Staying healthy is hard. If someone says it isn’t they’re either lying or they have amazingly good willpower. For us mere mortals though, it’s difficult.
A couple of years ago I made the decision to join a gym that ran weekly exercise classes – those ones where you feel as though your muscles are never, ever going to work again – and to change my eating habits. I wasn’t big as some people might define, a good size 12 nudging towards a 14 – these are UK sizes and I have NO idea what that equates to anywhere else – but I wasn’t happy. I didn’t wear things I wanted to because they just didn’t look right. Within 8 months I had abs. Actual abs. Not amazing six packs abs, but there was some definite definition there.
Over the next year or so I was disciplined. Good at saying no to things I knew were bad for my health. Somewhere along the line that discipline has gone.
Don’t get me wrong, I slipped up every now and again, especially around assignment deadlines and exams but I was always able to pick myself back up and get back to it! Now it’s a completely different story.
My food during the day is fine, I don’t eat that much and what I do eat is pretty good. It’s evening meals and snacks that let me down. Big dinners, tea and biscuits, possibly splitting a tub of B&J with Joe. The willpower has left me!
Tomorrow is a new week, and I’m starting it with a fry up – Sunday fry ups got missed today, and it’s a Bank Holiday so basically another Sunday – but I will be exercising and making sure I have a good dinner in my belly ready for the next week!
I need to get back on the healthy train and stay there! I need those abs back and defined like they were before! Any tips/blogs to follow/recipes that are easy/cheap are more than welcome!
Sorry for the moan, lovelies!