I mean its taken me almost 4 years to get control of my bladder again, let alone the flabby tummy and love handles. But once in a while I have to remind myself how far I have come, and that it's okay that I don't have perfectly chiselled abs or an ass the size of Kimmy K because lets be honest how dull would it be if we all looked the same.
Here and my do's, don't and doughnuts that I have learnt on my journey.
Do, look around more than one gym. Originally I joined a gym because it was close to work, I went once a week if I was lucky and I hated it. After about 6 months I eventually decided to look elsewhere, I now save myself £40.00 a month and go 5 times a week, who knew!
Do go to as many classes as you can, I only recently lost my gym class virginity and I'm addicted. I often find I get much more out of a class than working out on my own, mainly because someone is shouting at me but I love it.
Do eat healthy, working out alone won't get you in shape. It's really important that you eat healthy as well, and drink plenty of water.
Don't be afraid to ask for help, when I began going to current gym I just used the same machines again and again because I was too scared to ask for help.
Don't be afraid to sweat. I used to go to the gym and leave the moment I began to sweat but now I'm the opposite I'm obsessed with sweating because it shows me what a good workout I have done and I love that sense of achievement.
Don't expect too much, your body isn't going to change overnight, and that's okay, it takes time.
Doughnuts, not so healthy right? WRONG.
Eating one doughnut is not the end of the world. It's all about balance, I personally try (I use the word try loosely) to follow the 80:20 rule, 80% of the time I eat healthy and 20% of the time I eat whatever the fuck I fancy. I personally hate the word diet because lets be honest it just immediately makes you think of hunger and lettuce. Healthy food isn't all drab and tasteless I'm constantly online looking for new recipes to mix it up and I love it, but equally one chocolate bar will not kill me. It's all about balance, too many people get absorbed into there diets or healthy eating making unrealistic goals, so remember balance, if you want that doughnut eat that doughnut.