I bloody love my friend!
We managed to grab a catch-up today…both of us have a lot going on right now and sometimes it’s easy not to stay in touch. It was so marvellous to catch up and we are now up to speed with what is happening in each others lives!
Tonight’s post is going to be short and sweet…as I am shattered today for some reason.
My conversation today reminded very much of a time that we shared together last year. We had met for lunch and spent the whole afternoon and evening putting the world to rights. We managed to get a couple of things clarified that I thought I would share with you – and they are fairly short and sweet too…courtesy of the the minds of myself and my friend…
#1 – We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.
#2 – Nobody ever has their shit together…we all have problems, even if they are not immediately apparent!
The reason that I say that we are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for is that I had lost my mojo for a while, and it felt like the end of the world. I thought that I was useless, and that my life was destined to be spent on the sofa with me eating myself to death and feeling sorry for my lot in life. Gradually, I pulled myself out of the hole that I was in. I literally was at the point of no return.
However, I gave myself a kick up the arse and realised that my situation could change. I didn’t have to hide myself away from life…I was choosing to do it. I didn’t have to eat the rubbish that I was eating…I chose to shovel it in. I didn’t have to stay as I was…I chose to do something about my situation.
I now realise that what seemed so impossible is no longer impossible. I realise that I am far stronger than I give myself credit for. I also realise that I need to give myself this credit…I am the one that has turned my life around. I have done this…and if I can do something like that, then I can sure as hell get the ideas that I have had burning away in my mind for years off the ground.
I now realise my worth and I am going to stop giving credit to other people for doing the things that I know I can do myself. If I get all ‘rah-rah’ about it…I am going to take my fecking power back and keep it. I am not going to let myself get walked all over again, and I am not going to let my life spiral out of control again.
And the reason that I say that nobody has their shit together…is because they don’t!
I know many people who talk a good talk…who create a certain impression that they are definitely not living up to privately. I used to look at these people, before I really knew them, and wish that I could have it all together like they did…but it really isn’t the case.
Everyone has their issues. The persona that you are treated too is often not the full story. I read a quote the other day that made me smile – it said, “We are all being judged by someone who isn’t even close to having their own shit together.” A truer word has never been spoken!
That’s all I have to say really – just realise your capability and stop comparing yourself to others…especially when they are busy doing the same thing. The only person that you need to compare yourself with is the person that stares back when you look in the mirror – be the best you that you can be. You are worthy of treating yourself with some compassion…but realise how much that you could achieve, and go for it!
See…short and sweet…I can write a blog post without rambling for hours!
Today has been a bit hectic. I have realised that I have a serious addiction to Natural Balance products…after putting in an order for over £250 of bars and flapjacks! It’s nothing compared to the cost of my old way of living – £250 would be blown in a week easily on junk food – so I would rather put something a bit nicer in my tummy now. I have had a final coaching session with a rather lovely lady today…she is doing a fab job and will absolutely go on and reach her target. It is so exciting to be a tiny part of the transformation – I think a coach plays the role of facilitator…just unlocking certain doors and offering a different perspective. As with all things, you have to want to change or else it won’t happen. I hit the gym and managed a 30 minute cycle with the rest of my cardio work. It left my lady area slightly numb but Mr WLB says you get used to that…not quite sure how he knows that as he definitely doesn’t own a lady area! I thought it best to get practising as, if he has his way, I will soon be the proud new owner of a bike. Goodness me…I had best warn the locals! I got a call from him this evening to say that he had gone to the wrong side of the city to a cycle maintenance course…as he was on his bike there was no way he’d make it across town and so he was heading home. When I arrived, two hours later, he was sat on the doorstep as he’d forgotten his key. So it’s been an interesting evening…with much chuckling on my part…it’s like having a teenager!
Today’s food looked like this…
Breakfast: Rye toast (2 x HEB), spinach, and boiled eggs.
Lunch: Linda Mc sausages, sweet potatoes, and superfree ratatouille.
Dinner: Couscous, mixed beans, stuffed mushrooms (2 x HEA).
Snacks: Nakd bars (13 syns).
Exercise: 15 minute elliptical, 30 minute bike, 15 minute treadmill.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx