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Project Tighten Up: Update 7 – Progress Photos

2 Jul

Guess what! I didn’t die. Isn’t that amazing? I had 3 solid days lying horizontally this week and there was one point there where I thought, my god, this is it, isn’t it? I don’t want to go on like this! Okay, I’m being melodramatic but I REALLY don’t cope well with being sick. ūüėČ

So, finally, here are my progress pics 9 weeks into Project Tighten Up.

At the beginning of this journey I thought that I would have an entirely different result to what I have achieved so far. I thought that I would probably have abs by now, a sleak, long set of toned pins and a derrier so perky you could bounce a quarter off it.

But realistically, that was never going to happen. My body likes to do things real slow. That doesn’t mean that changes don’t happen but I am never going to be one of those 12 week transformation success stories that you see on bodybuilding.com. I’ve come to terms with that. So, it might take me 22 weeks instead. ūüėČ

I think I did make some sort of progress this month. I did actually lose 11cm off my body all over so that has to account for something, right? The bulk of it was off my hips, navel and waist. Also, some off my arms. I have to upload my new measurements graph. I’ll do that next week. Promise!

Also, one more thing and then I’ll post the pics, I bought a pair of size ten stretchy jeans from Lonsdale today. SIZE 10. Can you believe that shit?? Either Lonsdale make a generous size 10 or I’m getting closer to my goals than I’ve realised, I’m not sure, but either way, I am happy as a kid in a candy store. Or as happy as a dieter in an organic fruit and veg shop.

Start - 2 mths in - 3 mths in


Start - 2 mths in - 3 mths in


Start - 2 mths in - 3 mths in

Start - 2 mths in - 3 mths in

Note: This post is dedicated to my masseuse Gary, who told me that my bikini was too big and unflattering and I should change it for the next shots. I did, Gary, are you happy NOW?

Project Tighten Up: Update 4 – Progress Photos

28 May

It’s been a crazy four weeks full of training and eating clean and it is now time to see what progress I have made! A lot of you have commented that I am brave for doing this but I read something interesting recently about motivation – if you do not put your goals out for others to see then you will most likely fail.¬† Letting others¬†know that you are¬†serious about your goals makes you want harder, because let’s face it, nobody wants to fail in front of an audience.¬†I’m just doing it on a larger scale partly to spur myself on but also to show others that it can be done.¬† Yes, it’s hard, but it can be done.¬† ūüôā

I wasn’t expecting spectacular results in the first four weeks as I am still getting into the swing of the new training regime and diet plan but I am quite happy with the progress.

I can see new¬†definition in certain areas, particularly my back (hello line down my back – you weren’t there before!)¬†and my abs, but my legs are still letting team awesome down.¬† But that’s okay¬†– I realise I may never have the toned and¬†perfect legs of my dreams, I just need to keep working hard and see where they end up!

One thing on the diet plan I am thinking of changing is my morning oats – I do love them and they are a great source of energy¬†but¬†they may be¬†what is causing me bloating and discomfort…¬† For instance, I had an egg white omelette today instead of oats and have had no discomfort.¬† Win.¬† So, I will probably go back to quinoa porridge this week and see how that goes.

Apologies about the photo quality – I have been taking them on my phone and then used Paint to put them side-by-side.¬† Next time I’ll use photoshop for better quality! (Oh and I still don’t know how to ‘pose’ so you will have to put up with my awkwardness!)


Before - 4 weeks in


Before - 4 weeks in


Before - 4 weeks in


Before - 4 weeks in

Who’s still with me on Project Tighten Up?¬† Share your stories below in the comments!¬†

One Year Ago…

17 Nov

Sometimes it’s nice to put things in perspective.¬† It’s good for the soul to reflect and look at your achievements.¬† It’s healthy to acknowledge how far you’ve come and celebrate.¬† So without further adieu I present you with:

One Year Ago

FYI – in case you are wondering that is a SKIN TIGHT leopard print dress.¬† Yes, that’s my belly…


This post is dedicated to PoP. ūüôā