So how have you found the first two elements of the action plan?
I have to admit that I am a bit behind schedule with my new revised action plan! This week has been so flipping busy…but I have time this weekend to spend some time really thinking about it all. I tend to write a first draft of stuff like this and then end up going back and adding more to it!
Anyway – I won’t let my lack of progress halt yours…
The third element focuses upon resources that you might need in order to achieve your goal…have a look at the following questions and start to take note of your responses.
- What physical items might you need?
- What further information might you need and where can you get it?
- What support might you need and where can you get it – or who from?
- What encouragement might you need and who can help you with that?
- What level of accountability do you need and who do you feel would help you with this?
My initial thoughts surrounding the above questions include things like a set of kettlebells, a decent set of body fat scales, some kitchen scales, a tape measure (to measure my progress!), some Tupperware for food preparation…
And then I like to do my research – so I have already completed a couple of nutrition courses, and have a bookcase full of health and fitness and psychology books. I also speak to my dietitian regularly, and research current thinking and read journals surrounding weight loss studies. I subscribe to ‘Healthy Food Guide’ magazine which contains some fab recipes and hints and tips.
Support comes in the form of my family and friends – my Slimming World group and lovely consultant – and my personal trainer. These guys also offer the support and encouragement and accountability that I need.
As I said though, these are just my initial thoughts – I want to really spend time thinking about it all. I need to learn from my previous experiences – what has gone well, what hasn’t gone so well. And then I need to constantly revisit my plan…as things change. What was once a priority is no longer a priority etc.
You don’t need to include any of the above stuff if you don’t want to. Your plan needs to be exactly that – yours! Focus on what strikes a chord with you, learn from lessons in your past, build upon the good stuff.
And that’s it.
It’s my Mums birthday today so I saw her after work and now need to grab some dinner before falling into bed. I had a tough PT session before work, and the alarm clock is set for another one in the morning! The good news is that I have had a good day on track…despite a work lunch at the pub which involved chunky chips and fish finger sandwiches for everyone…whilst I had a salmon fillet with salad – yes, I am polishing my halo!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx