Thanks for stopping by Girl With the red hair.
So…this is my blog.
Not really sure what I am doing at the moment, but after reading my gorgeous friend Jemma’s blog www.celeryandcupcakes.com for a few months I have now decided that I also want a super awesome blog of my own! So here goes…
On December 30th one of my best friends Jemma , asked me to be a bridesmaid at her wedding. I was 100% absolutely over the moon, in fact you could probably say that I completely pole vaulted over the damn thing!!! I feel so completely honoured to have been asked to be a part of her and her future hubby Alfie’s big day! How amazing! So as I was sitting there daydreaming about beautiful bridesmaids dresses and shoes, and the romantic ceremony, not to mention the fabulous hen do, another emotion started creeping over me. SHEER PANIC!
Now it’s safe to say that since I have been living with my boyfriend James (a.k.a. JimBob, The Boy etc), I have definitely become completely comfortable and lot more relaxed with my eating habits and exercise, some would say TOO relaxed. Gone are the days of having a light Chicken Salad for dinner at my Mums house after a dash to the gym, and now are the days of hefty portions of Dominoes pizza, and oodles of pasta, and basically anything that is really unhealthy whilst lounging around on the sofa. And so the weight started to creep on. Slowly but surely.
I do not think I am fat by any stretch of the imagination, I am a size 12-14 (14 on a bad day), but I do think that for my height, all 5”1 of it, that I am not at my healthy weight, and I do miss being the elusive size 10.
I have had a few (many) failed attempts at diets, joining Gyms, and Bootcamps, none of them have lasted too long as I am also quite lazy, and eventually the lure of the sofa and the Indian takeaway became too strong to resist.
So, like I said, complete and utter panic set in. I do not want to be the chubby bridesmaid!!! I want to feel completely confident and healthy and not look back at wedding photos and feel a little bit fed up!
Therefore I have set myself a goal/ New Year Resolution:
I Janine Lester will get fit and healthy by September 2012, and (hopefully a size 10)
There will be no more lounging around scoffing profiteroles like there is no tomorrow, instead I will be hitting the gym and eating healthy meals such as salad, and soups!!! I am hoping that as I am making this a public statement I will have no choice but to stick to this and ensure that I lose the weight!
So… two dress sizes in 9 months…GO!!!!!!!!!!