I say this every year. Every year my New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Every year I fail miserably. I don’t know why, but our mind is our own worst enemy – especially when it comes to what is good for us.
We know what we should and shouldn’t be eating – yet it’s so much easier and nicer to go for quick convenience food which is full of fat and calories rather than cook from scratch and go for something healthy.
We all know we should be exercising – for both our physical and our mental health, yet we don’t.
Those of us who have struggled with our weight and body confidence issues hate having to buy crappy clothes because nothing fits or looks right on us, and yet we still do nothing about it. Why is that? Why is our own mind out to sabotage us?
I don’t claim to have all the answers (or any of them to be honest) but I know that my mind is my own worst enemy – especially when it comes to food and fitness. I’ve therefore decided to start being properly accountable about my resolution and the progress that I WILL be making! That’s why I’m setting up this blog – to share this journey with you and hope that it encourages me to stick to it, and that it might encourage others too!
I’m a mid thirties, single lady who has struggled with my weight my whole life. I’ve tried most diets and weight loss programmes and very few have ever really made a difference, but even those that have, I have then sabotaged myself and put all the weight back on again after. What used to be my “Oh my God, how did I get that fat?” picture is now my “Ok, I’d quite like to look like that again” picture which is in itself heartbreaking.
I am originally from London, but I moved to Wiltshire towards the end of 2017. I have always battled with my weight, I don’t drink or smoke, but I do love my food. The vast majority of 2017 was spend living out of boxes as I was due to move “any minute” so I had eaten down the freezer and was poised to go at short notice, but alas it was not meant to be. 2018 has been the year of settling in to my new home, job and county! It’s been fun and exciting, and I’ve found myself in a job which has been by far the most sedentary one I’ve ever had. I struggle to even get 5,000 steps a day, let alone the recommended 10,000.
Not only do I want to lose a LOT of weight, but I want to work on my fitness. I know exercise will help with my physical health, but also my mental health so it really is a win win! I just need to get my mind over my munching and get off my arse!
I know it will be hard – because I munch for any and every occasion. We all know what we should be eating – but we choose the nice tasting food which is usually worse for us. We know we should exercise but we are lazy and don’t bother. We also know that we are sick of being overweight and having no nice clothes fit us, but for some reason our mind is our own worst enemy and self sabotage is the main thing that gets in the way! I am however determined to get my “Mind over munching” and take control.
So why is it going to be any different this time?
Well, I have you guys – I will be accountable to you and hopefully we can encourage each other on our respective journeys.
Also, I have a few events to go to later year, and the thought of being fat at them and in the pictures from them breaks my heart. I know I will regret it if I don’t put all my efforts into it this time around and so, I am hoping the combination of factors will really work in my favour!
Let’s do this!