This time last year I felt fat and unfit. I was in size 12 jeans and that was big for me. I went to our company Christmas dinner and I just felt so uncomfortable, I didn't like what I saw in the mirror at all . I was exercising but I wasn't doing enough and I wasn't eating properly.
Fast forward a year and on Friday it is my 50th birthday party. I am back in size 8-10 clothes and I feel small again. I feel fantastic.
I still have some work to do although my weight is about right (I have more than smashed my goal of 'about 1/2 stone off', I have lost nearly 1.5 stone on The Body Coach Plan and since graduating.
So this week I plan to relax my regime a little.
I will exercise tomorrow and Monday then the rest of the week I will be pampered and be socialising. I will be back to exercise a week on Monday.
Food wise I will eat to plan or from Joe's books when I am at home.
I don't feel guilty about that, I feel it is the right thing for me, I do get tired and so I need to be realistic.
But my point is that I won't suddenly regain that stone in one week. I have learnt enough to know how to be sensible and eat and drink in moderation. I know it makes me feel awful if I don't. I know what it does to my body and energy levels.
When I first started The Body Coach I didn't eat out much at all but I have slowly learnt that I can and as long as I make good choices, nothing terrible will happen.
I am really excited about my birthday and my party and I am really excited about feeling fab in my dress!
I started this blog to record my journey up to and into my fifties, it is a personal blog, I do it as a hobby but it has kept me accountable and I love the friends I am making along the way.
Outfit all from Mint Velvet, boots from Jigsaw
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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