Focusing on Shape Instead of Weight
It has been such a long time since I've blogged. I've not got much of an excuse. Mostly, I fell out of love with blogging. This place was meant to be me documenting my journey, sharing tips along the way. Instead, it became more of a weight loss blog with just tips and less about my actual journey.
Plus, I was getting to the point where I didn't know what to say. I kept going back and forth on diet plans and I wasn't sure what I really wanted.
In January I made the decision that I was ready to lose weight again. I downloaded the Ultimate Value Diary app to track on Weight Watchers (ProPoints/Points Plus but it does have the option for SmartPoints) and did start following the plan again. But i didn't see the weight loss results that I once did. I wasn't sure if it was because of not physically going to the meetings or something else.
In February, I gave up with the tracking and focused on the gym instead. Joining classes was fun and I started to feel healthier within myself. By March I realized what I really wanted from my weight loss journey.
It's not quite about the number on the scales but about the way I feel. I want to be healthy and toned. Sure, I want to fit in old clothes again and I want to get my wedding rings back on my finger, but I want to be fitter than I used to be.
But I wasn't sure if I could blog about that. Would that be something you'd want to know about?
Well, then I remembered that this blog was about my journey, as well as a support system for you. It was a place to share what I was achieving and doing. It was about my ups and downs, my changes of focus, and my realizations of what I wanted to gain from a diet plan that I tried.
So, it's time to get back onto blogging. I'm not promising I'll be hear once a week with news of what's happening at the scales. Honestly, in the last 6 months I've hovered around the same point on the scales and not for lack of trying! It's going to be a place for me to come and share my journey. I'll share some of the things I've noticed, some things I've doing, and tips I've picked up along the way.
I'll go back to doing what I wanted to do in the first place.
I'd love for you to join me. After all, the title is "lose weight with Alex." If you are going to join me, I'd love to hear what you want your goal to be. It doesn't have to be a weight loss goal. While I have a 50lb weight loss in my head, I'm not going to force myself to get there or keep weighing myself every week. My goal is to be healthier and fit back into my rings! From there, I'll move onto the next weight loss goal.
To do that, I'm going to the gym 5 times a week and will stick to the Weight Watchers ProPoints plan. I'll track every day on the Ultimate Value Diary app to make sure I stick within my points allowance. The gym sessions I do include one aquaerobics class, two 6am high intensity interval training classes, one 6am yoga style class (for conditioning), and then a day to choose whether I run, swim, or do something in the house. I'll also do a 50 squat a day challenge on the days that I don't go to the gym.
Feel free to share your weight loss goals in the comments below. Whether you're doing Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Juice Plus or others, lose weight and be happier with me.