Today I’m having a bit of a down day. I went home this weekend, and though it was lovely, I ate fairly unhealthily and binged last night. Whilst this isn’t a big deal for most, binging puts my head in a bad place, and now I feel like I’m back to square one with my weight loss goals. I feel sluggish and upset and angry at myself.
However, I was just browsing on Instagram (feel free to follow me @cockaaz, btw) when I stumbled upon this quote:
This really resonated with me. Since starting this whole thing, and though I have had ups and downs, I have lost just over three stone. That is a huge amount: according to ilostwhat.com, it’s the same weight as an elephant’s heart! When I first delved into the world of weight loss, I would never’ve dreamed that I would eventually be the way that I am now: not just in terms of my appearance, but also my health and fitness as a whole- I was the girl that shivered at the thought of stepping foot in the gym, for God’s sake.
I have all these grand plans in my head of how I want to look and all the things I’ll achieve when I’m ‘x’ amount of weight. ‘Ooo I’ll buy this’, ‘ooo I’ll do that’… but what I’m asking myself more and more is why not now. Why can’t I do these things now, rather than waiting until I look a certain way? I gave a piece of advice to a very good friend the other day, and that was ‘to stop focusing on all the things that you’re not, and start remembering all the things that you are‘. I’m rubbish at following my own advice, but it wouldn’t hurt to keep this bit in mind, because I am more than the way I look and the things I can’t do (although I had a proper look into this when I turned 22.)
Since I seem to be on a bit of a roll with the quotes today, it’s also important to remember that ‘all that glitters ain’t gold’. I got so many compliments about the weight I’d lost when I was following the Protein World diet (read about that here), but I was miserable once I’d plateaued and was basically starving myself. So though you may desire what someone else has, they just might be looking at you and thinking exactly the same thing.
Goals are good. Goals are what drive us forward. But they do not diminish how far we have come and what we have already achieved. Although this last weekend may have been a set back, and I might not lose two pounds this week, this doesn’t mean that I won’t lose two pounds in the next week, or the week after that. Life doesn’t stop because of one little slip up.
This post was more of a pep talk/rant for myself, but I hope that it helped you if your jeans are feeling a bit too snug on this glorious Monday evening- today’s a new day, draw a line under yesterday’s mishap and move forward.
Cheers for reading,
P.S. are we mates on Bloglovin’? Feel free to follow me- I promise that I’ll follow back!