I remember seeing a picture of Katy Perry in a magazine – were going back maybe 6 or 7 years here and I thought yes! That is the body I want! I took a photo of it, had it as my phone wall paper etc. I never achieved that body, but still to this day it sticks with me. She wasn’t stick thin, she had curves and boobs, but she had a flat stomach and looked slim.
My dream body would be lean, toned and it would be athletic. Not muscly and sinewy but I would run and swim and do aerobics and my body would reflect that. I don’t want to be size 0 or anything like that I just want to be slim, a size 12 (uk) would do, if I’m being realistic! I don’t think I have ever been less than a 12.
Now I am back off my holiday I am going to get my trainers on tonight and pick up the C25K app. I am actually looking forward to it! My only dilemma is whether to repeat week 5 or to just plough on with week 6 having not run for 2 weeks! I am also lookin into taking out a gym membership, which is something I never thought I’d ever do again!! It really reflects the shift I am going through at the moment. I am so determined to be a positive role model to my children. I want them to see exercise as part of everyday life, and at the same time I want to be able to run around with them. I am also placing more of an emphasis on taking up exercise rather than restricting diet as a means to slim down. My emotional eating happens after my kids are in bed so that is something that I am dealing with out of their sight!
On that note, the realisation that I could afford the gym membership if i stopped buying chocolate/cake/crisps/biscuits every evening has had a big impact on me (and my husband, I think). I always think of gym memberships as the first thing to be culled when I am trying to cut back spending and yet here we are spending, on average, £3 a day on junk food. That didn’t add up for me. But it is the age old problem in our house – short term gain, rather than big picture.
Anywho, I have digressed and started rambling! ! For me I know exactly what I want my dream body to be, I can see I it clearly in my mind. I’ve just got to keep taking these steps forward, making positive changes that might allow.me to achieve it with minimum stress, deprivation and guilt! Fingers crossed!