Thursday, 11 July 2013

Getting your head in the game

So my last post was all "I'm back from my holiday, time to get back on the healthy train"  Did I do it? Nope. I will let you all in on a little secret, it is H A R D to get your head back in the game after completely letting go for a few weeks.

A problem I am having is one I know other people who have lost weight struggle with. It's the one when you think to yourself I've lost 25/50/100 lbs (delete as appropriate) and I feel good. I have worked hard and dropped dress sizes, I have received positive comments and feel better about myself than I have in along time, so I give up. I know I'm still over weight and I know I don't want to gain the weight I've lost but I just keep thinking at least I'm 23 lbs better than I was.  That is not how I want to feel. I need that passion and fire back, the motivation that got me to this point in the first place. I need to remember my goals were not just to be a bit over weight, they were to become the best version of myself I possibly can. I want to be an athlete, I want muscle and body definition, I want to lower my body fat to a healthy level. I am happy at how much I have achieved but I want more and I am going to have to work my ass off to get it.

So all that aside it's time to devise a plan. I have been walking the boys to school and back but not much else. I am becoming a pro at maintaining but I need to step it up a notch and start dropping pounds again. It's Thursday though and my automatic response to working out is why not wait until Monday, get the weekend over with first. NO NO NO Mrs F that is NOT the right attitude at all. If I work out today I can get FOUR workouts in by Monday. It won't magically transport me to my goal but it's four steps closer than if I do nothing at all! So after dropping the boys at school I will drop Oscar at my parent's, come home and workout. I'm not sure what yet but I know I want to wake up tomorrow feeling sore so I expect Jillian Michaels will feature somewhere along the way!

I am linking up with

and my NSV for today will be to get back to working out

After my workout I am going to attempt to do my own acrylic nails for the 3rd time. The first two attempts were not bad even if I do say so myself and I am getting better.

First attempt

 Second attempt

I will be back tomorrow to report which workout I chose and how I got on


  1. Great NSV! I love a good Jillian workout!

  2. That's brilliant. Once I've broken the pattern of healthy eating and working out it takes me FOREVER to get back into the swing of it. So well done for catching it early and breaking the pattern!

  3. Thank you so much for linking up with us, I have been in that mindset for a while as well, and also done really know how to get out of it!! It is hard, but we can do this!!

  4. This is a great nsv! I think you have the right idea with staring small and taking those baby steps like walking them to school to help younger back on track after your holiday. It really is so hard getting back on track after falling off, but the fact that you are trying is huge! Keep it up!