline of my wobbly bits. Here is what I look like in technicolour glory and what more auspicious day to share than today as I am a little bit of a geek. May the 4th Be With You!
The image, How To Annoy A Geek, made me laugh in a slightly demented way to myself. Has it amused or annoyed you?
1 February 2017
Weight: 74.7kg / 165lb / 11st 11lb
Belly Button: 106.5cm
1 March 2017
Weight: 71.6kg / 158lb / 11st 4lb
Belly Button: 103cm
1 April 2017
Weight: 68.4kg / 151lb / 10st 11lb
Belly Button: 97cm
4 May 2017
Weight: 68.2kg / 150lb / 10st 10lb
Belly Button: 96cm
Thankfully my last minute tan I got before leaving Greece has left me with a healthy glow and by some major miracle I have not put on any weight. That is a HUGE surprise as I’ve gone a bit mad buying and eating all the crap I used to eat.
I don’t know why. Every single thing I’ve eaten I’ve thought…”Well that doesn’t taste great does it?” But I still ate most of it.
So now I’ve seen myself on video and measured myself I am inspired to get a grip. Doing this blog is a good tool for reminding myself of what I want and why and to give myself a kick up the arse.
Reading my last post I said I was going to get going with a micro-commitment exercise plan. Well, I have been walking every day but that is not what I meant. I meant to get going with doing some basic bodyweight exercises like lunges and plank and pushups. So that is going to start from tomorrow and I’ll keep a spreadsheet to track my progress.
I shall commit to doing one of each, every day. The theory behind that is once you get started, you end up doing more anyway and I am very self competitive so I know I’ll want to beat my previous number. As long as I do at least one of each every day, then I will have met my commitment and done what I said I was going to do so I can feel successful and feel encouraged and keep going instead of disappointed, grumpy and want to give up.
I watched a video about this ages ago and I’ve just spent half an hour looking for it, so I hope you find it useful too!
I started off this month thinking it’d be a good idea to step outside my comfort zone and try dating again. As I haven’t micro commitmented myself enough to become someone who will invest heavily in this venture as I don’t yet feel totally worthy, I decided to take the easy option and create a profile on a website that is probably only slightly better than Tinder.
I’m not going to share what’s happened in the brief time I’ve been on there as it is worthy of a whole post on its own. All I will say is that I’ve changed my mind on the whole dating thing (again) and will instead focus on improving myself and my finances (again).
This really worked well for me, as I mentioned in last month’s video. Basically it means that I only consume food and liquids within a consecutive 8 hour window – say from 11am – 7pm – and the rest of the time I don’t eat or drink anything. Here’s a link to an article about the benefits of dry fasting. I’ll write some more about my own experience soon as it’s inspired me to think about doing another detox cleanse. Well, it is almost bikini weather with the Summer coming in the UK. Supposedly…
WHERE’S THE DAMN SUNSHINE?