I keep telling myself I’ll start back on my healthy regime… next week. There’s always something. Holidays, a dinner party, a birthday – you know, events that I don’t want to be bound by restrictions. I want to enjoy all of the things with reckless abandon.
The reality is there’s never going to be a good time to start, I’ll always have things I’m looking forward to. I need to work out ways to navigate them, while maintaining a good diet and regular exercise. I need to work out ways to treat myself while still being good to myself.
I can not keep waiting until next week. The right time will never come.
Last week, I talked about how lazy I am at the moment, but to be fair I’ve been lazy for months. I’ve been using “fun” as my excuse for not watching my food and alcohol intake. And it’s the “fun” that’s been stopping me from getting on my bike for a ride or heading out the door for a walk. I’ve also been using “busy” as another excuse. I’m just kidding myself. No matter how busy you are you should be able to find 30 minutes to exercise and know that chocolate for breakfast is not a good idea.
I need to get real and stop waiting for the right moment. I need to just start right now.
I think I’ll do that… next week.
How about you? What are you waiting for?
Do you know every time I see your legs in a photo I think ” gosh B has nice legs!” Just thought you should know xx
Kate and Zoey from Operation Move have some great programs with truckloads of encouragement.
I think your legs and toenails look nice too.
I’m on mission to lose a bit of jiggle and wobble before I run in my undies through Sydney. Seriously, packing the wobbly bits on show.
I’m waiting to finish the blue cheese in the fridge, the rocky road ice cream in the freezer and the chocolate in the cupboard…my muffin top now looks like a custard tart/muffin/berliner/baklava top and it HAS TO STOP… back onto Lite n Easy this Wednesday…I know it works when I let it… Hang in there…the moment will come xx
I put exercise in my diary as a non-negotiable appointment. If I have a clash, I move the exercise, not cancel it. I figure I wouldn’t ditch a coffee date with a friend at the last moment because something else/better came up, so I shouldn’t do that to myself. I’m also relatively unapologetic about it – I say “Sorry, I can’t do that then becsuse I have gym.” If someone else thinks that’s lame, whatever – I’m at the gym! Like all things, do it for long enough and it becomes habit.
I wrote a reaaaally long comment on last week’s post but it didn’t post!
Anyway, I am trying again. I’ve recently started the 5:2 diet (sure youve heard of it but it’s 5 days normal eating and 2 days ‘fasting’ – as in 500-600 calories on those days). I want to lose a few kilos but I also want to improve my general health which is a huge advantage of being on it. It’s great. I’ve lost weight and I’m making healthier food choice because of it.
But the best news is that on the 5 days I’m not fasting I can eat what I like. In one week I’ve eaten 2 pieces of my son’s bday cake, pancakes, hot chips – all sorts of things – and I still lose weight. But as I said, generally I’m making healthier choices now because the diet makes you think that way.
Maybe, because you enjoy certain foods etc this is something that might work for you? Just a thought. xox
Oh it worked – yay!
I also should mention that once you hit a weight you’re comfy with, you can do 6:1 – 6 days norm, 1 day fasting, which is my aim! 🙂
Im a new devotee of 5:2 way of life.
It’s helped me to learn control on 2 days, and
appreciation of good food on non-fast days;
Lost 5kg easily in 10 weeks;
Feel clarity of colour in the world around me
And in mind, most avos on fast days! Amazing.
Science behind it re insulin & cholesterol regulation is interesting. Mostly helps me see my overeating usually. Read one of many books or watch Michael Mosleys DvD from ABC shops.
Something sustainable I did it over Christmas
With moderate success despite 6 weeks of reunions and events!
Big love lady you have it within you xo
I think there are some really good suggestions here – especially scheduling in your exercise as you would a business meeting or doctor’s appointment. Variety is also key. If you can find a few different forms of exercise you enjoy doing, it’ll keep you interested and will challenge your body (in a good way). x
I tend to find if I’m good 80% of the time then the other 20% doesn’t undo all my hard work. Rather than thinking of the whole week as a write off due to an upcoming event, be good for the rest of the week and I bet you’ll still see some great results. It can be difficult to get in the right headspace though! I have been waiting for the festive season to be over and it seemed to keep getting extended longer and longer 🙂 so this is the week! I can’t wait to feel good again.
We’re hearin’ ya!! We started getting our act together just before Christmas. At times we thought, “what were we thinking starting now?”, but you are exactly right – there is never a good time. So we kept going. Sure, things got ugly (fun) sometimes, but we just never gave up. Like you, we are hoping to find the right balance with everything.