Health and Fitness Update: October 2017

Hello lovely followers,

Before we get into it I wanted to say thank you for all your continued support. Today’s a bit of a different health update. It’s a hybrid between getting fit and wedding stress. I’ve contemplated whether I should do this post, but in the name of total disclosure I wanted to share my true feelings around my weight, body and overall appearance in the lead up to the wedding.

As some of you may have seen on my Insta Stories Series #BrideDiaries I’ve been struggling with my weight and I guess having body image issues. This whole wedding business has caused unnecessary stress. In October 2016 I tried on my wedding dress and loved it. Obviously the next step was all about loosing weight and toning. Fast forward to June 2017 and I realised I’ve put on 2 kilos which I know is not much at all. But then I saw that in June 2016 I was 5 kilos lighter which gave me the shits! On top of that my fat % had increased as well- not happy Jan!

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So as you know I’ve been working my butt off which is not abnormal. I’ve always worked out. But my biggest problem is food. I over indulge too much. So over the past couple of months I’ve really cut down on my drinking- I mean I barely drank as it was but now it’s literally 1 glass on the weekend and that’s it. Food wise I’m all about salads for lunch during the week and loads of fruit. For the evenings I’m having smaller portions, more veggies and trying to eat more white fish.

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With all of that I’ve still been fluctuating. One month I had lost 1.5 kilos to then put that back on the following month! I know! I was so shitty.

I’ve now tried on my wedding dress properly and it fits perfectly! I’ve realised I’ve been too hard on myself. And to be honest I’m really happy with how I look and I feel the fittest I’ve ever been. I can actually run and don’t absolutely hate it.

Since trying on my dress, while I was really confident I just weighed myself and realised I’ve put on more weight and my fat % has increased which is not good. I’ve honestly been so upset about it and its having a toll on my mental health, this whole wedding experience and my relationship with Ben.

So the plan is I’m not going to stress about it because it’s making this time not enjoyable which sucks not only for me but poor Ben. I’m just going to enjoy this time and try and eat a bit less. Bye bye chocolate and wine!

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2 thoughts on “Health and Fitness Update: October 2017

  1. Babe I totally feel you and I know where you are coming from. It makes me so sad that we have so much pressure on us as brides to look picture perfect when it shouldn’t be a thing.

    If it helps I saw Pip then Robbie at The Health Clinic which is an online based nutritionist for about 2 years (when I first went vego then for the lead up to the wedding). He was amazing. I ended up being in a similar position to you where I was working my butt off but couldn’t drop anymore weight. It ended up being that I needed to add more protein (probs not relevant to you because you eat fish and meat) with protein shake and also supplementation was a huge thing that helped me.

    What Robbie taught me is that for alot of women hormone balance directly affects EVERYTHING so that was something we worked on as I have issues there (which I discovered from seeing these guys). Pip doesn’t consult through THC now she does it on the side but I can pass her details on if you prefer a lady. They have really great detox meal plans that are intense but help drop kilos fairly quick….

    It could be sooooo many different factors babe so try not to be too hard on yourself. I understand the pressure but just enjoy the lead up. I know you haven’t got long left so THC may not be suitable but I had alot more luck with guidance 🙂

    You’ll be a stunning bride regardless Rach you look fit as xx

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