Monday Motivation

Walking

Well enough is enough and it’s time for a change. I’ve always struggled with my weight and at the moment I’m heavier than I want to be – I know this because the button on my favourite trousers flew off the other day – luckily I didn’t blind anyone!

So as much as I love cakes and crisps they have to go.  It’s much more of a struggle since the old menopause kicked in – my waistline is expanding and I have a few more spare tyres than I’d like to have. I could also give Beyoncé a run for her money in the booty department – mind you that is hereditary so that’ll stay.

I’ve always been fairly active but not as much as I should be. I discovered a cool app on my phone last night that measures all kinds of things including how many steps you’ve walked, food intake, heart rate etc. So I made myself park outside of town and walk in today to kick start this healthier lifestyle.

I’m not going to say I’m on a diet because the minute I say that I want to eat everything in sight. It’s more a case of trying to decided if I’m really hungry or just eating out of habit. I’m also going to stop treating myself with food – it’s not really a treat when you struggle to pull on your jeans! So no more birthday cakes when it’s not my birthday! If you see me in town eating a cake take it away from me. Now of course there will be the odd treat, I’m a firm believer in everything in moderation – but I have to remember it is moderation and not an every day thing.

The food thing has always been a bit of a problem for me. I think when I was younger it was the only thing I had control over in my life and I do remember shutting myself in a food cupboard binging on biscuits when my family were watching Emmerdale.

Fast forward to 20 year old me who had another battle with weight – this time when I was going for the RAF. For my height (small) it was suggested I should be just over 8 stone. For me that’s not a possible weight and I tried everything to get down to it so I could pass the medical. In the end I ended up having a can of diet coke and an apple a day to get accepted. Not healthy at all and not something I could ever keep up with. I think all these BMI tests are outdated – everyone carries weight differently and I do look better a bit curvier – just not as much as I am now.

Hopefully as I’ve written about this it might help me step away from the treats. I’ll let you know how I get on.

 

About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

11 Responses

  1. Mmmm, you blog and pics will be in a new direction now 🙂 . Yes, losing a button on favourite trousers also a life devastating experience. Wishing you success and look forward to your pics of Thin Frog Smoothies, lean cuisine entreés and scrumptious fresh fruit desserts. Sorry I cannot help, similar challenge 🙂

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