Thursday, 24 April 2014

Starting again


OK, so I am a chocoholic. There I said it.

Not just someone that loves chocolate, but I have an actual addiction. OK it's maybe not that bad, but it does feel like it sometimes.

I LOVE baking and making sweet treats but I also understand I can't eat like that all the time. I try to be as healthy as I can. That's why there is a 'Healthy' section on my blog too as it's something I am really trying to make a part of my life!
'Starting again' is something I have done wayyyy too many times in my life, but here I am again.

Yesterday I went to the gym in the morning (I have just joined my local one) BUT there is no point if I still eat lots of chocolate. Anyone who follows me on Instagram may have seen the 20 crème eggs we have. I LOVE crème eggs. But they don't love me. I think I put on about a pound as soon as I eat one. I definitely don't have a fast metabolism so thank goodness the season is coming to an end and I will no longer be able to pop round to the shop for one !
So, maybe I should fill you in - I am not happy with my weight or my health at the moment, you may have gathered from my Instagram if you follow me there that I try, but I often slip up.


It's hard. Like reaaalllly hard so I have SO much admiration for those super fitties out there who are super dedicated and you know what - they are the ones that get results.

So maybe it's not OK?.... but it has to be OK, because you can't beat yourself up about it - you are only human - and you can try again tomorrow right !!

Also it takes time to re train your brain in to a whole new way of thinking. I would love to be super fit and healthy and only eat organic and use paraben free skin care all the time, but things take time to research and prepare for and until you really get a wake up call and decide you want to do something about it, it's OK to slip up - a little, not a lot mind, and get back on track as soon as you can !

I think daily inspiration is a HUGE help here, so I follow fitness people on IG and get advice, research ingredients and find out what they mean to my health, sometimes keep a food diary, anything that helps !
I really felt sooo ill last night and heavy and gross that I had to be better today ! And you know what - I have been so far !! It's SUCH a great feeling and I know it's only a day - but one step at a time !
Is anyone else trying to be healthy ?

I will share anything I find that is helpful to me if you like ? And please do share any advice you have with me !

OK, so one more crème egg ? NOoooo !

8 comments:

  1. Oh me too! I'm trying to exercise more but seem to be stopping more than starting lately. It doesn't help that my husband is training for Ironman race (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike & marathon run!) so he's always out training & has to eat loads to fuel his training. One day at a time, we'll get there.

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    1. Thanks Nadine xx Oh goodness that must be hard !! x I think it's all about setting small goals, even just daily ones, so maybe see what you can do differently tomorrow that'll make you feel good ! One day at a time indeed x

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  2. Hiya - I found your blog via your Instagram, as I've followed you on there for a while. I can totally relate to this post - so hard to lead a healthy lifestyle when all your favourite things are not healthy. Best of luck with your endeavours to crack down on the chocolate consumption! Caroline x

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    1. Aww thank you so much Caroline! I've not had any for two days and feel great haha xx

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  3. I love this post you have wrote I have been trying to eat healthy and drink more water etc but its so hard to try and keep to it. Since i was made redundant 2 years ago and with health issues I've put on weight nothing major to some people but to me its more than I like and I have IBS so its important to try and find that healthy balance. I think sometimes it can be scary to know whats the best step to take and what to change because you can't change over night. So I think your blog posts and healthy recipes that you share are great and so inspiring when I'm feeling low.
    So heres to trying to stay healthy Claire xx

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    1. Aww thank you SO much for your comments Claire, it really is about on day at a time. I have always struggled and maybe always will, but its finding small things and small changes and keeping doing them, and if you slip up, try again. I really think its about finding nice replacements, so like I do with chocolate milkshake - I make it with raw cacao powder, almond milk, almond butter and banana and its soooo delicious I feel like im having a 'treat' but its good for me !! I'll keep sharing and just try one new thing this weekend and see how it makes you feel !! That's another thing, once you start to feel the benefit after such a short time even - it spurs you on to keep going !! Don't tell anyone but I snuck a crème egg the other day BUT was strong and actually spat it out ! hahah x

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  4. Thank you SO much for your comments Claire !! It is such a struggle but its finding small changes and small things that make a difference !! I will keep sharing and try one new thing tomorrow and see how good it makes you feel ! Just make sure you get your 2 ltr of water or try for your 5 fruit and veg !! x If you need any help let me know xx P.S Don't tell anyone but I actually snuck a crème egg the other day BUT spat it out !! Will power or what ! haha x Its not until you start feeling good that you know that is a better feeling than the 60 seconds of yumminess you get ! x Good luck x Keep me posted x

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    1. I have started having a glass of water with my dinner normally its a fizzy drink and thought that would be a good start, then introduce a couple more glasses throughout the day and like you say do the 5 fruit and veg Its the knowing where to begin. but thank you for the support ill keep you posted on how i get on xx

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