Before you read this and think, 'what is she complaining about, she's not fat' no, I'm not. I don't hate my body either, I am grateful for the fact I am a fully functioning human being. However, if I continue to eat the same things and in the same amounts, along with not exercising enough. It won't be long before I am heading to the 'overweight' section of my BMI. I am obviously not there yet, but this is me preventing that before I get heavier and older and it becomes too difficult. I want to be at my best while I am still young and have few responsibilities, I don't want to waste it sat inside because I'm too tired or can't be bothered.
Without going into too much detail, I want to get back down to a weight where I feel healthy and able to run around and enjoy things the way I used to. I want to be able to go clothes shopping without feeling like I want to run away from all the styles I love (bodycon being one of them.) I also think it will help my mental state enormously, especially as I am currently swamped in revision and deadlines. So essentially the aim is fit and healthy NOT skinny, that wouldn't suit me.
I am a complete foodie and am also hopeless at sticking to a budget. Hence, I spend a lot of money on food, as well as beauty products. Obviously food is a necessity, but the snacks and treats are not. That leads me onto the title of this post...
I have added a twist to the usual 50 day spending ban. Not only will I not be spending my money on frivolous items such as beauty products and clothes. I will also not be buying snacks and junk food! I will track my progress on here every week, so I can look back and feel accountable if I bought anything to hinder my aim of getting fit and healthy.
I am also thinking about adding a few healthy recipes up onto this blog, so let me know if that is something you would be interested in?
By the end of the ban, I hope to have saved up a substantial amount of money AND to have dropped a dress size. Crazy I know, but I think 6 weeks is a healthy amount of time to do that in. I then hope to buy a new outfit with the money I have saved.
So there you have it! I started on Monday and am already making progress, I will be checking in on Sunday to let you know how this week went.
Let me know if you have any tips or tricks to help me along the way.
If you want to get involved with this challenge or are doing something similar, either comment below, tweet me, or send an email. I would love for you to join in and any of you that decide to, I will link the relevant posts in my weekly updates.
Wish me luck!