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.

joining slimming world

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…

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1 COMMENT

  1. I’m rubbish at sticking to it if I don’t have the shame of standing on the scales in front of someone! Sarah in Panteg House is fantastic – she has classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, I’ve been going there for years, and reached target quickly with her support. I’ve also heard good things about the Monday evening class in New Inn social club xx

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