It is no secret that losing weight in your 40’s is hard work. It is a big surprise when you find out you have gained weight over the last few month though!
I am not a fan of weighting myself regular; but now I have weighted myself, I dislike it even more!
I run, I bike and I go to the gym but I have still put on 10lb of weight over the last few months.
What!? How!? Why!?When!?
Over the last 10 years I have been lucky with my weight. All was good for me when I started running. Around 12 years ago. It took a while for the weight that I gained having 4 children to drop off. Eventually I lost weight. I was thinner than I was in my early teenage years. Yes lighter than the age of 13.
This made me feel good about my weight and myself. I kept running, I ate whatever I wanted. I stayed the same weight. Easy!
Now something has changed. Guess I am getting older and I still like to eat lots of food. Maybe I I have got lazier with my fitness regain!?
Being a stay at home mum means I can eat whenever I like. I usually wake up around 7 am. I have 2 slices of jam or honey on toast for 1st breakfast. Walk/run with Mollie by 9 am. Have 2nd breakfast, time for cereal and milk. Then 3rd breakfast around 11am. Maybe a smoothie or poached egg on toast. Not forgetting a cup of tea and some biscuits throw in before noon. I guess 3 breakfasts a day is not working for me any more. I also snack throughout the day leaving me full for dinner too.
Lately I have been trying on some of my pretty dresses and they are getting to tight 🙁
Not to mention all my jeans and jeggings no longer fit me. I now realise something has to be done!!
I am still chasing my dream Parkrun under 25 minutes time too for the end of the year.
I am now trying to change my routine.
Wake up and just had a coffee before running with Mollie.
Then home for breakfast something healthier like poached egg on toast.
A run to the gym and a salad for lunch.
Hopefully this will shift my weight gain in 5 weeks so I can fit comfortable in my dresses again in time for Brit Mums Live..
Too much nice food!?
Love my food?
5 weeks it needs to be gone!!
Clothes c/o Asics
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