First of all I wanted to reassure you that there is no such thing as ‘perfect’! ‘Perfect’ is about as elusive as ‘normal’ in my opinion…hard to find, tough to define, and not really achievable!
The month of December, if you celebrate all that comes with it, piles a huge amount of pressure upon us. This pressure isn’t just linked to healthy living either. Your to-do list is likely longer than the breakfast baguettes that I used to polish off! Decorating – the house, the garden, the cake – shopping for food and presents and then wrapping those presents, cooking and baking, and then there’s the entertaining – whether you are the host or hostess with the mostess…or whether you are trying to be an entertaining party guest.
Phew – I am tired just reading that back to myself!
Of course there is all of that pressure added by social media at this time of year. Pictures of lovely looking Christmas trees make me wince…my tree always looks like I was practising my overarm throws and I just let the decorations stay where they landed…my tree is a fake one too and looks like it has alopecia! Then there are people talking about their lovely gifts, and the food that they are planning on eating…it’s endless.
For the record, I am sat outside Asda…the shops are only closed for one day…it’s not the end of the world if you forget something!
I guess what I wanted to say, but have rambled a bit, is that you need to do what you need to do to get you through this month. Yes, 2015 is a New Year and all that…a fresh start, blah, blah, blah. However, there is still a big chunk of the month left and I personally don’t want to blow it.
However, I am a realist. I know that it’s going to be hard to stay focussed 100%. What I have found helps me get through these times is to focus on my opportunities. I have 4 of these a day…28 in a week…and 124 this month. My opportunities are my meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and my evening snack. So I don’t focus on having a good day on plan, or a good week on plan and I certainly won’t write off the whole month just because of all of the deliciously tempting delights on offer.
I am going to take my opportunities where I can. If I have a few meals out this month – let’s say 4 – this still gives me 120 opportunities to stay on track. Now I am not so good with my figures and percentages…but I think it means that I will be off-track about 3% of the month…I reckon that’s a pretty blinding success rate really!
So don’t panic. Breathe! Relax! You are so much more than the numbers on the scales…but I do know how much the numbers mean. You are amazing, you are funny, you are caring, you are kind, you are smart, you are funny…you are capable of getting through this month if you grab every opportunity you can to stay on track!
You don’t have to blow it all just because it’s Christmas…but if you want to, then go for it – but do it because you choose too, and not because you don’t think that you can stay in control!
Right then, that’s it from me. Today has been busy…I told the London company that I am leaving – they want me to fit in as much as I can between now and starting my new role…so I am going to do what I can. I am quite excited about my new job and what 2015 has in store really! I had a great training session today too and am looking forward to my final pre-Christmas workout with my trainer on Friday. I spent some time with a good friend today too – she’s helping sort out some issues…we all need our friends at times!
Today’s food looked like this…
Breakfast: Mushroom omelette, cherry tomatoes, and a banana.
Lunch: Tuna melts with salad and Christmas fruit!
Dinner: Venison steak, stuffed mushrooms, roasted peppers, rocket, and roasted onion.
Snack: Bounce ball (9 syns).
Exercise: PT session!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
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