Welcome to the Weight Loss Wednesday Linky! How are you all doing this week?
I have to admit I am struggling. There, I have damn well admitted to it and there is nothing quite like having an argument with yourself about your own lack of enthusiasm.
Gah! I seem to get Day 1 out of the way and then something always crops up on Day 2, meaning I am struggling to get into gear. I’d started the week off well with an awesome gym session and run and then it went downhill yesterday. Offering advice on how to keep motivated comes naturally, everyone expects it of me now and I have a quote for everything. However, keeping up motivation is bloody hard.
We have all been there though, we have all lived it together and supported each other along the way. We know we can do it.
I don’t think the weather is helping, one day I am wearing a t-shirt, the next I am back to jumpers and my Winter coat, it is demoralising!
As of today I shall be taking each day as it comes instead of looking at the next week. I need to go back to basics and strip back everything I think I’ve learned along the way and start afresh. I treated myself to more New You Plan shakes and bars and ordered Vanilla instead of Banana – damn it – however the Vanilla shakes are equally as delicious and a simple change maybe just what I need to kick start me again.
Weight Loss is a bloody hard journey and I have found that being honest and openly discussing struggles and achievements helps. Which is why I am incensed that Lisa Riley’s weight loss has been put down to giving up alcohol, walking more and yoga. NOONE loses 8 stone in 8-9 months by simply doing that. When I drove passed her at Christmas whilst she was stood on her doorstep puffing on a cig, I did not notice a significant weight loss. Just be honest, let people know the journey is going to be tough. No-one will judge you for whatever weight loss path or method you choose, but do not disillusion people that it simply takes giving up alcohol and walking more to shift serious poundage.
Motivation and determination is what it takes, losing weight at a rate in which it is manageable is what it takes. Keeping on track and changing your habits is what it takes.
Which is why, after rambling and ranting, this post is what I needed to write. My motivation is back and I know it will take more than drinking water on the Friday pub visits to finally get where I want to be.
What do you think of Lisa’s transformation? There is no knocking that she looks fantastic but I think we are all intelligent enough to know she has had help… should she be honest about that?