Garry and I are moving into a new flat in August, and it’s got me thinking about fresh starts.
I love the idea of a “fresh start”. Whilst I don’t think that I’m magically going to be better now that I’m moving into a beautiful new flat, I do think that moving into a new place is a great time to look at yourself and what you’re doing and have a bit of a re-evaluate. When I was looking at the person I am compared to the person I wanted to be, something that stuck out for me was that it’s a big priority to be someone who is healthy and active and I’ve just not been doing that.
This, more than anything else, has guilted me into deciding to recommit to this bloody thing called weight-loss. And although it’s really scary, because I’m terrified I’ll fail like I’ve failed SO MANY TIMES with it in my life and indeed in the past 14 months since I started making these videos, it’s something that I’ve got to try or I’ll regret it.
I need to stop giving in to the fleeting desire to eat junk and start focusing on what I want long term, which is to be healthy and happy. To help me do this, I’m going to do three things.
1. Plan – plan my meals, plan my exercise. Make it easy for myself. Give myself no reason to need to eat crap, as there is lots of healthy food to eat instead.
2. Get support – from my friends, my family, my colleagues. This thing is hard. Doing it on your own is horrible. I need to get that support.
3. Inspire myself – Using Pinterest, using Tumblr, using Instagram, using the magazines. Inspire myself to be body positive, health positive, all kinds of positive.
I’ve got meals planned for today, as well as the 30 Days of Yoga (which I’m still doing, come join us!), and I’m feeling okay. That’s a lie, I’m terrified. But I’m telling myself it’ll be okay.