My Guru, Liska, has started off the New Year with a new found enthusiasm for losing the weight and feeling great. She has inspired me to make a start.
I am not on a diet.
I am not starting a regime.
If I do I know I will fail and end up here but heavier next year.
Instead, I have joined my local gym which offers loads of classes and I am going to go to the ones that I really enjoy, when I have time and because I actually want to go. I have also started eating for health. I have planned menus which are based around foods I enjoy. I am practically eating my way through the My Daddy Cooks book by Nick Coffer. I love this book and most of the recipes are healthy and wholesome dishes. It's a fab book, buy it if you are looking for inspiration.
I am not counting syns or points or cheques because as soon as I do I end up feeling deprived and starving which leads to me binging on junk.
I am however, cutting out chocolate. More from a health perspective than a weight perspective. It makes me feel like crap when I eat it. Why am I continually treating my body like a bin?
I will be trying to lose weight, eventually, but I know that before I can start to concentrate on weight loss I need to make eating well 80% of the time and moving my arse 80% of the time, my goal. If I can incorporate these two things into my life, then the weight loss will be a side effect - hopefully.
What I do know is I don't want is to be sitting here typing this next year, fatter and more miserable. I am sick of thinking about it.
Link up with Liska if you want some motivation and support or just have a read so you know your not alone in fighting the flab!