28th August 2014
Its not about perfect, it about effort and when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs!
Every morning my pc takes ages to wake up and work, we go through a slow start up first of all followed by the ‘not responding ‘ stage! It’s okay once it works but up to then it’s a big pain in the backside or is it just the universe using it to wake me up slower because I literally jump straight out of bed onto my pc. I’ll go with that theory I think.
Well I got myself all excited yesterday booked a ticket to go to London on Friday to see the poppies at the Tower of London and then an hour later realised I booked for the wrong day! I have no idea where my head was at when I did it but there you go, I’ve got something to look forward to in a month’s time! Now to decide whether to actually do something tomorrow, the weather doesn’t really make you want to do much when it’s forecast rain!
Starting Day 4 of my journal which has 84 days in (I’ve just worked that out!) already I’ve realised that I usually give up writing in them because they aren’t ‘perfect’ that may be I’m not 100% on track or I’ve made a mess of the pages with my handwriting or changing what I’ve eaten or adding more on after I thought I’d finished my day. I then realised it isn’t meant to be perfect because I’m not, no one is, the idea of a food tracking journal is to get to know yourself and your habits and work on the with the knowledge you gain. As long as I can read and understand it that’s all that matters – I’ve also told myself no one else has to see it which will enable me to be 100% truthful in it and write ‘everything’ down because I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to write it all down sometimes!
We had a lovely beef curry yesterday to use the last bit of beef up, it was a jar of sauce Sharwoods Rogan Josh, 7pp a jar and it served 3 not bad for something with a lot of flavour to it and just enough warmth. As a member commented on the photo “This is what I love about Weight Watchers, being able to use shop brought sauces as long as it's in your pp allowance - so much easier with a busy lifestyle x” and she’s so right, some days you have the time to stand in the kitchen and cook and some days you don’t.
Yeah you really can adapt any lifestyle to suit, it’s all about changing and adapting, it’s for the long term not the short term, I spoke to someone yesterday who said “I’m getting bored with it now”, we had a conversation and it turns out they’ve cut everything ‘nice’ out, hasn’t been for a pint since starting and I explained that won’t work long term, no one wants to give everything they enjoy up just to be a certain weight, it ain’t never gonna last – not from my experience anyways. Nope I will find a way of having a bit of what I fancy, enjoying my glass of wine and doing the best I can to tweak and change my routines and habits to be the best, healthiest version of me that I can be within the boundaries I set!
Yeah being healthy and happy and enjoying life is the most important thing on my agenda and if all that fits into place then my body will be in the best state possible both physically and mentally. After all, there’s no point being thin if you’re miserable and there really is no point enjoying copious amounts of food and wine if it makes you feel ill or rubbish – nope it’s all about balance, finding a happy and healthy way of life that you can live for the rest of your life.
Who’s up for making the rest of their year the best of their year?
Let’s make today BeYOUtiful. xx