I’ve lost my mojo in many ways over this last few weeks and have been feeling a bit low. I like to put a lot of it down to post-holiday blues and a 2-week cough and cold! But I also know that I need to re-energise myself and get my mojo back…and only I can do that!
One of the main things that affects my mood, is how I’m feeling about myself and in particular, my weight. Since the wedding, I’ve gone on a bit of a food-bender and disregarded my health and fitness almost entirely. And why the hell not? I was happy, I looked great on my wedding day (even though I do say so myself) and I worked bloody hard. So I deserved a reward. Problem was, the lbs sneaked on…and on…and on…and before I knew it, I was 2 stone heavier than on my wedding day. Ouch!
I look back to the beginning of the year, where I reflected on my weight gain then and I’m nearly a stone heavier than I was when I wrote that post. So in summary, I’ve let it slip this year and it’s making me unhappy. And when you’re unhappy in one area of your life, it makes it harder to keep your chin up in others.
So I’m nipping it in the bud…now!
I joined Slimming World back in September for the 4th time, but this time I was ready…and determined! Problem was, I had a 10-day all inclusive holiday to Turkey to throw me off! And it did, but I knew it would and I was in control. So when I gained 4lbs on holiday, I didn’t feel devastated, or disappointed or out-of-control. I picked myself up and got back on plan!
And so far it’s working. I had one mammoth loss of 5.5lbs in a week! That’s my biggest loss ever! I think a lot of it was down to fluid retention and generally not eating and drinking all day everyday after the holiday. Then I had a small gain and then this week I lost 3lbs. Again, a large loss for me (as I used to only ever lose 1-1.5lbs per week). And I tell you what, I needed it! I have a renewed sense of motivation and determination and it’s made me remember that…
SLIMMING WORLD WORKS! It really bloody does. And the best thing is, you can eat and still lose weight! You can enjoy carbs (as if I’d live without pasta!) and the occasional glass of prosecco. It’s just about awareness, mindfulness and being conscious of your choices…something our wonderful Group Leader Anna tells us each week. And it’s about not beating yourself up if and when you fall off the wagon. It’s about taking one meal at a time and knowing in yourself that you can do it and that you want it.
So although I’ve got a way to go before I reach target, I know now that I can. And I’m gonna! I’ve got my mojo back 🙂
To give me a bit more motivation, here is a photo of me from about 5 years ago, when I’d just started seeing my husband and when I was a happier and healthier weight. I’d like to get back to this and I know it’s possible.
What are your tips for getting your mojo back?