Monday motivation - a number will not determine my motivation ❤️ it's so easy for a number to control your happiness, your behaviours and to be quite blunt.. your life.
money..is a number.
weight.. is a number.
the loss/gain.. is a number.
your size jeans... is a number.
it's all numbers that we use to measure things and we rely on that unit of measure in our day to day life. it puts way too much pressure on ourselves to get things "perfect", whether it's the highest number or the lowest number.. it isn't right.
the only thing numbers cannot determine is your self worth, your smile and your happiness. you can't say "i want to be 8 happy today" or "i would really like to be a size 9 self worth" - english doesn't work like that😅
i lost 0.5 pound on my first week.
now, being over 25 stone it's assumed you'd lose half a stone to a stone in your first week due to the dramatic change in your lifestyle. you hear lots of people losing lots of weight in their first week, well congratulations to them! i'm not one of that team.
i think my face fell on that first weigh in. i had two choices, stay and go through the class or leave the doors and never turn back, go home and lay on my bed sobbing because i couldn't be like the others. normally the second option would be it, i wouldn't bat an eyelid and just go home, but i said to mum "no..i want to stay." we stayed.
we stayed every week.
week by week, it was dropping off in manageable chunks.
Hi 👋🏼 sorry it’s been a while... i’ve been pretty busy lately and my insta has taken a bit of a back seat! but i’m back at it and hoping to help and inspire some of you to cook and eat healthy! so last week was a pretty hectic one... i went on a girly holiday to ibiza! 🎉 i had the best time and came home to a little break away with my boyfriend too. so eating and drinking galore! paying for it this week but feeling determined to get back on track and try and shift a few pounds in the process! so i’m starting back with a #transformationtuesday post to help remind me how far i’ve come. left photo is me before i started slimmingworld and the right is me last week in ibiza! i’ve been pretty down on myself a lot lately. i’ve been pretty much enjoying life and eating out a lot and having off days which has made me feel like i’m stuck in a rut a lot. but i really should be very happy that i’ve managed to maintain my weight most of the time and still stay fitting in my clothes. sometimes we need to look at the bigger picture. are you happy? are you enjoying yourself? that’s the most important thing. i work hard 80% of the time to eat healthy and regularly exercise why can’t i enjoy myself the rest of the time. so let’s start fresh. hope you will all come with me on the journey...