As some of you may have guessed from my lack of posts over the last few weeks, I’ve let myself go a bit over Christmas and in general. I’ve been really struggling with finding motivation and constantly giving in to that voice in my head that tells me I can’t do it.
But with a new year comes new hope. I’ve started a 21 day detox to kick start my weight loss for the year and I’ve made it my goal to lose 7 kg in the next 10 weeks. Which will get me just under my pre-Bali weight. Here’s a link if you’re interested in the detox. (You have to buy a book though, which is great and has a shopping list and heaps of recipes.)
I’m going to put something on my bedroom wall to remind me of the date in 10 weeks. I’m going to search for motivation in every little place that I can because this time I don’t want to fail. Failing would be harder than succeeding.
So for almost a month now I’ve been taking green coffee bean extract every day. I was really hoping I could tell you it works but it doesn’t. I’ve seen no change in my weight loss, my energy levels or my appetite.
I’ve been really struggling with my weight loss journey lately, I’ve lost all motivation and I just can’t figure out how to get it back. This last week I’ve been to the gym three times after months of not going and in that week I’ve put on another kg. So no, the coffee bean extract definitely did not work for me. I’m not claiming that they don’t work at all, they just didn’t for me.
In a way I’m kind of glad, because if they did work like they were advertised it would just give me another excuse not to try my hardest and put in my all. I guess I’m just going to have to keep searching for that motivation.
FUN FACT: On average people who plan and keep track of their meals will lose twice the amount of weight than those who don’t.
I’m really lacking motivation at the moment so I am so ready to give this a shot.
Yesterday I bought this meal planner from Kikki K that has a magnetic strip so I can stick it right to my fridge and never avoid it. I think it’s important to be able to see it all the time, and it’s also important to me that it’s pretty.
Starting today my intention is to right down everything I plan on eating in advance and then either tick them off or write in what I actually ate or any extra things I added in.
I can also keep my old sheets so when I can’t think of what to eat I can look at them for ideas.
I’ve got a good feeling about this.
This girl is amazing. She went from 80kg (same as my heaviest) to 61kg and is now a fitness model. She swears by clean eating and lives and breathes health and fitness. I don’t think I’ll ever be as passionate about the whole thing as she is but she is most certainly an inspiration to me and a lot of other people out there.
Check out her facebook fan page.
I wish I lived in America so I could buy the magazines she’s in.
I love my inspiration wall in my bedroom. I think it’s really important to have a mix of pictures that help you remember your goals, pictures or quotes that motivate you into action and pictures that just make you happy so it’s not all about loosing weight. Make sure it’s somewhere you’re going to see every day.
I also think that you should regularly change it up. Once a month or so, take down the pictures that just aren’t doing it for you anymore and replace them with new ones.
This picture of a chihuahua in a sombrero makes me smile every time without fail. It’s the newest addition to my wall and I think it’ll be there for a while.