I was always one of those people that thought ‘oh I’ll never let myself put on weight, oh no not me’ but much to my surprise or not so surprise I did in fact put on the weight. I turned to food for comfort, and yes it felt good. A couple months later and boom the weight piled on. I’ve always been a health conscious person so really felt I let myself down. But letting myself down wasn’t enough for me to stop and get myself back into gear to lose it again. It took me ages to get back on track and I’m am still on my ‘weight loss journey’. But that’s ok!
I was trying to find the balance between enjoying life and eating right…
And then I realised eating well + staying fit = enjoying life. I think feeling good is the best thing for your mental health and I do feel good fitter. I’ve known this for a long time but we all need a reminder every now and then. Don’t get me wrong, although I put on the pounds I didn’t lose my fitness. But the aesthetic image didn’t make me feel good – and there’s nothing wrong with admitting that. I want to look good. Who doesn’t.
Even making the switch of ‘right let’s do this now, no more unhealthy food’ changes your perception. Get up and go, no more excuses. I promise you, you will feel better from day one. Don’t think about the result think about the journey, at week 1 you may be thinking ‘but I have so much to lose’ change that thought process and think ‘I already have a week down’.
Life is hard, things happen and food makes us feel good – I know. Take control and put your health first, because feeling good about yourself and taking control will help all those crappy things that can happen to each and every one of us. Make your life better, give your self a chance. We’re all in the same rocky boat of life 😘