Thar She Blows!

I have been noticeably absent these past few months but now, just like a humongous whale I am rising up to take a breath!


It’s just been far too hectic: I started a new job in September, the boys started Nursery and we moved house: ridiculous! Whose idea was that?

I had a rather funny notion that once the new school term started I’d have some time on my hands and I’d be able to go to the gym and look like the skinny supermodel I’m truly supposed to be! I thought by November I’d be… lithe?? And possibly…svelte??? Oh the allure of those two words. They’re so appealing when I say them out loud; they practically dance off your tongue as only slim words can.

However, reality bites, or rather I’ve been biting….far too much. As it turns out being a part time worker and a Mum that does the Nursery run, I’ve seen myself snacking on ‘healthy oaty breakfast bars’ and such like. There’s nothing easier in the morning than grabbing one of those little blighters and eating as you drive. But herein lies my folly. They are ridiculously packed with sugar and no more good for me than having Candy Floss for my brekky!

Hi ho, hi ho it’s off to the gym I go….but it seems that my three sessions a week just aren’t going to cut it this time!! As a, shall we say, slightly more mature Mummy, those baby pounds are clinging on for dear life. The love handles of DOOM just aren’t going anywhere I tell you.

I’m beginning to panic! This isn’t what it said on the tin! I’m sure when I decided to half my income and go part time it was because I was going to rediscover my old body! And possibly, create an even better one. Hmmmmm….

So it’s Action Stations! I am going to try a ridiculous fad diet this week and get back to some writing; things that will hopefully see me regain some control! Or just lose some friends, as apparently eating cabbage soup for a week plays havoc with your social life!

7 thoughts on “Thar She Blows!

  1. Blister, forget the fad diet. You don’t need to go to the gym more either. Just make sure that what you do eat, and the three exercise sessions that you complete are high quality. My exercise regime for the past six months has revolved around fixing my knackered parts. Now that there is light at the end of that particular tunnel I have changed my eating habits ever so slightly and increased my exercise intensity a little bit. Over the past two months I have lost six pounds. It’s not easy but it is far healthier, and more sustainable to make small changes that you can maintain. Fad diets and fashionable exercise classes are not the best way to go.

  2. I put a comment here earlier and now it has gone! Anyway, all that you need to do is take in fewer calories than you expend. Simple. My earlier comment was far better but the sentiment was the same. I’ve lost six pounds in two months by doing just that. Very little booze and fewer treats with a slight increase exercise intensity. I’m eating less in the way of bread too. Works wonders. Fad diets give you quick results but those results don’t often last once you reach the end of the programme.

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