It has been a little while since my last post
We have joined a gym, Neil and I
Neil for physio reasons, he's trying to strengthen his knee after his op and to regain some of the lost muscle on his left side and therefore hopefully regaining a little of his strength and co-ordination
And me, well, I need to shift these pounds before I get to the big 50 or I fear they may never go
I am eating fully vegan now, for health as well as ethical reasons, many thanks to Amy and Ben for all their help and advice and their inspiration in the first place, love you two xxx
I lost just over a stone by going vegan and then a plateau hit and so Neil joined me at the gym as part of my christmas gift, thankyou sweetheart xxx
I have to say I have had gym memberships on and off for years, but this time it just feels right. I love my gym - Snap fitness in St Austell, the staff are lovely and helpful, the gym is brand new and immaculate with absolutely tons of equipment, it is bright and cheerful and I actually look forward to going - that's a first !
We have been working out for a month and I didn't weigh myself at all in the first four weeks. To my dismay I lost only one pound when I jumped on the scales this week, I was gutted, I had worked bloody hard, weights and cardio, five days a week for four weeks
Neil urged me to measure and to not get hung up on what the scale reads, I was sceptical but did as I was told
I had taken my measurements at the beginning of January and when I repeated them I was gobsmacked
All in all I have lost 12 inches in total - 12 bloody inches - wow !!!! that's 30 cm, 300 mm, you get the gist - I am pretty happy with that
The scales have now been consigned to their hiding place under the bed, and, from now on I am just going to go by the mirror and my measurements
So that's the reason I have fallen behind with my blogging and cardmaking
But the upside of all this exercise is, at first it nearly killed me, I was sleeping for England, but now I have more energy, more motivation and my sleeping has returned to a normal pattern once again
I feel motivated to do more, more of everything, exercising, cardmaking, crafting, even cleaning, literally everything !
Woohoo, go me !
So, enough of the update, I am sure I have bored you all to tears
I have a card to share, I made this for my lovely friend Gillian
I used a Martha Stewart border punch and a lattice Nestability die to create the whitework
The leafy scroll is an old Marianne die and the flowers were made using a Stampin' Up stamp and punch set
The sentiment is also Stampin' Up as is the punch I used to cut it out
Gillian is currently nursing a poorly shoulder so I am sending her all my love and hoping she feels much better soon
Love and lost inches