Well that was a bit of a stormy week wasn’t it? You can read about my absolute nightmare of a week HERE. And as I said on FB last night, the fog has lifted, and things are OK again. Not fantastic, but I’m getting there.
The thing with feeling so absolutely rubbish when you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle is that living healthily is the first thing to go out of the window. All your energy is focused on just getting through the day in one piece. As I said in that post, I was either eating nothing, or eating cream cakes and cheese. Not in vast quantities but until Thursday, I was all out of kilter. It didn’t feel good but it did remind me that putting rubbish inside my body does me zero favours.
I don’t quite know what made the fog lift, apart from the culmination of things I mentioned in that post, but by Thursday, after literally forcing myself to put my gym kit on and get to the gym, I started to feel more like myself. I went to the gym Thursday, Friday and Saturday and even though my energy levels weren’t quite back to normal, I did as much as I could and worked up a bit of a sweat. I stopped going to Spin classes because a) I found them quite boring after a while but b) I seem to prefer the solitude of training on my own. Classes like Spin are so full on and loud that I found it all a bit too much at times. Does anyone else feel like that? As I get older, I’m finding myself liking being surrounded by strangers less and less. Don’t get me wrong, if I need to make a presentation to a room full of people, or mingle at a conference, it’s all good, but I seem to prefer a slower, quieter pace of life these days.
I got old didn’t I?
I’ll keep this post quite short because I think the post I wrote during the week sums up how my week went. But I’m happy that the week didn’t turn out to be a total write-off. And I barely took any photos of anything this week, totally unlike me, but here are a couple, mainly to remind myself of what a complete badass I am that I managed to leave the house.
(Don’t you just love a changing room selfie? No, no I don’t.)
(A sample of my diet this week. This was lunch. I know.)
I stayed the same. As in exactly the same, to the 0.1kg. So a total loss STILL of 4 stones and 3lbs. Amazing considering, but still a bit annoying that life always seems to get the in the way and I can have a good few weeks and then yo-yo like … well, a yo-yo. Either travel gets in the way, or stress, or celebrations, or a myriad of things, but I’ve come to realise that this is all part of the process. It’s how I deal with it that counts. Do I get frustrated and think sod it, why bother? Or do I understand that this is life, it’s the same for me as for everyone else, and that yes, I’m one step forward and two steps back most weeks but overall … I’m doing OK.
I’m confident that I’ll there, wherever ‘there’ is. I haven’t quite decided yet.
I’m off to spend the afternoon kissing in a pub garden, BRB.
Over and out for now – please do follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and I’ll see you next week, and if you’re interested in learning more about the Thinking Slimmer download I listen to every night, you can find more information HERE.