After a few weeks of positive thinking, getting back into the running, eating lots of lovely fruit and veg etc. all of a sudden my motivation has disappeared. I feel bad about it but cannot clamber back onto the rails.
I’m trying to work out what’s gone wrong and I think it stems from a break in routine which started with missing a class at gym, then skipping a healthy lunch in favour of a steak pie, and it’s all gone down hill from there on. On the other hand, the weather has been dismal and cold so that could be affecting my mood too.
I need to jump start my motivation but have absolutely no idea how to do it. Last time I had a reboot was on holiday in January, when I read lots of inspiring articles and really got into it.
Each day I start off with porridge, seeds and honey and tell myself that today is going to be a good health day. It starts to go wrong at lunchtime when I’m faced with the healthy green soup I’ve made, but just don’t want to eat, so I have a slab of bread and butter to go with it. So why are you buying bread? I can hear you ask. Good point. I don’t know. I get to the supermarket with a list and then just ignore it.
It’s obvious to me, reading this back, that I have no willpower. Am I really waiting for another wake up call before I address the issue?
I regularly think about going to Slimming World or Weight Watchers, but the couple of times I’ve tried it I’ve only lasted a week or two as I really don’t like this sitting round in a circle stuff.
I’ve read every diet book under the sun and often buy a new one in the vain hope that it will have the magical answer. I already know what the answer is, move more and eat less!
Right. That’s enough moaning. Let’s have some action. Would it help if I made myself accountable to someone? You maybe? What if I wrote about my plans and how they’re going? I’m not going to document my weight because I’m too ashamed to tell you. Let’s go with this as a plan:
- Any fruit and veg is better than none
- Any exercise is better than none
- Will this food/exercise decision you are about to make take you nearer your goal or further away from it?
- Make being healthy your priority. Put it at the top of your ‘to do’ list.
- You are OK now, being healthier will simply improve things, not turn you from a bad person into a good person.
- Biscuits are not a ‘treat’ for your body
- If you could ask your body what it wanted, instead of your brain, would it really say chocolate?
- Are you really hungry or just bored?
- Take one day at a time and don’t write off the whole week because of one bad day.
- Don’t wait ’til Monday, or April, or after your holidays, or after the summer, or after Christmas, or next year to start! Start right now!!