It’s been a while…

I know it has been a long while since we last posted on here but work commitments for us both have literally brought our lives (our blogging) to a standstill.

We are both currently working towards a big conference on the 16th June, here in Liverpool and the stresses have sent Sarah into a Carb Coma (she ate 7 buffet sandwhiches in one sitting) and our lovely little blog has been neglected.

So what has changed over the last couple of weeks? My diet has drastically changed and I am starting to feel a hell of a lot better and I haven’t had a takeaway in nearly a month. Round of applause for me and also our head of housekeeping here at the office has said that my face is a lot less plump and round. (it’s all about the small wins).

I have also been accepted to join Liverpool City Councils, Physical Activity Ambassadors programme which starts in July…Watch this space.

Sarah has started to train on a serious scale at JD, she will be the next clean eating alice… aka Sensible Eating Sarah.

We have had our measurements taken a few weeks ago and also body fat percentage. Mine was pushing 45% where I should be sitting at 20… Sarah’s also wasn’t as low as we anticipated, turns out even though Avocado is a good fat, it is still a fat. I did revel in Sarah’s body fat percentage for a good few weeks but when I thought she was going to top herself and was threatening to order Pizza at lunch, I toned it down a bit!

So three weeks into healthy eating, my fella thinks I ‘feel’ littler and I am also less bloated… I would however kill someone for a Domino’s! Some things never change!

A x

Blue Mondays

So today was the first day in a long time that I got that dreaded Monday feeling! Not only did I wake up feeling bloated and rank, I also have a new spot on my chin to add to the equation.

As I said earlier, for the next five days I am going to monitor what I am eating… let’s see what you all think!

Breakfast

  • diet coke
  • Banana
  • half a bag of milkybar chocolate eggs

Lunch

  • Chicken, bacon and avocado sandwich
  • large orange

Dinner

  • Chicken breast
  • Sweet Potato 

 

I also feel the need to tell you that Sarah clocked me eating the Chocolate and then we had to do two classes at the gym!!! No lie, I got home at half seven and was in bed by 9!

 

One month in…

So, it’s officially a month since I started my health kick and it’s probably fair to say that I’m still waiting for it to actually kick in. The good news is that I’m now no longer working seven days a week so I have more free time… However, so far, I’ve spent my Friday evenings pissed, fighting with my other half, falling down the stairs (did I fall or was I pushed?!) and the icing on the cake was when I got dumped via voice mail after failing to make it home after a night out because I was in too much of a state to remember where I lived!

This time a month ago, I was gearing up for our big day out at the races and I was determined that I’d be a super lean, clean eating, ab making machine but I have failed on so many levels. I woke up this morning feel determined, super charged and ready for action… Yet, by 10am, I had still managed to scoff half a bag of chocolate buttons. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??

My weekend started at 7pm on Thursday night and comprised of a pizza, McDonalds breakfast on Friday, fish finger sandwich, followed by a burger, a piece of cheese on toast and left over curry… Needless to say, the rest of the weekend followed on rather in the same, disgusting way with absolutely zero exercise. Safe to say it is now lunch time on Monday and I feel totally RANCID.

Sarah is sat across the office having had spinach, tomatoes and houmous and I had a chicken and bacon with AVOCADO (be proud) sandwich. It was amazing. At home I have four chicken breasts, spinach and sweet potatoes so it is safe to say, dinners from now on are going to be awful.

I have spent much of my morning dreaming about food and also cursing myself as I sit here and my tummy is resting on my thighs wondering how have I let myself get in this situation. I used to be rather fit but I have always had an appetite but now I am literally unrecognisable…

So here we are, I AM going to get myself on track. In order to make myself accountable, I’m going to keep a food and exercise diary for the entire week and report back on my progress! (Sarah is also on a health kick after having one unhealthy meal and a few cocktails for her birthday…)

Lets see whether I’m suicidal by Friday!

Wish me luck…SarahAlex Races

‘It’s time to start looking after YOU…’ 

So having experienced the most embarrassing moment of my life last Monday… ‘When is your baby due?’ When you’re not pregnant and I had to fork out £400 for the insult (new tyres) the whole week was a downward spiral. I came home, ordered a Thai and totally slagged off the mechanic through every mouthful and then just like that, Easter was less than a week away and I pretty much binged all week and treated myself last night to a large Dominos family deal. Safe to say I went to bed with the most swollen tummy and didn’t sleep a wink probably because of the amount of crap soaring through my body but when I woke up this morning, immensely bloated and feeling just shit I’ve had one of those ‘new week, new me, new diet kind of ideas’!

So I had weetabix for breakfast with a tiny bit of honey instead of drowning it in sugar and a banana; soup and chocolate orange rice cakes for lunch and came home and made stir fry with chicken and LOADS of veg with hardly any noodles! Today was a win. I also went gyming with my Sarah, I said we should do the Kayla Itsines BBG, week one day one and I was thrilled that between mild heart attacks, Sarah too was struggling. (Mwahahah, there is a god!!) She did power through and not stop once whereas towards the end I was trailing off like a wet fart and literally just wanted to die… What a workout though!

