Monday, 9 January 2017

Picture to keep me going through January

Each month I will select a picture to be my 'monthly motivation mascot'.  It will be anything from a before & after picture to an inspirational quote.

This month I've selected a before and after picture.  The left hand picture was taken about 3 years ago, I cringe every time I see myself like this.  I don't want to be that girl again.  The right hand side was this Christmas.  My confidence in clothes has catapulted some what over the last few months.  I would never in my life have worn a dress on a night out, let alone a bodycon dress.  I was the one who would hide behind baggy tops and trousers.  

This picture makes me smile as they are both similar poses so I can see the full amount that I have lost.  

M x

New Year, New's all bollocks!

As usual I can never keep up with expressing myself on a blog.  It's been a busy few months and a lot of changes in my life have happened.  Life has happened!

Firstly, I finally got something off my chest that has been chewing me up for months, it had been getting me down and it was affecting every part of me, mentally and physically.  I finally admitted to myself that uni and studying was a bit to much for me.  Struggling with the content of the course, deadlines and fitting in my employment was all becoming too much.  It was also affected my weight loss journey.  So, to improve myself I knew what I needed to do, I needed to withdraw from my studies.  And I can now say that a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  I haven't felt this good in a long while.

With the decision made, I can now get back to main focus of my journey.  All my hard work that I had put into the 3.5 stone loss had started to unravel and since October 1 stone had crept back on. 

Time to get back on it and shift that stone plus all that I need to achieve my PAT.

So getting onto the title of this post 'New Year, New Me'.  I always set a NY resolution of 'to loose weight' or 'to get to my target' AND I always fail.  The saying 'New Year, New Me' is a resolution in itself.  So therefore, after researching (yes I research statistics for NY resolutions) it's a load of bollocks really.  Out of 1273 people who filled in an online survey of for this years resolutions, 27.3% of people who responded had set a goal to loose weight.  But, based on questions about previous goals made, it is clear that the majority don't see their goal through the coming months!  If you want to make changes, take that positive attitude you have when you wake up on NYD and make something more realistic that you can adapt into your lifestyle to make the change, that way this NY you will see a new you.

I've not set any resolutions this year, I'm just going to carry on my journey from last year and make changes so that I will get to my target before the end of December.  Focusing on what I have achieved already is going to motivate me to carry on.  I am not going to look forward to the future and see me at my PAT, I will fail if I do, instead I am going to remind myself by sharing on here, my Instagram and on my SW group FB page what I am achieving.

Happy New Year everyone

M x