Violet's May Blog

Two months in and I’ve had good days and bad days. Overall things have been very positive.

I started my first exercise class with Moray Motivator’s parent and baby class this month. Having never really done much exercise this was a bigger challenge than my big weigh in! Cardio work and circuits, I was exhausted the first week but have been feeling the benefits of my weekly workout.

Not only am I doing the class once a week I try to go out for a 30 min walk at least twice a week and do a bit of a workout on the Wii Fit. Having a vibration plate at home that I use when I’m short of time or I’m too tired to go out walking is a good backup. This I feel is helping tone my body while losing the weight, hopefully I am right and this will save me having saggy bits later.

Looking in the mirror I see small changes happening before my eyes but it’s even better when someone tells you to your face that you’re looking good. One person said I had glowing skin and another acknowledged that I had lost weight. What a boost that gave me.

I had a stressful day which turned into a traumatic evening; caused me to be very nauseous, unable to eat and my sleep was intermittent during the night. When I got up in the morning I was feeling better, I had my breakfast and started the chores of the day before I would head off for a walk. As the morning passed so did my energy and the good feeling vibes, I became exhausted and very low. Nothing I did/ate seemed to work and unfortunately, I walked to the shop and bought some junk stuff along with my healthy food. Arriving home I ate the junk, felt better for a short time but was disgusted with myself. The good thing is I wrote that day off, woke up the next morning and got right back into my healthy regime. Unfortunately, it was a horrible rainy morning so I decided to complete a stint on the Wii instead of going out for a walk.

Violet’s Challenge went on a money raising pub crawl. There were a few people who commented on the fact that I was on a weight loss challenge and why would I go on a pub crawl? Like I have said previously, I am committed to losing weight but I am also living my life. Going on a weight loss challenge doesn’t mean that you have to stop having fun. I am learning that there are changes that can be made to things you enjoy doing, like choosing lower calorie/sugar drinks and foods without removing these from your diet. My challenge is about adapting my lifestyle to choosing these healthier options and not about being a fad diet which is harder to stick to in the long run. The pub crawl also meant I could raise awareness about my challenge and raising money and much needed funds for a new track and the facilities at MSC. Attending this event allowed me to do this while walking around instead of sitting on my laptop telling you about it.

Moray Sports Centre

Linkwood Road

Elgin, IV30 8AR

Moray Sports Foundation

Scottish Charitable Incorporated

Organisation (SCIO)

Registered Charity No. SC046059