It’s Monday and I’ve not posted the usual Slimming World weekly meal plan. You know why? I suck at Slimming World! Not entirely but I wrote last week about my struggles to stick with the healthy eating/meal prep regime and I’ve made a decision.
I need help.
I need to go to a class.
I need to say to someone. I just can’t do this by myself. Because I can’t. It’s so easy to not be accountable even when you are blogging about it and I’ve let a month pass and it’s gone like this.
‘1 great week, 1 week off plan, 1 great week recovering the damage, 1 week off plan’ and I quite simply don’t want it to continue.
I’ve said before. I fully advocate learning to love the skin you are in AND I DO but I also want to be fit and healthy and carrying 3 extra stone doesn’t help that so into class I will go.
I’ve found a Slimming World group that’s just up the road from my house so I am going to start there on Tuesday this week and I’ve made some promises to myself.
1) Do the work
I have signed up to every diet under the sun and I hardly ever fully immerse myself into it. I skim read. I am pretty half-hearted if I’m honest and the result is that then I get a half;f hearted result back from my body. this has to stop, so I have made a promise to myself that I am going to shut up and listen. I’m not going to pretend I know better and for the first time in a decade, I’m going to read the books.
2) I’m going to stay in class
I never ever stayed in any weight loss class before. So with Slimming World this time I have decided that this is ‘me time’ every week and I’m going to stay in class even if I have to take Fred with me.
3) It’s OK to have time to exercise
.exercise and I have a funny relationship – I flipping love it and it does great things for my body. However, I am less good at cutting myself some slack as a Mother. I am one of those people who is stuck with the business of being busy. I’m always busy. If I’m not busy, I feel guilty for not being busy and sometimes when I am actually busy, I get so overwhelmed that I actually get nothing done.
Recently James has started to take himself for short runs every other day. I think to myself ‘i could do that’ but I don’t. In January when the weather was colder and I was equally as busy, I actually completed Run Every Day January…. So what the hell happened? Who knows but I know I’ve got to bust my ass back into gear.
So tomorrow I head back to class with my cap ( waistline ) in hand, mouth shut, ears open. I will be back with the weekly meal plans and also a little update…