So I am going to say what you are not suppose to say but I JUST WANT TO BE SKINNY!
Since starting my adult life I have put on a crazy 15kgs. Bonkers, I know. Each and every Monday I plan on starting my diet but come Tuesday diet is out the window. I know I am not alone in this.
It sounds so simple. Eat healthy and exercise. My brain does not work like that. My brain thinks SHIT I have to give up PIZZA and NETFLIX and WINE. Immediately, I set myself up for failure.
Realisation (admitting you have a problem):
Aside from wanting to be skinny I can say I have recently realised the effects of my not-so-healthy lifestyle on my body and my life.
1. Always being tired
2. Becoming anti-social
3. Everything is an effort
4. Struggling to walk up stairs
5. My favourite clothes do not fit
Now I am not saying I am obese but I have noticed that my body is starting to weigh down my health and my overall attitude. So time for change!
These dilemmas have become apparent and I am saying NO! To stop myself from continuing this unsuccessful cycle I have enlisted my housemate to help push me to reach my goals, motivator #1. Having someone to support you is great. They do not judge because they too are struggling and you can both motivate each other to do better.
Recently, we signed up to our local gym with a ridiculous $28/wk membership so there is motivator #2. Also the gym is located within 2minutes walk from our house, motivator #3.
Again easy to say but hard to put into action. I am currently sitting at a size 12 with an energy level of 0.5 most days. By Christmas I would like to be an energetic size 8-10 with a new admiration for life. Corny, I know. I also want to feel sexy in my skin and hopefully attract a new outlook on life. I look back now and I can not believe how active I was as a child and thinking where did that go?
I hope that along the way I can motivate others to get up and move. I am 25 years old and I do not want to feel like an 80 year old grandma. It is easy to forget about your health and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. I work fulltime while building my blog, running a social life (unsuccessfully) and trying to still make time for my hobbies. Did I mention making time for basic household chores? #liferant
Time Management (the solution):
Ultimately, it comes down to time management. A quality I have always struggled with. So I have enlisted the help of not only my tatty diary that I carry around and never use but programming alerts into my phone and computer. I plan to use motivational language to get me through the days, weeks and months until it all becomes second nature.
For example, “HEY CINDERALLA, TIME TO CLEAN YOUR PALACE!” Ok, I will work on the motivation.
Needless to say, I am in doubt but I am hoping to prove myself wrong and smash this because if not now then when? I am the first to admit that self-doubt is one strong beast! I have let self-doubt control me for too long and it is something I will have to work on for the rest of my life.
So friends, let’s support each other.
*Note: Pictures sourced from pixabay.com