One month ago, I had a little freak out. I realised that I would be turning 40 in exactly six months. I am not the kind of person who cares too much about their age. My life isn’t measured by my age, but by happiness. But there is one part of my life that I am unhappy with. My weight. I am still carrying almost three stone of baby weight from when I was pregnant with Dubz.
For long-term readers, you might remember that I began a healthy living regime in July 2015. By mid September I had lost 13 pounds and was so proud of myself. But then I began to feel overwelmed by fatigue. I was having problems sleeping and waking up in the morning. I was suffering from a lot of pain in my hands and feet, which made exercise difficult. I was diagnosed with a severe Vitamin D deficiency, which meant that I needed to focus on feeling better rather than worrying about the baby weight.
So last month, when I realised that I had half a year until my milestone birthday, I felt determined. My Vitamin D levels have risen closer to a normal level, and I am feeling more energetic. Unfortunately I had gained back 12 pounds that had been lost last summer. But rather than dwell on the number (15 stone, eek), I decided to focus on the next few months. So, I’ve started going to a weekly yoga class. I joined a gym a few days ago. And I’ve cut out bread, pasta and most sugar from my diet (it’s a modified Paleo diet). I will give myself a cheat day every couple of weeks, but I will mostly eat healthily.
I’ve lost seven pounds in the past 2 1/2 weeks. I’m proud of this. And hopefully the weight loss will continue. In exactly five months, I will turn 40. I will be posting once or twice a month, as I get closer to the big day. Join me and see how the weight loss is going. And if you have any tips, on diet or exercise, I would love to hear from you!