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Sunday, 14th May 2017

My very first post about fertility. So as I’ve wrote about a fair few things I’m going to reintroduce myself. I’m on an incredible journey and I thought, you know what, why not share this with the world, well the select few who will read this anyway. 

As stated above I’m 27 and from the UK, however I wish that said USA I’m completely in love with America but that’s a whole new story. I’m from a little village, it’s beautiful, I live in a cottage, how cliché but true. I have a partner of 7 years and two cats, Nova & Lilo. 

We are so ready to be parents, however I have something called PCOS; that again is another story. If you want to know more right now then take a look at this. 

My main reason for posting is because I recently purchased some fertility testers and today was day three for the dreaded monthly, yep good old Mother Nature. This is the test below, in person there was a very faint line. The camera didn’t pic it up. But it basically means there is nothing wrong. I don’t have high FHS levels at all. Which put my mind at rest. From here I’m now going to be taking a ovulation test everyday until I’m ovulating and keep doing right up until my next period. Where I will jot everything down. I want to get a feel for my own body and when I’m ovulating. Last time I just tested on the recommended days but it never worked. So let’s see if this does. I’ll be keeping you guys updated on a weekly basis every Sunday. So please keep checking in. 

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Rowing?

A new found love, ok ok, it’s not as amazing as the image above and it’s not exactly in the water either. It’s on solid ground in the gym. So not as exciting as first thought. 

I needed to incorporate more cardio into my routine. At first I was sticking to bike, treadmill and occasionally the stepper (this machine will bet the death of me). But last week I decided to do the rowing machine; something which I also hated. My first try I did ages ago if I can remember was 1000m in about six minutes and whatever seconds. Maybe even seven minutes. I’d stop and takes rests, be totally out of breath but now this was my first result. 1000m for 5:00.7 so much improvement from the first time. About two months previous. 

A week later I then decided to try again but this time push myself even more and better myself. 1000m for 4:51.5 amazingly better. Yes it’s not amazing to some people and nor is it close to the world record but to me this is my record. This is me showing myself I can improve, I can push myself and my failure is not what I think it is. I can do better and get better results. I’ll keep trying to get better result. Watch this space. 

April?

Goals for April. Maybe I’m being very optimistic but I’d like to lose a stone. Right? Who wouldn’t. I think the real question here is; would it be possible? Am I jumping the gun and thinking this is healthy? Is there even a healthy way to lose that much weight? So many unanswered questions. 
You know what I think, let’s just flipping try shall we? April is that step close to summer, a step closer to that bikini body we all dream of yet that’s still about SIX STONE, yes six whole stone away from that. How will I even know if I’ll like my body or even have the body confidence to strut my stuff. 

One of my main reason for losing weight isn’t that bikini body, that would be nice. However I’m just losing weight to have an even bigger belly, yep you got it. A big pregnant belly. 

I have 124 days to get to lose 4-5 stone! Now that’s the real question. Can I do that. You see I can’t have a child naturally and need to go down the IVF route. 

Nike free connect review;

I’m trying something new, a review. I’ve recently got a new pair of training shoes ‘Nike connects’So with me being a bit of a bigger girl, I hate bending down and doing my shoe laces, I get really self conscious. So when I saw the Nike connect training shoes I knew they where for me. No laces at all. They have a huge range of colours to choose from, but if you know me this where an imitate pick. Teal, aqua and greens are all my favourite colours. 

Other reviews say they run small, I’m a size six and they fit perfectly, not to tight, but tight enough they done slip or move. 

They are extremely comfy and very easy to train in, I wouldn’t suggest any other trainer. They do loosen during my sessions not enough to impact my cardio or weight sessions but when I go to put them on for my next session they are just like new. 

They give extremely good support and with a price tag of £40 you couldn’t really disagree, this was discounted. I suggest you all grab yourself a bargain. You’ll never look back. 

Eating? & a deadlift video below. 

Everybody loves to eat, I know I do. As of late I’m finding it harder to get healthier meals today, I’m finding hard to make better choices, I really wish I was better at the food side of things. I can go to the gym, smash an awesome session. Here is me lifting a 100kg. ​

Im doing so well in the gym however I’m cheating myself, I just can’t make good food choices, they are not bad choices just not the right choices, can anyone point me in the right direction? I need to lose weigh and I’m not going to achieve that by not eating right. 

Why must we love food but also hate food. 

Guess who’s back! The internet took an extremely long time to be installed. But I finally have it back and can post regular updates. Not going to lie so much has happened. I’m still a regular at the gym. Doing amazingly may I add. I’m stuck at the moment around 17 stone 2 pounds. Really want to get to where I see 16, it’s so close. But I’ve come so far from 18 stone 8lbs. 

So a little update, where to begin. So a main thing that’s happened is I’ve hit 100kg on a deadlift, this I am majorly proud of. Things have been a little tough as of late, I had a cold which has pushed me back. But other than that I’m excited where my new found fitness is taking me. Obviously I’ve moved house, I absolutely love my new place. I felt at home the moment I walked in, so that’s a bonus.

As I now have the internet back I’ll be posting at least once a week.  

Blue Monday, & not the YO! Sushi kind…

Hopefully people get the YO! Sushi bit or I’ll look crazy. 

Blue Monday? What is that I hear you ask, well it’s officially the most depressing day of the year… 

It’s pretty much the day where we are missing Christmas and the summer is to far away, we come to the realisation that this is it till sunny weather. 

It’s also around the time we start giving up on our New Years resolutions; I hope all you guys are sticking to yours. So glad I started my healthy lifestyle change back in November, I’ve been a little rubbish with food due to moving house, it’s the worst not being able to cook or anything. 

For me it’s a good Monday, even if I am working, I’ve already been up to the gym, wasn’t the best session I’ve had but at least I got moving, my personal trainer is such a super star for putting up with me. 

So there is a little update, let’s hope we are all sticking to your healthy living. 

Catch you all later you lovely bunch 

 

A little update…

I’m currently moving house, not been able to update due to such a busy schedule, my PC is all packed away, as is my desk, well basically everything I own. 

I’m still going to the gym, I’ve been a little out of rountine with my eating habits. Going to try and really get back into this and engage myself in better eating again. Get back into drinking more water also. 

I’m hoping to get my pc back up and running in three days but I can’t promise anything. I’ll just have to stick to mobile updates at the moment. Thanks for all sticking with me. 

Let’s do this…

My 12 fitness goals for 2017
1. Get fitter and healthier

2. Keep up blogging about my fitness

3. Be able to do one pull up by summer 

4. Go to tough mudder

5. Get back into swimming 

6. Plank for 3 minutes 

7. Read more about fitness 

8. Get to at least 150kg lifting anymore is a bonus. 

9. Learn better techniques 

10. To go to the gym at least 4 times a week

11. Be able to do 15 push ups (can’t even do one yet) 

12. Love every minute of it

What are your 2017 goals, please share them with me in case I need to double this list. I’m sure I’ll end up adding to it.