Sometimes you fall off the wagon. This is something I tend to do quite often. I get lazy and start to buy prepared meals like pizza, pies and quiche whilst my fresh fruit and veg sit wilting in the fridge.
I lose interest in the weekly Step competition that I’ve entered on my Fitbit app and slowly start making excuses for eating biscuits and cake at work.
Then I give myself a pep talk.
I realise that I’ve not posted on my blog for a few weeks and admit that it’s purely out of guilt. The followers I have who are sharing my fitness journey don’t want to hear my lazy excuses & quite frankly I’d be embarrassed to share them.
At the beginning of June I started my own fitness group on Facebook, it’s just a few friends who wanted to achieve a fitness related goal and for many weeks we shared our progress daily and motivated each other with inspirational words. I’ve noticed just recently that there’s been no activity from anyone, and it dawned on me that it’s not just me that needs a pep talk.
We all get busy being sociable, dining out, drinking with friends and that’s ok, but it has to be in moderation. When you get to the point where you’re drinking for the sake of it or eating when you’re not even hungry and generally feeling bloated when you wake in the morning or tired of doing nothing, that’s when you need to stop. Stop abusing your body, start listening to it and focus on your goals again.
Everyone has a wobble for time to time but we must learn to recognise the signs and take control quickly before we undo what we’ve already achieved.
If you’re stuck in a rut at the moment, consider this your pep talk.