Monday, 2 January 2012

2012 New Year's Witchy Fitness Challenge Begins

So, it has arrived at last, and as you would guess the first requirement is to take your starting measurements.

Weight 10.0st (138.8lbs)
Waist 30 in
Hips 36 in
Bust 36in
Widest Part 39in
Thighs 22in

Another requirement was to take a before photo, I'll take one later but I don't think I'll put it up as I don't own a bikini (yet!)

Next is goals. As this is a fitness challenge I'm not interested in losing lots of weight (although it would be nice!) My main goal is to improve my strength and posture, and tone up my curves. I don't want rid of them but I do want them to be tighter. I've been to countless physiotherapists, osteopaths and Chinese therapy acupressure sessions about the whole of my back that I know I need to start doing something myself about it.

Finally is the plan. This is probably the hardest thing to make and stick to but I'm going to give it my best. It's best to put it into two sections; a diet plan and an exercise plan.

Diet Plan

1 Drink at least 2 litres of water. I can become a little dehydrated when I have my cough but this should be easy enough when I get back to school as I always fill a bottle up in the morning and have it drank before the end of the school day. I'm going to bring an extra one and make sure to fill it back up when I get home.

2 Stick to the Meatless Monday Campaign. I'm beginning this today as it is Monday as I've recently purchased the River Cottage Veg Cookbook after watching the programme. This will not only improve my health but the environment too!

3 Stop grazing when I don't need to. I have a habit of eating whatever is in the house when I'm not even hungry, or even worse I eat while waiting for something else to cook!

4 Cut down on portion sizes. I don't really eat that unhealthily but I know that my portion sizes are waaaay too big for one person. I can eat quite quickly too so my body doesn't have time to tell me it's full before I've finished my plate.

5 Stop having I NEED THE MOST UNHEALTHY THING I CAN THINK OF phases. Like I mentioned above my diet isn't that unhealthy but when I crave something sweet or savoury that is loaded with calories and not much else I go mad eating as much as I can. I'm not going to deny myself a treat once in a while, I already do try to limit the amount of buns I bake, but no more nights of  milk chocolate that I don't even like! (I do however like dark chocolate and a square of proper dark chocolate is meant to be good for you.)

6 Make sure I take my vitamins! Pretty self explanatory but I ALWAYS forget to!

Exercise Plan

  • Core muscle stretches
  • Resistance band stretches
  • Gentle Yoga before bed
  • Core muscle stretches
  • Resistance band stretches
  • Core muscle stretches
  • Resistance ban stretches
  • Jog on Wii
  • Core muscle stretches
  • Resistance band stretches
  • Core muscle stretches 
  • Resistance band stretches
Saturday & Sunday
  • Core muscle stretches 
  • Resistance band stretches
  • Intense Yoga or Walk & Rest on other day
It is possible that my mummy and I will join Slimming World or Weight Watchers in the next few weeks too. Good luck on achieving whatever goals you have set!


  1. I have a problem when I'm just in my mother's or grandparent's house and eating when I'm not hungry. I'm better when I'm at school. Maybe you just need to keep busy? Good luck! I'm also doing the challenge. :)

  2. What a beautiful blog! Good luck with your new year fitness challenge - I need to set one up myself but so far have been too lazy to even think about it. Not a good start! Oh well. New follower, so I'll look forward to seeing how you get on. :-) x

  3. Great plan! I am a Weight Watchers member and I love it. They focus on changing behaviors and eating well for life, not just for a while. Have a great year.

  4. Thank you ladies, good luck to you all!