Baby Steps

So now that the awkward first post has been completed and put out there into the big bad world, it is time to give this blog a bit more personality.

A bit about me

My name is Grace and I am a 26 year old gremlin woman from Ireland. My life isn’t very exciting really, I’m a trainee chartered accountant (I clearly have no life) and I work in an office Monday to Friday. I suppose the most important thing you need to know about me right now is that I am overweight and MASSIVELY (Get it? I am hilarious) unhappy with it. I have gotten to the stage where I’m so unhappy with how I look and my fitness level that I don’t even want to fix it anymore. My motivation has officially plummeted to below ground level.

So here we are, trying, for the 1 billionth time (I’m not dramatic at all) to get my ass in gear and take those baby steps to doing the right thing for my health, happiness and confidence. I deserve to be happy, to put clothes on and feel good about myself. To be able to run after my dog with out needing an oxygen tank afterwards and just to be the best version of myself.

How though?

Well, this is the most simple part. I plan on going to the gym 4 days a week for the first month, increasing it to 5 days a week from there.

I’m starting with 4 days because I have tried the 5 days before and found myself burning out after 3 weeks. By doing 4 days a week for a month I aim to make the gym more of a habit then a chore and find my way around my gym so it can best serve me.

From tomorrow (Saturday for those of you in different time zones) I will be starting back horse ridding. The goal here is to go at least once a week (ideally I’d go twice or more, but then I’d have to knock over the local credit union and I don’t think I’d do well in prison to be honest).

What I am really trying to do here is have a good level of work done in the gym and then have at least one day of active fun. I think it will break up the sessions and help keep me motivated.

Will there be food?

Food is going to be the biggest struggle I think. Not because I over eat or hate vegetables but because I will have to overcome my own laziness. I love too cook for other people, but I hate cooking for myself.

Every Sunday I am going to prep my meals for Monday to Wednesday. On Wednesday I’ll prep Thursday and Friday.

Tomorrow I will put my meal plan together and I’ll share it on here. I said previously that any recipes that are my own I will post, and any that I google I will link for yous to check out.


Well guys, that’s it. I want to keep everything as simple as possible, it’s the best way to keep it honest and productive.

Leave a comment below with your favorite healthy meal and I’ll give it a try.

Talk later,