I'd better explain that title really! We were on holiday in Cornwall in August for a friends wedding, and we visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary while we were there. They have two beautiful otters and we spent ages watching them playing and taking photos.
When we came back, I was struck by how big I looked in photos from the wedding, and a horrific video of me dancing at another friends wedding a week later, and obviously remembering the otters said "I wish I was sleek like an otter!"
Silly I know, but there you have it, and Operation Sleek-like-an-otter was born!
I know that the best way to lose weight is to eat less, and exercise more. I have been counting calories and watching macros for a while now, but I very often fall off the wagon and "treats" are my nemesis! So my aims are to eat more protein, less refined sugar and sweeteners, and eat proper real home cooked food. I love cooking anyway so not a problem.
Treats should be an occasional thing, not daily. Mostly quite easy, although work can be difficult as we're most definitely a cake office.
I have a sweet tooth, so I'm not cutting out absolutely everything though, so for example at the moment I'm eating Greek yoghurt with honey, porridge with maple syrup and individual malt loaf mini loaves as my sweet fixes.
I already do an hours tumbling class and an hour and a half all star cheerleading per week, but I've done this for years so my body is used to it.
I've been running semi-regularly for a while, but am planning to make more of an effort to go to club runs, parkrun most Saturdays, and am going to enter more races, particularly 10k and half marathon distance. My first ever half marathon is next Sunday! Eek 🙈
Finally, after years of persuading by Andy, I've accepted that lifting weights will help me lose weight by building lean muscle to burn more calories, and also to sculpt a nice toned figure. I've joined a gym, and we did our first session together tonight. And I loved it!
Hopefully I'm going to enjoy my journey to being a fit bride!