Let's be honest here, I for one wish if I could get away with eating whatever I fancied and not having to exercise without putting on any weight, plus having a body like Kendall Jenner, than I would. But no I wasn't blessed by the Gods, instead I’m 5'3, constantly battling with my weight (having PCOS is no picnic sometimes). Plus I don't have the wages to have myself my own private personal trainer and chef, with a private jet being able to fly to tropical destinations like Bali. Am I envious of rich, beautiful super models, of course not. Ok maybe I am, but I do try to be positive and be grateful with what I have. I will never be tall, skinny with perfect hair and skin, but I have the fact that I have....well that's difficult to write down as you might have guessed I am not very body confident. This is why it is important, to get back to eating healthy and getting my butt to the gym.
So something I do and probably not a great idea or habit is in fact to say that "I am having one more big blowout". Just like last Sunday, I decided as I have been bad over the weekend (yet again) I will treat myself to an Indian takeaway. I also in fact had a large battered sausage with chips on Friday too (I will regret these meals soon enough). Why oh why do I let my gut take over, instead of listening to my brain. "Doing one more big blow out" has to stop. This will be rule number one!
Rule number two, no naughty treats in the flat. I'm so bad, for example I ate my Reese's peanut butter Easter bunny, instead of saving it until Easter was over. Even Dave said I wouldn't be able to resist and damn it he was right, the bastard.
Anyways moving on to rule number three, drink plenty of water, along with herbal tea and sugar free flavoured water. I find water pretty bland.
Which moves us onto rule number four, have three meals a day, but only have one meal with carbs in. My body loves to hold onto carbs and sugar which ends up turning it into fat. So the best thing for me to do is to stay away from munching too much on beautiful, tasty carbs.
Rule number five, don't give myself such a hard time, take it one day at a time, it's not a race.
On to rule number six, do not and I repeat do not step on those bloody scales. Go by the way I feel about my body and if my clothes feel loose.
Having a love/hate relationship with going to the gym, making the effort to change into my gym gear, then actually leaving the flat and take the five to ten minutes walk to the gym is a pain. If I am not feeling the gym, I have to push myself to at least a workout at home. No excuses unless you know I'm ill or if Henry Cavill decided to take me out for dinner (sorry Dave). This will be rule number seven.
Last but not least rule number eight, to remember it isn't really about weight loss. It's about making me feel good and to make healthier choices. At the end of the day you only get one body, which to be honest is slowly giving up on me already.
If you want to try any of these rules I have set myself, please do. Let me know if you found any of the rules helpful.