I’ve lost my way
And by that I mean with my health and fitness. I’ve lost my way. The last 18 months have been tough. What with Simon’s dad’s operations, lockdown 1, 2 and 3 and the accident. The last time I really focused on exercise for me was September 2019. I really enjoyed PE with Joe but somehow I lost my motivation again and again. And have struggled with exercise since November when we had the accident.
To anyone who has struggled this year and last year, it’s OK. I’m proud of you and me for getting through this time when things felt tough or impossible. When you couldn’t control how you felt about things. We made it, the end of this tough time is in sight. Keep going.
They say you’re more motivated and likely to stick to a new behaviour when you recognise you have a problem. And when I say a problem, that’s with snacking, bad habits in the evenings, consuming way too much alcohol and not exercising at all. So, here’s me saying out loud I’ve lost my way.
It’s time to make a change
I’m at the point where my clothes don’t feel comfortable, which makes me sad as I love the time of year that’s coming. I don’t care for scales it’s always how I feel in my clothes and right now, that’s not good. I don’t have as much energy and I have zero motivation to exercise. It’s been a long time coming but finally I have snapped myself out of it. We are getting back on track. It feels so good to be doing something about it. And even better Mr H and I are doing it together.
We have set ourselves a target of being back on track by the middle of April, just in time for the world opening back up. A six week detox to strip out the bad habits. We have a friends wedding in July to look forward to and hopefully our family holiday to Greece in August. As well as some lovely days out with friends and family in between and beyond.
As of last Monday, March 1st we started a detox. We are managing our diet, reducing our calorie intake, removing sugar and alcohol, no snacking, drinking only black coffee, peppermint tea and water. And so far, we’ve both lost 5lb, as well as a few inches between us. I feel less bloated, I feel better about myself. Together we can do this.
I’ll report back in a few weeks.
Have you ever got to the point where you think enough is enough, I have to make a change?