08 March 2016

Creating a healthier me

One of my goals this year is to give my health a kickstart, and establish a fitness routine that moves me, and makes me a healthier Mumma for not just my two girls, but also myself. I have let my health & fitness go over the past couple of years.

I've also been eating way too much of the comfort foods (ie. cakes, biscuits, chocolates - my weakness) and drinking too much coffee (another weakness), rather than drinking water. (I am not a water person. Is anyone else the same? I just find it really difficult to drink 8 glasses of water each day!)

I have battled with my weight for a long time. Even when I was a teenager I was never the skinny girl, or had a real, slim figure. I am sick of feeling tired, and overweight. I also want to look healthier, and feel better in my clothes.

So last month I made some steps towards creating a healthier me by joining my local gym for a 30-day trial.

Today I had an assessment where I had to sit at a machine that calculates your height, weight, checks your blood pressure, BMI, etc. I got a rude shock, when the trainer told me my results. My health was scored 5.3/10 (which is fair), so a tiny bit better than below average, and I was ranked in the bottom 11% out of 3,500 females aged between 35-44.

I am not a big fan of exercise, but I know I need to take control of my health and fitness before it gets any worse. I want to be able to run around with my girls, and play with them without feeling out of breathe. I don't want to be sitting on the sidelines missing out on something because I don't have the energy to keep up with them.

A few areas I need to work on is my blood pressure and BMI - they are both elevated, my weight which I need to reduce, and my overall fitness levels.

Next week I am booked in for an induction, where the trainer will take me through my program and show me the different equipment. Wish me luck!

How do you fit in time for exercise? Do you like water? What do you do for exercise?


  1. I hate water. It is a struggle for me every day. Try some cucumber slices in it. It tastes really nice when I remember to do it. Good luck hon. A lot of what you wrote is my current situation too except the blood pressure as that is the one health area that I rock while everything else gets crazy.

  2. I hate plain water - only bubbly, I suck at exercising and I have a really bad craving like all the time for cheese. I need to get my shit together - I really do! xx


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