Diet and Exercise for Lazy People – Introduction

Hey all, happy new year!

As with the start of every new year, 2019 is full of promise to be an amazing year.  I have several wonderful events coming up this year that I am really excited for, and with the attitude make-over that I had in 2018, I know that nothing can stop me from getting what I want…  Nothing.  Apart from me.  That is where the title of this blog post comes in to effect.  “Diet and Exercise for Lazy People”.

Let’s not beat around the bush.  I am lazy.  There’s nothing I like best than lounging on my couch, either binge-watching something on Netflix, YouTube or playing on the xbox; but I have to get real.

Later on this year, we’re going to Disney World, Florida!  We went there for the first time in October, 2017, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Well, since we’ve booked the holiday, I’ve watched our home video a couple of times, and tonight I mentioned to hubby, “oh, I’ll need to get myself some more shorts…  I like those ones,” referring to the beige coloured ones I had on in the video, “where did I get them from?  Bon Marche?  Does that even exist any more..??  I’ll have to have a look.”  Then the next photo appeared in the video.  Oh my God.  I have no shape.  I have no figure.  I am, literally, a walking blob with an overhanging tummy.

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This was the guilty photo…

It all started when I was about 21…  Maybe even up to 24.  I had given up with my weight and exercise, and I started to pile on the pounds.  Previously, I had always been a “perfect 14” (size 12 in the USA), and I was so happy and confident.  I don’t know why I decided to “let go”, but I did.

Several years and two boys later, I’m 38 years old, and I’m averaging a size 22/24 (USA 20/22).  It’s time to be honest with the world, as I’ve never really said this out loud.  I am not happy.  I have big legs, a big bum and big arms, but all of those combined don’t bother me as much as my “mum tum”.

With me, it’s not really about the food that I eat, because I can eat and stick to diets – it’s the fact that I don’t move  enough.

So, I’m now on the lookout for a suitable exercise plan that is effective but gentle for lazy sods like me.  

I’ll keep you all posted on my progress, but in the meantime I’d love to hear any thoughts that you may have, including any recommendations.



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