Fit By 40 – March Update

Fit by 40 - March

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!


The Musing Housewife


14 thoughts on “Fit By 40 – March Update

  1. Did you watch the Giles Coren show on BBC2 last night? One of the diets he covered was the paleo diet. Very interesting. Good on you re your healthy living kick!

  2. That’s fab Elfa! 7 and a half pounds in 2 1/2 weeks is amazing! Plus I think you’re taking the right attitude to it with the healthy eating. Good luck! Xx

  3. Hooray! You’ve joined Sim’s life #WeightlossWednesday linky. It’s my favourite. See you there next week. I am looking forward to reading your paleo post! x

  4. Well done on your fantastic weight loss so far – sounds like you are on a roll at the moment with a goal in mind that will definitely spur you on. Don’t worry about the weight loss/weight gain last year… don’t look to the past, take each day as it comes now, in the present day – you can do it! Thank you so much for linking up with WeightLossWednesday – look forward to reading about your journey! Sim x

  5. Well done – that’s a great achievement. My tips for effective exercise are short bursts – youtube is full of 10 min fat burning exercise videos. Also, I swear by juicing when trying to shift a few pounds

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