Sunday, 8 January 2012


In 2011 I did very little exercise, a few walks here & there and the race for life but nothing regular. On the 1st January 2012 I decided to change this and do something daily unless something got in the way (illness etc) and today is 8th January and I have managed something everyday, nothing major but at least something that I can count as exercise.

My daily exercise ranges from a wii game to a 2 mile walk. I am feeling massive benefits physically, emotionally and mentally.

Physically I lost 3lb in my first weigh in since starting the regular exercise, my calves and thighs are becoming more toned and I have more stamina and I am less out of breath.

Emotionally I am happier in general,I have a lot of personal upset with my grandmas terminal illness and my parents divorce and stress from university but this is affecting me less, I am learning to try and see the positives in every situation and try not to let things get to me. I can honestly say I have only noticed these changes since starting the exercise.

My relationship has also improved, we laugh more, we are happier and I am
Over the moon!

Finally, mentally, I am in a much better place. I have much more motivation with Slimming World, I am more motivated to succeed and reach my goal and to resist temptations as I do not want to undo the hard work I have done with the exercise. My motivation in everyday life has also increased, , my house is the tidiest it's been since I moved in six months ago!

I cannot recommend exercise enough, you do not need to do much, I am for at least 30 minutes a day but something is better than nothing! I feel a different person since starting regular exercise.

The benefits are endless!


  1. Well done Jess, I think exercise (once you start and that isnt always easy) is one the best things you can do to improve your life!

  2. So true.... in fairness, my goal is similar- at least 30 minutes a day.... when I started this was REALLY hard (and I have to agree, it's the "getting started" that is the killer!!) but now, not only do I feel GUILTY if I don't do it, I get cross and feel quite rubbish both physically AND mentally for not putting that effort in.... oh how we can change in a few weeks!!! Keep up the good work!! xxx