I haven't lost any weight and I know why. You see, I have reasons to give on why I just can't go to the gym:
a) I get headaches after working out at the gym
b) I work as an IT Systems Analyst and don't get home before 11pm daily. On good days, I get home between half 8 and 10pm.
c) I have an event coming up in my life soon which takes up the whole of my friday nights and saturdays while church takes the whole of my friday mornings and afternoons (p.s: Weekends are Friday and Saturday where I live and Sunday is the first working day of the week so all "sunday" church services hold on Fridays).
d) There's a big gym about 10 minutes walking distance from my building and to be honest I actually went and registered but for 2 months, I never went in there so by the 3rd month when they called me saying I hadn't paid, I insulted them all and their manager saying they were all thieves. Afterall, I never came into the gym after I registered so they would not collect any penny from me. Well, that didn't end well and my subscription was cancelled by MMA Fitness with a notice that I have to re-register as a new member if I ever change my mind and come back. Well, I told them I would not come back.
The headaches I get (re: a above) are manageable so that's not a strong reason but leaving work late just makes me think of food and my bed. Its really difficult to consider going to the gym when I'm that tired. The headaches are usually the same type I get when I wear my glasses for a very long time at work...usually at the forehead and include both eyes, not at the middle of my head or the entire head. I'm not sure if that makes any sense.
There's usually a workout room in most buildings but my apartment is on the 10th floor and the work-out room is on the 15th floor. The elevator stops on the 14th floor and when I get back from work at 11pm, I get really freaked out going upstairs by myself because its usually ghost-like at the stairs. The few times i've braved it up, there were always guys doing weight training so I had to wait for them to finish up. (p.s: I can't be in the workout room with religious men and they can't be in the workout room with me either so we have to take turns and its all just really draining so I usually just go back to my apartment and sleep).
I remember a conversation Alice and I had a few years ago (babe thank you for leaving me behind, you're now a sexy lepa o) that its more about what you eat. I try, I try really hard but veggies taste really bad, salad is tasteless, I can never eat brocolli or cauli, beans without palm oil is horrible. My favourite meals are fried plantain, proper beans with red oil, rice and bread...hmmm I love bread. What I've done is to have fruits for breakfast, then any of the staple foods I love for lunch and convince myself that I'll have weetabix for dinner lol, however when I get home I find myself munching on bread or frying plantain. I would appreciate some help regarding how to prepare carbs in a healthier way because I really don't like salads or veggies to be honest.
I'm trying to make small changes and not drastic ones which I can't maintain. I've totally given up soda until June 8th - my birthday. That hasn't been working well because I think I have "withdrawal symptoms" from coke I'm not kidding. I actually do have to PRAY when I see a can of coke because it takes all my self-control not to pop the can and just have some. I started the "no-soda" plan at the beginning of March but I had coke last week thursday sha I won't lie. Apart from that, I've been really diligent It doesn't help that the company gives us lunch at the start of weekend; read as every thursday which is usually Mandi (Indian rice), Nandos fries, etc AND chocolate cake. There's also always soda in the office pantry but we have fruits as well, its just that apples don't appeal to me so I always have bananas which I've been told do not aid weight loss.
I have tried body magic and Levive nah didn't work, I did lose some weight by going to the gym in 2011 but steadily gained it all when I moved to my new location. Its difficult to plan meals, also I always have stew and when tired, I just buy bread from the store downstairs, microwave some stew, eat and go to bed. I have tried to work out at home, hmmm that thing was just self deceit o, I have Zumba cds, weights, skipping rope, 30 day shred etc.
Lol, I'm sure you're wondering what the long epistle is for, well its just to let you know that I really do know what my problems are - "Laziness and Time constraint". When you know the problem, you can find a solution. If there's anyone out there who has any of these problems (I doubt there's any, all you work out people), don't feel alone but make an effort to tackle it. I'm going back to MMA Fitness after work to re-register with my tail between my legs and seriously hope they don't ask for payment as a new member all over....that stuff is just too expensive. I love challenges and being a part of this will spur me on.
Height - 5ft 7 inches
Week 1 statistics
Weight - 101.8
Bust - 43
Waist - 35
Hips - 49
I did lose 0.1 kg....that should count for something!