So here I am again, talking about battling that Mum Tum! I’m not going to lie, for the last 10 months, I’ve eaten whatever I wanted and done little to none exercise. The result, I’ve gained weight and I am constantly lacking energy. The lack of energy then makes me crave sugar, and I eat more to get a sugar rush followed by a sharp fall.. It’s not big and it’s not clever. I’ve been watching Kate over at WitWitWoo do so brilliantly, she’s been slowly and steadily changing her lifestyle, and looks fabulous as a result.
If you read the blog when I wrote over at Goriami Family, you may nod your head and think “Yes, you keep saying this, but it never lasts long..” and you’re right, I have another baby or something catastrophic in my life happens and I turn to food..but that’s ok. I’m brushing myself down, and I’m getting back up on my feet. Everyone has something they turn to when they’re tired or stressed, and mine just happens to be food.. I need to look at my “me time” and reassess what I do in it!
So, what’s my plan.. This week I’m going to start with baby steps, trying to avoid eating my weight in sugar, trying to walk more, and swimming. I’ve convinced a close friend to come to Slimming World with me, and we’re starting that next week. I know I’ve always said I don’t like diets, and I still agree with that, but Slimming world is more about reminding yourself that real food is great, it’s the processed stuff we need to avoid. Plus, I admit that I need the support a group can offer at the moment, and the weekly weigh in really does motivate me to stay on plan. One of my dearest friends is getting married in August, and I am using that as a bit of a countdown, I’d like to lose half a stone by her big day..and that’s an achievable goal, I just need to focus!