I wish scientists could work out what controls motivation in the brain and come up with some kind of vitamin supplement to take to ensure it remains high all the time! The cold crisp autumnal mornings have made me realise the year is drawing to a close & so this means its been several months since I last stuck to my Petrov-to-Heidfeld-diet. This means its time to get back on the band wagon and put some actual effort in, if I want to achieve my targeted weight loss!
I’ve got back into the exercise swing of things the past week or two, with gym visits and venturing back to the swimming pool. In August I took out a swimming membership & at £20 a month so far each swim has cost me £10! Shows how little I have been but I am determined to change that!
We have been trying hard with planning meals, getting everything in we need & cooking some decent meals this week, I’ve also been keeping the snacking to a minimum, so am going in the right direction. 1kg (blame Jay for switching the scales into kg and I can’t be bothered changing back into lbs every week) down this week so 14kg more to go!
My main motivation is to feel healthier & to look better but keeping track of the numbers is an easier way to know whether I’m on track or not. The weight goal might change as it might be too low for me, but it’s something to aim for. In the short term I would love to be a dress size smaller in time for my work’s christmas do the first week in December.
To keep me going and motivated I am going to read and re-read some inspirational blogs – previous posts of mine to give me a kick up the backside such as Before, Sarah’s journey after being diagnosed with diabetes & another Sarah’s successful and absolutely amazing weight loss in 2011. If anyone else has any other sites they can recommend please do & I’ll add them to my google reader 🙂