I have always been one of those women who struggles with weight loss.
I can’t eat what they like, drink what they like, and still be slim.
And I’ve had body image issues for most of my life.
Being bullied at school didn’t help – in fact I had to leave two schools because of it.
During my 20’s I loved to drink.
But boozy nights out with girlfriends didn’t do wonders for my waist line.
I have always been quite active, working out regularly.
I even ran the London Marathon twice.
But my inner Elle Macpherson was hidden under my love of not so fine wine and pizza and burgers.
Any of this familiar to any of you?
It was in my early 30’s, when I moved to Australia that I was really able to get a handle on my body and my weight loss.
I was there for three months on my own before my husband joined me Down Under.
Moving to Sydney at the beginning of Summer made me want to do something about the way I looked.
Walking along Bondi Beach to catch the bus to work is pretty conducive to wanting to get looking fit quick!
I watched what I ate, went to spin classes and did weights and to be honest, my weight loss for once was wonderful.
For five years I was able to maintain my slimmer figure, and still indulge.
I still liked a drink though as my Aussie friends will testify!
When I decided I needed to work for my weight loss
However, when Grant and I decided to move to Los Angeles in 2015, I began to indulge in super sized portions.
This year I was 40 – and all of a sudden I realised, without youth on my side, I was going to have to up the ante.
So I have embarked on an eight week healthy eating plan to get in shape and get toned.
I might actually see the benefit of all those exercise classes I do!
I will be updating my progress with pictures so you can see the results.
Bodyscans (read about them here) are the way I will be checking the difference in my body.
And yes, expect me to slip up and fall off the healthy eating wagon.
I’m only human after all!
I also gave some injectables a try – we all need a little help in the aging process!
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