This is my personal story about weight loss - it isn't a miracle story about how I lost 10 stone and now complete marathons. It is however a story that I think many women can relate to - it's all about losing that stubborn stone, feeling less uuuuuurgh and more helloooooo!
At the beginning of 2016 I was in a bit of a pickle. I was mum to a toddler, recently married and in many ways content. But somehow I had managed to let my fitness slide, was a stone heavier and had bulgy bits where I once was toned. Not quite the inspiring personal trainer!
I felt completely LOST.
Exercise to me had always been about being healthy more than being skinny, but I couldn't shift my blobby bits and on top of that I felt super stressed out with zero energy.
I was waking up every day feeling exhausted before the day had started and was stuck in a sugar and carbs cycle to prop up my sluggish energy levels.
I longed to get back to my happy fun fit self but I honestly didn't know where to start.
Then one day I woke up and something clicked. I thought to myself ''Time to do something about this!''. So I did...
I lost weight, felt amazing, my energy soared, I slept deeper, we had less family illness, my business thrived, ...I was back!
So if you feel stuck too, I totally get that and I want to say don't give up! You really can turn things around but you HAVE to decide to do it. No one is going to do it for you. You have to create space for it to happen.
And then you need to put an action plan into place, just like I did (which by the way will not feel as hard as you think it will, in fact the whole process will feel positive and good fun!)
Most of us need support to make change happen so please do go and seek it, you deserve to. Things don't have to be perfect. For me I am still trying to stay on top of my anxiety which comes and goes - any knowledge and coping methods I learn about I pass on to those I work with.
If you want to chat to me about anything I've spoken about here, I'd love to hear from you.
I guess I just want to say good luck, it's going to be OK.
You will do this when you are ready to do this.
To be ready you need only the desire to change.