Thursday, 13 September 2012

Weightloss (or lack of it!)

So I'm approaching forty.  Forty!  I'm not old enough to be forty first of all, nor is my life in order the way that I thought it would be when I was forty.  I still have the same insecurities and worries that I did in my thirties (although they have escalated somewhat since having kids!).

Anyhow I digress.  I have noticed that I can't eat or drink as much as I used to without putting on weight.  I've become really slack with exercise, and to be honest the kids run me ragged so it is really easy to reward myself with chocolate and a nice glass of chilled wine (or two) at the end of the day.  I really need to start exercising and looking after myself a bit more.

According to the Jenny Craig blog cycling is one of the best ways of staying fit.  I can't say I've done much cycling in my lifetime, however, the 2 kids have bikes and as they get older I'd love to be able to cycle with them.  We have a 'greenway' near us which means we can cycle on proper paths away from cars, it would be great to give it a try!

As Jenny Craig is asking for some diet and nutrition questions for her blog to be answered by weight loss specialists, mine would be:

'I have a real tendancy to turn to food for comfort - at the end of a hard day with the children I can easily justify a bar of chocolate.  What foods would I be better turning to? (bearing in mind that a handful of nuts just isn't going to cut it!)'

Ask your own question here and you could win £400 to spend on a bike - what have you got to lose?