This is journey has been long overdue, I keep starting and stopping I just have no more motivation and as a self-proclaimed motivator I am lacking in that department. So much has happened and so much is going on that weight seems to one week be falling off like old clothes and the next is holding on tighter than a leech. I do not know where to to begin as I seem to be taking 5 steps forward and 15 back and that’s really demotivating. So what am I going to do about it? Am I going to see here and feel sorry for myself? That’s negatory staff Sargent, I am getting off my ass and doing some exercise and I don’t care how “some” so long as I get in any useful exercise I am happy.
So here is the goal and the plan to help me reach that goal!
Goal –> Go back to size 10 (flat with no extras)
- Healthy eating –> This is easier said than done but I have a solution. I rent a room in a family house and I do not feel comfortable cooking and I only eat cooked meals when I see my parents over the weekend so instead I buy ready meals which I microwave at work (I don’t eat at night). So I have now started buying “Healthier” meals from M&S and getting more vegan options than non-vegan (BTW I am not vegetarian). I have also decided to get my own place so I can get back to cooking and baking, I felt great over my weekend birthday baking a cake after a 2 year hiatus.
- Exercise –> I like the idea of exercise from the comfort of my own place in this case my room but it is too small and I am limited to the exercises I do. But with prospect of a new place I can do more exercises without fearing I will make too much noise if I try to jump.
- Drinking water –> To many people this is so easy to me this is so hard, I just find it so hard to drink water. The water I drink is either flavoured or in some sort of juice or tea never just plain water as the taste brings back memories of when I had malaria and had to drink quinine with nothing but water and the taste is just revolting makes me shiver even now.
- Resting –> This again to some may sound weird but when you got insomnia its not that far fetched, when I finish work (9-5) I get to my place respond to person e-mails|blog|watch TV| then by 9:30/10pm I switch off everything and it’s time for bed. Most times I sleep fine from 10pm till 5am but other time 3 hours is enough for my body but not for me. I want to stay in bed a little longer which I do but with eyes wide open. Most times I am up by 3am do all the recommended to go to sleep and nothing happens so I blog until I fall asleep but thats usually 5 minutes before my alarm which I hear quite clearly so I just get up shower and go to work. Spend my 8hours and back like a zombie sleep another 3 hours and again the cycle begins. Now I am used to it and make use of that time, reading, blogging and now exercising.