Now I’m not working 7 days a week I’m replacing work with looking after myself. The 7 days a week for 9 months has left me so fat, so unhealthy and generally just a bit of a tramp. Glad I’ve been to the gym a total of four times in three weeks but I’m sure there will be a routine soon! I feel a little more determined now I’m nearly over the ‘are you pregnant saga?’.

Pass me the veg!

  One of the reasons, Sarah and I aren’t really friends. She looks like this after the hardest workout of our lives, I look like I’m about to die (although I might have been) 

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We’ll name it… Food

Alex text me this afternoon “Getting my tyres changed and the guy in the tyre shop has just asked when my baby is due. I’m mortified”.

Yes, Alex may wobble her belly around the office (much to the distress of her all male team) but no, she does not look pregnant.

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I’d been reading an article as the message came through about how life is too short to be remorseful. Essentially, we as females tend to be unnecessarily hard on ourselves (I’ve eaten 4 slices of bread today and I’ve just cancelled dinner with my one and only godson tomorrow, purely so I can hit the gym instead… Point proved).

Instead of focussing on the negatives (I won’t ask Alex what she ate this weekend or how many glasses of diet coke and bags of popcorn she’s currently consoling herself with)…

Let’s celebrate the successes!

In the space of a week, Alex has eaten some form of nutritional food every day, she has exercised twice, she’s worked a 7 day week, been to college and posed half naked on Instagram for the entire world to see.

Is she pregnant? No. Is she my brave and admirable (fat) friend? Yes.

Sarah x

One five guys, two gym sessions and an awful pre start photograph

So we are day three into my ‘diet’. To go out with a bang last week I went to the gym with the none fat friend and rewarded myself the day after with incredible burger and chips from the one and only ‘Five Guys’. It’s got to be better than McDonalds, yeah!?

Monday I joined my local gym, which is right next to the office which means I can go before work or after without being able to come up with too many excuses, I went out and bought new gym clothes and after I had taken the size 18 ones back as they were too small, (lycra is super tight, guys).  I took the dreaded half naked photograph to show the world how utterly huge I really am. Tuesday brought our second Gym session where we had a look on Pintrest and found a ‘Victoria’s Secret’ Workout and all of a sudden I have a new found respect for these women…

Now any workout that has 7 separate sections and then 7 different exercises in each section is surely a winner?! Over 100 squats, lunges and other awful exercises later, the sweat was dripping from behind my ears and I was actually wheezing with each breath but I figured that I must have done something right!

Today brings a new challenge all of its own! Sarah has already trumped me by being in Spin Class at 07:15 and this afternoon I am being measured for a dress I am having made for the races in April. Now no one wants to be measured for a dress when you look an absolute state but having made it into the media, two years running (for looking good) I am determined to loose some timber before race day! I WILL NOT be in the worst dressed section of the Daily Mail! Those guys are ruthless!

Tonight I am home alone so I am going to take my dogs on a lovely long walk and then I will be having, Chicken, brown pasta and veg for tea in some sort of tomato sauce. (I have given up Domino’s and KFC, there is no way I am giving up my carbs and sauces, just yet!! slowly slowly!)

I will keep you updated this weekend with how I am still getting on! I currently don’t feel any different just a bit embarrassed that I am showing you all my not so lovely body!

 

An introduction to us…

Hello, I am Alex, the Fat Friend and I am running this blog with my friend Sarah, who most definitely isn’t fat, but she is really into her fitness and nutrition. Zzzz.

This blog is going to take us all on a journey of discovery, and of DOMs (delayed onset muscle soreness) from the gym and hopefully by the end of it, I will have a behind to rival Khloé Kardashian and abs that put Paige Hathaway to shame.

Now I think I should let you all know, I am 5’6 and weigh about 13.5 stone which isn’t something I am proud of; (I haven’t got an exact weight for you and this might be because I weigh closer to 14 stone and I am just not ready to admit this to myself right now).

We have set this blog up so that people can follow me on the hardest journey of my life, of trying to get a little bit leaner, and Sarah is coming along to try and whip my moaning arse into shape!

Enjoy! Alex

Hi! I’m Sarah (the Non-Fat Friend) and I’m taking Alex on an attempted journey of discovery. I don’t proclaim to be an expert by any means but I’m extremely passionate about fitness and nutrition. I’ve been on my own healthy discovery over the years, I was previously about 3 stone heavier than I currently am and it’s sad to say but I now actually enjoy eating green things!

Alex traumatises me on a daily basis when she pops open her second or THIRD can of diet coke before 9.30am! She continuously moans about how fat she is, how tired she is, how spotty she is but it’s all about to change…

Stay tuned as we see how she gets on.

Sarah x