Sunday, 11 August 2013

Time for Change

Maxitone Sculptress Shake £24.99*
Maxitone Sculptress Metabolism Support £9.99* 
Skinny Sprinkles £25 (review here)
Aspire Calorie Reduce Drinks £1.50 each* 
Nike 4.0 Free Run Trainers £80

I don't often post personal posts, but this is something that has been on my mind quite a bit recently, and the uncomfortable feeling is about to be addressed with myself. When I was first diagnosed with PCOS over two years ago, I was warned to keep my weight stable to maintain my fertility. I wasn't too worried, I was at a very healthy weight and even felt okay wearing body-con dresses. Since then though, I've somehow gained two stone and am seriously unfit. 

After finishing my final exam, I was excited to have extra time, with which I was going to use to get fit. Except, thats not quite what happened, and I always seemed to have an excuse, usually around something as pathetic as not wanting to wash my hair. Last night I came to realise that the lack of routine hasn't helped, and I was at my fittest when I went to the gym straight after work as part of my routine. The late nights and varying times of lectures, the onset of awful eating habits and probably most definitely the most stressful time of my life. None of it helps. But, at the bottom of it all, if I was truly focused, I'd make the time like I've managed to make time to blog through University. So, I'll admit it. I'm lazy. 

Everything I've tried over the last two years has been short lived, and I've fallen off the bandwagon soon enough, and I've had enough of the ups and downs. I've had enough of my laziness and my loss of confidence to rock a body con, and I've had enough of hearing myself moan about my body. Now, I know I'm not fat, I'm a healthy weight for my height. However, I do think that body image is a very personal thing, and I do not feel like 'me' right now, and I'd much rather nip it in the bud before I become even more embarassingly unfit. 

Luckily, I will be working in an active job, and I always felt much better when I was working full time in the same setting before University, or whilst I was on medical placement, constantly moving. Thats not enough though, and I'm ready to push myself to the limit and I'm determined not to become an ironic Physiotherapist, unfit and unwilling to exercise. 

My problem, being a lazy sod, is the motivation. I've been looking for a personal trainer to work with me for a few months, but its proving much harder than I thought it would be. Maxitone came forward at just the right time and let me know about their summer body plan. Now, perhaps its too late for a bikini body, but I want to make a long term change towards health. Armed with protein and a 6 week diet plan (join in here), alongside my well loved SkinnySprinkles and some Calorie Burning drinks (Mmm, sceptical, but worth a go), I'm hoping to eradicate my constant chocolate cravings and my couch potato ways. I'm off to make some measurements and vow to lose a stone and get my heart rate down.

If anyone has any tips at all, healthy recipes, fitness tips, motivational tips or pinterest boards/blogs, please do forward them on to me! I'm looking at this juicer too! 
Clearly I need to go back to these myself, but here are a few of my past 'tips' posts (Fitness tips & Motivation tips).

Bring on the new me. 
S xx



  1. Good luck! I need to get back on the fitness bandwagon too :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  2. Good luck! I've just started my 'lifestyle change' (....take 102...), but this time I'm determined to actually do it! I gained about a stone a couple of years ago, and although I've shifted some of it, I've still got a long way to go. I also really want to tone up...but have no clue where to start. I'm just starting by scrapping all the chocolate and junk, and trying to eat clean foods, then in a couple of weeks I'm gonna start hitting the gym and exercise classes.

    If you want someone as a 'motivation buddy' do let me know!

    C x

  3. Good luck :) I'm in exactly the same boat, I've lost half a stone just through diet so far, but I really need to get exercising too x


  4. Good luck. :)
    I love the maxitone shakes, they work well with a good exercise regime.
    I had a bad reaction to the tablets though. Gave me sickness and diahorea. So be wary.


  5. I was recommended a great book, Running Like A Girl, by Alexandra Heminsley - might be one to give a try :)

  6. i'm definitely in the same place as you. my bmi, health and size are all perfectly fine but i just feel a bit crap about the weight i've put on lately & need exercise! i'm ridiculously lazy and am always looking for the next quick fix. no matter how well i manage for a few weeks, it all goes down the pan when i pop into sainsburys and end up scoffing a whole bag of caramel buttons. maxitone products do intrigue me. the only protein powders i've tried are diet fuel (which is rank) and perfect fit. come september i'm definitely investing in some free runs and joining the gym. best of luck sarah! xx

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  8. Good luck lady, you're doing it for the right reasons so hopefully you'll find it easy enough to stick to!!
    I am absolutely rubbish when it comes to exercise, I just can't be motivated to do it. The only thing that interests me at all is swimming but I won't do that til I've lost some weight and I can't lose weight because I'm not exercising. Grr vicious circle. Anyway hoping to stick to the diet this time and see how it goes. Maybe we can keep each other motivated!

    Raffles Bizarre Blog


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