Yeah, so I’m back onto a healthkick, and this time, it’s permanent. On my life list I’ve said I wanted to drop two dress sizes (taking me down from an 18/20 to a 14/16). I’m currently around a 16/18 (why is it no two stores seem to have the same sizing rationale?), and am really focusing on getting and keeping healthy…(with treats as well, of course – this is the path I want to stay on for good. And you *know* I’m not giving up wine, cheese and chocolate forever!).
The plan is simple – I already eat tonnes of fruit and veggies and drink loads of water, so that’s no problem. My main three areas to target are:
* Portion sizes – what can I say? I grew up in a house where my mum served giant portions! I’m retraining my body and mind on this one.
* Sleep! Yep, I need to sleep more. Oh, such a trial….
* Exercise. I do like working out, but having grown up in a family where it wasn’t ever a huge part of the lifestyle, it’s a learning curve. I’m enjoying it, though, and for the past few weeks have managed 3-6 workouts a week (of between 20 minutes and an hour each), even on the schedule of crazy.
So there you have it. I was pleased to drop the stone and a half last year (of which only 7 pounds returned over the winter hibernation!), and am keen to get even healthier. I’ve decided to be ambitious too, and aim for a ‘healthy’ BMI. Because of bone density, I have an abnormal BMI (for my size it should be about two points lower, according to my doc, but apparently I’m fat *and* big-boned!), so by aiming for 24.1, my realtime BMI should be around the middle of the ‘healthy’ band.
Here goes nothing…