I like to think I live by the mantra “If it scares you – do it!”
In the past this has been running 10km, flying to Amsterdam to meet a friend on my own, going back to university at 25, so with that I would like to introduce you to my new challenge :
Swimming 22 Miles – The length of the English Channel- for Aspire the Spinal Injuries Charity, as every eight hours someone is paralysed by a Spinal Cord Injury and there is currently no cure.
I have 12 weeks in which to complete the challenge, but I’m aiming to do it in 10 with 2 weeks as a contingency plan. Here’s the scary bit – it is 1686 lengths of the pool and that works out to 168 lengths per week.
So I am a real life Dory – Just keep swimming. I start on the 12th of September and I am so excited to start, just to prove to myself that I can complete this challenge.
If you fancy sponsoring me – I have included the just giving link below just press the button, any amount no matter how big or small would be brilliant. Thank you in advance.
I will of course keep you updated with the progress
Well, today was weigh in day and in case you missed it, I lost 3lbs and got these bad boys!!!
Yes you read that right, 2st and my Club 10!!!
To say that I am happy would be a a bit of a understatement at the moment.
I know its been a while since I posted, but there is a very valid reason. The hospital got a cancellation and could preform the wrist surgery that I needed at short notice. WOOO!
It has taken me a little while to recover from this, although it is only a tiny incision because of its location it can has been painful.
But I have not given up, I was told I was not allowed to cycle in case i came off my bike – the natural way of falling is that you put your hand out to stop yourself. No swimming even for after the bandages came off as it was a infection risk, the gym was also a no go as their insurance wouldn’t cover me. So I took up walking, although not as exciting as cycling it was good just to be out.
It has been along hard year with my wrist, even now if i move it the wrong way or hold something too heavy it still hurts, some of this I think is due to the muscles not being used properly.
So how have I done weight wise, well I got my 1st award and I’ve kept on loosing- I even lost 1/2lb last week on holiday, you cant complain at that. So now that my wrist is better I cant wait to get back to plan properly, to exercise properly. I tried off road mountain biking for the first time last week while on holiday and I loved it. I only got about 40mins done before it became to much for me but I truly loved it and am now trying to find places closer to home to do it!
It has been yet another long while since I have posted. Not because I am not following slimming world, or not wanting to write, there has been so much I could have wrote about but life just repeatedly gets in the way.
So thought I would give you a bit of a update on my journey:
I am currently 1&1/2 stone lighter having got my award this week. I am really pleased with my self, for continuing my journey but I expected that it would be quicker. that I would be at least 3 stone lighter by now. The only person I can “blame” for my lack of weight loss is my self, but I’m not going to do that because we weeks where I have had a gain there have always been a reason for it. Not just because I sat and gorged my face. The thing is I am getting there, when I started this journey I was heavier, unhappier, and every lb off is a good thing, an amazing thing.
Me and my partner have been together a year, we celebrated it this weekend, we had a lovely Slimming world Chicken Tikka curry, and Steak and Jacket potatoes to celebrate. We did go out for food during the course of the weekend but all my choices where good choices and ate lots of fruit during the weekend, this is different to other weekend where I struggle when we are out and about to eat my superfree. I am happy, which means my weight loss is working well. I cant wait to see what the next year brings for us as a couple and I am really looking forward to Christmas this year, last year we didnt give each other gifts as we hadn’t been together very long, but this year we are going Christmas crazy.
I also bought myself a Christmas present, in the black Friday weekend sales (BTW those things are just stupid, people getting injured for a cheap telly, give ya head a shake!) but I had been considering getting a new fitness tracker as the necklace to my shine keeps breaking, and pushing a wheel chair it doesn’t record my activity on my wrist. So a bit of research later and a chat with the nice lady in the Apple shop, I had purchased a JAWBONE UP24 from boots for £50, which is half price and I have to say that I am really impressed with it. Not sure about sleeping with it on, but then I cant sleep with a necklace on so its nothing really different. I will give you a update once I have worn it for a little bit. Its safe to say that I am going for my 2ST award before Christmas, I want that baby. Its 7lbs and i’ve got 3 weigh ins. So lets go!