If you have followed my blog for some time now you will know that diet and fitness is a large part of my life. I don't like the word struggled, but I can't think of an alternative so I'm going to have to use it. I've struggled with my weight for a few years now, having a lot of success overall, but allowing things to slip sometimes and falling back into old habits. Once upon a time gaining weight would be like the world was coming to an end. I would make such a big deal over it, cry, hate myself, you name it. Now after everything I've been through and becoming a little bit wiser I look at it in a completely different way. I now realise that it isn't the be all and end all and that all you can do is take one day at a time.
Tonight I joined Slimming World. I have done it once before but never stuck to it and only went to one meeting. There's a class a ten minute walk from my house so tonight I got myself together and walked to the class. It was so nice to just walk around the village, with the sun slowly going down and a certain freshness in the air. I was impressed with the meeting and the overall concept and I am absolutely adamant that I am going to give this my best shot. What will be different this time? If I can't stick to WeightWatchers or any of the other numerous diets I've stuck to in the past, who's to say I can stick to this one?
Well there's a little thing called will power, and determination, and right now I've got a lot of both. I'm going to be running a half marathon in a few months time and it's time for me to take back the reigns of my life and become the person I want to be. I will be updating my progress along the way of course, and if any of you have any tips or advice they'd be greatly appreciated.
I've been thinking about a few things I can do to get myself back on track in all aspects of my life...
Early morning walks with Sidney to set me up for the day
Working hard on building the new business
Following the Slimming World eating plan
Incorporating some sort of Yoga into my routine for my rest days (Any suggestions for Yoga DVDs would be fab)
Reading more of my seemingly endless supply of books
Spending less money
Trying to be an even better person
I have also found possibly the best ever inspirational weight loss blog I have ever come across. Now that's a big statement coming from me. If you need some motivation go check out Undressed Skeleton specifically the Before and After Post. Also today's soundtrack is an absolute beaut if you havn't already listened.