I'm a great one for rolling out the excuses when I don't feel like going for a walk or a swim... I can list all the ones above, throw in my crappy knee, work, insomnia, yes I use that as an excuse, don't judge me! The list is endless! I'm great at talking myself into and out of things, have you seen my handbag stash?!?!
We live in a country where if it doesn't rain at least once a day, we talk about it for a week... I'd love to say it gets too hot here... and if we're moving fast enough we won't get cold...
The flip side of using excuses is blame... and blame leads to guilt... How many times have you said 'I wish I had done my walk today' ... that leads to comfort eating for most of us... Honestly, the hardest part is getting out the front door, yet coming back through it you feel fab... Even if it was just a 10 minute walk... You'll feel so much better... We're not made of sugar... despite the rumours we won't dissolve... If we did I'd be a size 6 and could open an umbrella shop!
This week, ignore the excuses, don't listen to that lazy voice in your head... Just go for it... You'll feel fabulous afterward, I promise!
The one thing I'm asked all the time is 'how do you keep going?' ...
Honestly some days I really don't know...
My journey has been far from perfect... I haven't seen one person lose weight 'perfectly' yet... We all have hiccups, we all have those days when we'd eat the entire contents of the fridge 'just because'... but the thing is, I've done this before, ok maybe not lost this much weight before, but I've been successful before and I let some silly comment, one weekend on the tiles, one night of feeling down stop the whole process... I've got cocky and thought 'sure why am I paying her a tenner a week when CLEARLY I can do it myself?!?!?!' Yup... I'm a smart arse because CLEARLY I can't!
This time I've learned, there are bumps in the road... there are good times and bad times when we will all fall spectacularly off the wagon but that's called life... We will all attend birthdays, weddings, funerals and be in moments when we are so happy it hurts and so sad we can't see any light at the end of the tunnel, and food will be a part of all those celebrations, how many cups of tea and biscuits do you get offered at a funeral? It's how we cope, it's how we support each other, nothing like a few tears over a cup of tea... and god knows I love a good cry! I'm banned from watching One Born every minute, 24 hrs in A&E and Supervet! I've been known to cry at the ads!
But food is a part of life and you know what, it's good to have a good cry with your best pal and share a bun, but giving up on yourself because one day you feel crap isn't fair to YOU... So don't dwell on the bumps in the road, they happen... give yourself time to get over them but GET OVER them... pick yourself up, dust yourself off and remember you're doing this to be a healthier version of you! xxx
I love baking... anyone who follows me on twitter knows of my addiction to the Great British bake Off and Paul Hottywood... so I spotted these in the supermarket and you all know I'm about supporting Irish businesses... Ready made pastry is a godsend when you're making stuff at the weekend for the family, ain't nobody got time for making pastry... remember my apple roses last year >>> HERE <<< DELISH! I haven't tried this brand yet but as expected the SmartPoints are high... Brace yourselves... xxx
Roll It - All Butter Pastry, Plain Shortcrust 200g sheet - 55SP
Roll It - All Butter Pastry, Sweet Shortcrust 200g sheet - 79SP