Getting Fit Before I Turn Forty!
How is it possible that I will be turning 40 later this year? 😂😭 I honestly can’t even. I decided it was a good time as any to really get myself sorted out. I’ve been told by 3 Drs to lose weight and that was before my Pandemic weight gain! I see this as the best birthday gift I could give to myself. 🥳
So this post is basically my plan to get Fit By 40, my goals and how I’m going to do it. I thought typing it into existence would be a good place to start. The fact that this has sat in blog drafts since 25th May annoys me but better late than never. It’s not all about weight loss, it’s mental fitness, skin care and anything else I feel like I need to work on. Why not hey?
Just before the apocalypse, I went to the Dr and after some tests, he told me to hold off on the McDonalds and lose weight. At the time I was 4 kilos lighter than I am now. Last Summer I was also told twice to lose weight after having some other issues, so I feel like it’s stupid to ignore it any longer.
I recently had a bad reaction to one of the night creams I was using and as a result my face became very itchy, dry and 50% of my eyebrows just dropped out. Still waiting for them to grow back in, fingers crossed and thank god for eyebrow pencils! haha
I did an elimination of products and introduced stuff back in, until I figured out what it was. I have now started using Babaria’s Vitamin C Serum and Garnier Argan Oil along with a few other things.
With regards to my mental health, I’ve made a some big changes regarding social media which is one of the things that does my head in the most and makes me anxious.
You may have noticed that my instagram account is now zero followers and zero following. I’ve made it private, so that if anyone searches me, they will find my profile and a link to my Gallery which is were the photos I would have uploaded to Instagram now live.
I’ve unpublished the Facebook Business page for Cuteek and at the end of May I began daily blogging where I post there instead of Twitter, it often sparks a bigger idea and I end up writing a separate article as I begin to create more than I consume.
Each day has an On This Day section where I post old tweets and statuses before they are deleted for good on each platform. I haven’t quit twitter but I have eased off A LOT and being more intentional with what I post. I stopped using TikTok a good while ago and now I upload YouTube Shorts alongside my other content.
My Fitness Guidelines
Seeing as it worked for me last time, I will be modifying my goals and guidelines from when I did 100 Days of Fitness. Of course my workouts will include Fitness Gaming, I am seeing already seeing some toning results with Ring Fit Adventure.
This is all subject to my health as I still have some kidney issues, it gets very hot here and there’s no way I’m healthily able to workout in 35ºC degrees. Those days I will hydrate and eat light.
- Start the morning with at least 15 mins on my exercise bike.
- Level Up at least once on Ring Fit Adventure per day.
- Evening walks.
- Yoga with Adriene for a good stretch and meditation.
- Up To The Beat for short indoor walks.
- Drink more water.
- No fizzy drinks at all.
- No chocolate at all.
- More fruit and veggies.
- Healthy snacking only.
- Standing up from my desk every hour and doing a quick chore or stretch.
I figure this is a good start and I may make some changes along the way. I have been taking before and after photos but I’m not ready to share any just yet.
Goals and Weigh-In
STARTING WEIGHT: My starting weight is 76.5kg which is too much for my height of 5ft 3″.
GOAL: The goal is to get down to 63kg by the time I turn 40 in November.
I will share my Friday weigh-ins as a way to encourage myself, but at some point I will have to start doing measurements because I’ve not lost any weight in a month but I can see my stomach is definitely more toned.
Are you doing any health and fitness challenges? (It’s always best to check with your Dr first.)