It's that time of year... yes all the Christmas ads are on the telly... and the shops are killing us with all the festive stuff and even the die hard Christmas fans are starting to struggle! but that's not what I'm talking about... This is the time of year for stage diving off the weight loss wagon!
For those of us on a weight loss journey, this time of year is really hard... We're surrounded by goodies and the parties will be kicking off in the next couple of weeks... Work lunches, coffee and mince pies, selection boxes and those big tins of sweets at reception and you swear you'll only have just ONE! (WHO are you kidding!??!!) Now is the time we tend to throw in the towel promising that 2014? 2015? 2016? 2017! will be OUR year... and leap off the wagon giving ourselves permission to lose the plot... ALL the plots! Only to return in January miserable, half a stone heavier and with all the guilt of 'WHY?! Why did I do it!?' .. and it is hard... we're only human... and we know what we SHOULD do but it doesn't always work out like that... So how do we keep going? You've got to surround yourself with support... you've got to have a team.. YOUR team.. you've got to live and no one wants to be under the mistletoe with Little Miss Misery! But do you REALLY need to face plant a full Christmas cake 'just because it's Christmas!' So, get your supporters around you... I mean if Trump can rally people ANYONE can! (and no political comments/fights/arguments I'll need to start another blog for that!)
Today, find someone else who is struggling, someone who's sent a tweet that it's Monday and they're fed up 'STARTING AGAIN!' send them a message... maybe you feel the exact same, maybe you'll find an ally to message every Monday to keep you both on the straight and narrow, or least get through the next few weeks without the misery and guilt ...
When you're lurking on Face Book at lunchtime and someone comments that they derailed over the weekend, spur them on... they'll love your honesty that they're not alone... if you're struggling too, you'll not only motivate them, but you'll motivate YOU!
As the quote says, we rise by lifting others... so this week, get your pom poms out and be a cheerleader for someone who needs some pep in their step!