Sunday, 4 October 2015

The Way Forward!

If you are a regular reader you'll know I've recently been struggling to get healthy (and with other things) so I've sat down and been honest with myself! Here are the results!!

What's Holding Me Back?

  • The fear that I won't be able to do it.
  • A lack of self belief.
  • Tiredness
  • I'm tired of having to fight against myself.
  • A negative internal voice.
  • Using food as a crux, I eat when I'm tired, stressed, as a reward, etc.
  • It seems such a big mountain to climb.
  • It's another change when my life seems so full of them already.
  • I seem to have no willpower.

How Can I Change Those Things Into Positives? 

  • I'll never know unless I try, and I've done it before.
  • Remember how much other people believe in me, lean on them.
  • Try and get to bed earlier and see what comes of the blood tests. 
  • That fight is getting me where I want to be - better and then things will get easier. 
  • Tell that internal voice to shut up and replace it with a more positive one. Use mantras and affirmations.
  • Tell myself I don't need it, or use other things instead.
  • It is but if I  take it one step at a time it will be easier. It's okay to stop and enjoy the view every now and then. Put one baby step in front of another.
  • Yes but instead of fighting those changes embrace them and see the good in them.
  • If I keep telling myself I don't then I won't!  I have all the willpower in the world! 

How To Move Forward

  • Eat only 3 meals a day and up to 3 healthy snacks.
  • Drink only water and herbal teas.
  • Weigh cereal.
  • Get serious about this!
  • Be strict!
  • If I get tempted I will ask myself "Do I really need it?" "Will it nourish me?"
  • I need to focus on nourishing my body and mind rather than losing weight. 
  • Remember I deserve to feel good about myself.
  • If that internal voice is negative replace it with a positive one.
  • Set myself mini goals to aim for.
  • I need to be gentle with myself, there's no shame in having the odd slip up.
  • I will start right now, not Monday or tomorrow,  cease the moment.
  • Be single minded -this is about getting my whole self in a better place.
  • Choose a positive quote or mantra every morning, write it down and repeat it throughout the day.
  • At the end of everyday write down any achievements no matter how small they are.
  • I will reward myself every now and then but not with food.
  • I need to keep my mind and life tidy.
  • I mustn't berate myself for getting to this point or size, I just need to concentrate on moving on!
  • Breathe and believe! Oh and smile!! 
I'm sorry if I sound like a broken record!!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Another Letter To Myself.....

Dear Me, Myself and I,
You deserve so much more than this life that you're living! You deserve to be happy, to feel gorgeous, to look forward to each day, to enjoy every moment, to not feel so tired. At the moment it feels like you're just going through the motions, that one day merges with the next, don't get me wrong there are happy, funny and lovely moments in each one but on the whole something just doesn't feel right, and yet you're not sure what it is, which only makes you feel more out of sorts.
Have you stopped loving yourself? Or is it more a case of there being so much to do each day, so many things to remember that taking care of yourself has been put on the back burner along with those jobs that aren't urgent?
But the thing is taking care of you needs to become a priority, because otherwise you won't have anything left to give to others. And if you were really honest with yourself you'd know that you're going to end up with achey joints, even less energy and the possibility of type 2 diabetes! Every time you try and make the commitment to change something crops up, it gets too hard, you lose momentum or you put too much pressure on yourself! But this time has to be different, put your heart and determination into it! Make time for you, nourish your body, empty your mind, fill your heart with love for yourself, relax, go with the flow and breathe!
You don't have to make changes all at once but you do have to start somewhere. Be gentle with yourself. Yout know you can do this, we can do it together!
If you do find yourself slipping remember you're not just doing this for you but also for your pretty little lady, because she deserves a mummy who is happy and content! She also needs you to show her what it means to be strong, healthy and beautiful!
Take it one day at a time!

All my love

What do you think? Do I need to say anything else to myself?