‘For anyone reading this who doesn’t know… there is a group of us trying to lose weight together to lose our Mum Tums. It is no coincidence that the word momentum has the words “mom” and “tum” in there. We give each other a nudge or a kick or simply a reminder by being there, on Twitter each day.’
Now I don’t own any scales and make a rule not to weigh myself because I think that I could be the sort of person who gets obsessive over it. I know I weigh heavier than people think and it just makes for an awkward conversation, so I go by dress size. I have lately been working very hard before MOMenTUM was created and am now back to a consistent size 10 – I think it is just the fact that three under three means you have little time to eat! At my biggest I was a larger size 12 (nearly 14). At only 5ft 3in this was just silly!
So I want to maintain this but I also want to get healthy. Being slim does not equal healthiness. So I am using MOMenTUM to help support me in this.
This is my plan!
1. To drink more fluids.
I can go a whole day after having a cup of tea in the morning without a drink. My skin is rubbish, I often get urine infections and I think I just need to flush things through a bit more. My plan is to drink a glass of water every two hours and anything else in between is a bonus! I know this will make me wee more but we are potty training anyway so I can just use it as an excuse for us both to go!
2. To get fruit and veg in me
I am a terrible fruit and veg eater – I go for rubbish over salad every time! So I plan to drink a fruit smoothie in the morning (2 of my 5 a day) a banana as a snack (3) and 2 vegetables at dinner time! 5/5! Job done.
3. To complete initially 50 sit ups a day to improve that mummy tummy and tone up, especially as my wonderful dance class has finished. I will increase this as it gets easier.
4. To make sure I walk somewhere with the kids everyday – even if it just to the local shop. (To be fair I am out a lot!)
5. To take my makeup off every night to try and give my skin a chance! Must improve skincare!
So this is my plan.
I am very lucky to have the girls at MOMenTUM for support.
If you want to join in, head over to Liska’s blog and she now has a linky for you to get involved. It is always good to work as a team on these things!