Weight a minute……
Love the name (thanks to my son😉), so the clue’s in the name and you are probably thinking ‘do we really need ANOTHER blog on weight loss🙄’ and the answer to that is probably no, but my blog isn’t just about weight loss.
I’m hoping that I can reach those women that are all about everyone else and taking the scraps of time or energy remaining for themselves. Ladies, you don’t know what you are missing out on. I am an extremely lazy person in the sense that it’s just easier for me not to go out on weekends or take a walk after work. My daughter has even said that she worries I have hermit tendencies because I could quite happily never leave the house. I used to rationalise all of this by saying I’m out at work the whole day, 5 days a week, I just need to be home when I’m not working.
I’ve been paying towards gym contracts, and never committed enough to go for an extended time( it was easier to break the habit than form it).
My mindset took a turn almost a year ago. There was a family wedding and we were all going BUT it was almost 4 years and god knows how many more kilos since we’d been back to South Africa and there was immense dread and total panic!! OMG, there would be wedding photos😩( you know exactly what I mean😒).
After hours of quick fix searches and scrolling through reams of workouts targeted for every body part, I rolled my chair away from the computer and took a walk to clear my head. I had seen a few posts about people’s weight loss success with weight training which interested me because I HATE CARDIO, and that filled me with dread every time I needed to go to the gym. Being of the Facebook generation(so I’m told by my children and younger work colleagues), I searched for places on the Isle of Man that did weight training for women. Now I am a Muslim woman who wears a hijab and I was looking for a place that had a woman only group or class. I found a post by FitBody Fitness and yay! It was about successes of one of the ladies in their ‘Ladies that Lift’ group!! Cha-Ching, I hit the mother-load😃. I sent( sorry stalked), FBF and Darren Murphy answered my questions, told me about a new session that was starting etc. So sorted, I had all the details, I had found a training session that seemed like what I wanted and there was a new block starting….ummm almost. While all of that looked sorted and great, I still had a few reservations. One of them being the elephant in the room, umm Darren wasn’t a female🙃, and the other was all about the years of being told and conditioned that lifting just makes you big!
Well, my super supportive husband and children, encouraged me to do what I felt needed to be done to get to a place I was happy with, and so it began. My first exposure to weight training. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!! The workouts were tough but invigorating, the results were so clearly visible and the people in the group were amazing and so much fun(It’s not easy trying to motivate yourself to get out of bed when its dark and cold, but as a small group, we felt the impact if one of us wasn’t there and we used that to stay the course). I also knew that I had found something that really worked for me and that added more motivation. But the biggest surprise to myself was that I felt really good, really good about what I had achieved and what I now knew I am capable of.
Which brings us here…..fast forward a few months and as much as I loved the lifting sessions, we(yes, FBF and I are a ‘we’), couldn’t get the logistics right to maintain the sessions for an extended time BUT I also felt the confidence to try another programme which this blog is all about. It is my experience and journey, the successes and the stumbles.
My motives for this blog is two-pronged, you will always know that there is someone else out there feeling the way you sometimes do, and I know that you are out there following my progress, maybe even being motivated by me, so I cannot disappoint you.
That’s it for now…. ooohhh Monday evening is weighing in and measurements( would a weekend on just water help??). NO! I’ll have my weekend and be resolute for Monday😇
Clear mindset ✅
Supportive family ✅
Great trainer & gym ✅
We can do this 💪🏼