I’ve tried writing this post so many times, but keep deleting it because it made me feel uncomfortable admitting how I spent most of last year. But, it’s something I want to share, so with a deep breath here goes!
About 18 months ago, I dropped some kilos and was back to what I weighed when I was sixteen. I’m not going to lie – it felt good. After two kids, it was nice that people noticed and to feel like my body was finally ‘mine’ again.
But once I lost the weight, I wanted to keep it off. So I would weigh myself. Not once a week. Not once a day. Too many times a day.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about my attitude to my body. I always thought I was too smart to be duped by the whole body image thing. Obviously not!
I didn’t think that weight wasn’t part of my self image. But somehow I had ended up where how good (or bad) I felt about myself was reduced to a number on the scales.
So, I’ve set myself a new goal. It’s about fitness and seeing how I can change my body composition so that I’ve got more definition. It’s about how I feel (strong and toned) rather than how low my weight is.
I’ve stepped off the scales – in fact I haven’t weighed myself for a couple of weeks now – and will be keeping off them. With the support of Checks and Spots’ new sponsor, Fitness First, I’ll be trying a few different things with my food, having a crack at some different exercise experiences and sharing it all here.
Change for the Best Giveaway
To celebrate changing for the best, Fitness First is giving away an incredible prize pack valued at almost $415. It contains:
- 1 x Jawbone UP Activity Tracker Wristband (valued at $149)
- 1 x Lululemon Nice Asana Jacket (valued at $149)
- 1 x 2GB iPod Shuffle (valued at $55)
- 12 month Women’s Fitness Subscription (valued at $59.95)
To enter all you have to do is:
- Follow Fitness First and Checks and Spots on Facebook.
- Share in the comments below what your fitness goal for 2014 is.
You have until 10pm (AEDT) Sunday 9 February 2014 to enter. Good luck!
Edit – A huge thanks to everyone who entered and for sharing your very honest fitness goals. The winner of this giveaway is Melissa Cummings.
Fitness First is changing for the best. Aside from a new look and new logo, they’re rolling out state-of-the-art gyms and have introduced two industry firsts – Pay As You Go and Fitness Guarantee.