Inspired by the tenacious Megan Castang I have dedicated the next 60 days to getting sexy! My post Christmas, mid-winter body is doing nothing for my confidence, my happiness or frankly, my career, so it is time to make some changes.
Although I am rather good friends with Mrs Castang; she lives in Dubai. So I followed her progress on social media, namely her Facebook Page, where she revealed the most intimate details of her efforts.
Firstly, she took a before picture, in harsh unflattering lighting…in her knickers…and posted it online…! Just the thought of me doing this sends shivers down my spine. However, I respected her so much for doing so. It was a public declaration that she was going to make a change and stick to it because if she didn’t, she’d have all her ‘friends’ to answer to. Or at least have the knowledge that hundreds of people has seen her at her most vulnerable. However, I am not brave enough (I’m sorry Megan). I can’t live with the idea that once the pictures are out there, I no longer have control over them.
So this blog post is my public declaration. I will outline on here exactly what is it I hope to achieve in the next 60 days and keep you updated on my progress. Feel free to ask and badger me about it too. I am not always brilliant at self motivation!
- Firstly, I want to lose a stone. I need to make my goals realistic and I think this should be achievable.
- Secondly, I want to tone up and shape up! Exercise, exercise, exercise! I’ve recharged my FitBit (- find me and follow me if you have one. We can challenge each other!), I’ve researched classes in my local area and I’ve dug out my old yoga mat. A variation in exercises should keep me interested and entertained as well as keep my body guessing about what is coming next!
- Thirdly, I want to drink more water. I KNOW the benefits of it, for weight loss, for anti-ageing and for energy. But I always fail to drink my daily allowance. Mainly because water is boring. But, I endeavour to do better and find ways to jazz it up!
- Lastly, I want to balance my diet more, cut out mid-week drinking and eat my last meal of the day before 6. I always cook fresh, only occasionally cheating with ready made sauces (- which are full of sugar & now banned from my life!) so I am not concerned about what goes in my food. But I am always making too much of everything and then feel guilty about leaving it so I finish it all off. I also eat too much red meat and pasta and I eat too much in terms of portion size. I have now banned all large plates from my life and serving up my meals in bowls will help me keep check of how much is on my …bowl.
Ok, so I’m not quite as curvaceous as the chick on the left (also, side note: why the meerkat hands?!)!
So, that is the rough plan and I’m sticking to it! Wish me luck and any helpful hints and tips are more than welcome.