So I started on my fitness quest about 6 weeks ago. A couple of weeks in and handing in daily food journals, I got my first piece of homework. Breakfast. A few changes needed to be made. Easy, I nailed this task. So then homework number two was delivered. Boom. “No sugar Bailey”. Are you having a Jeffrey? None, nada, nicht?!! How the feck do you expect me to do this? No hot chocolates, no cakes, no biscuits, no eating the kids leftovers! I’m going to be a miserable cow to live with. Clearly the trainer didn’t give a shizzle! I knew deep down this is what I needed to do as I’ve been rewarding myself daily since I got pregnant with the twins! However, I bloody love food and a sweet treat so this seemed like the impossible!
Well a month in and I’m surviving. I’ve allowed myself a few alcohol nights as we had a date night in London Town, plus with JB away in NYC I deserved some prosecco right?! The impact of this change is incredible, my body shape is changing everyday and the excess fat twins, steroids and chemo left behind is being blitzed.
Food wise I barely recognise myself anymore. I was at the point of rewarding myself daily with a sweet treat whether it was a cake, hot drink or pudding. I’d got myself into a pretty bad place and Simon pretty much decided I had a sugar addiction! Plus the more you eat this crap, the worse you actually end up feeling, such a viscous circle.
I’m eating so much healthier and as a result getting less headaches, feeling less tired (despite the sleepless nights that my darling 19mth old twins bring) and have a bit more energy about me.
My mental well being is a lot better too and this was really important to me to help with life after cancer. It’s a very tricky period to live through and many people struggle at this time. I was warned lots about this time and it would be when things would hit me be hard. To be honest my mind has been pretty crazy of late, but this is definitely a great outlet- plus sometimes I even get to box with the PT. Haven’t managed to KO him yet, but there is still plenty of time!! I’m now that sad loser that enjoys going to my sessions and I actually count down excitedly to gym day.
This weekend I have another body composition test and weigh in. Really interested to see the impact these changes have had on my body. I’m really excited to see where this journey takes me and when I’m allowed sugar again!!!!