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 and getting my health and happiness back.
At the beginning of 2016 I was in a bit of a pickle. I was mum to a toddler, recently married and in so many ways content. But somehow I had 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 stuck... Exercise to me had always been about being healthy more than being skinny, but I couldn't shift the excess weight I now had and on top of that I felt stressed out with zero energy.
I was waking up every day feeling exhausted before the day had started and was stuck in a caffeine and carbs cycle to prop up my sluggish energy levels.
I longed to get back to my happy fit self but I honestly didn't know where to start.
Then one day something just clicked and I thought ''time to do something about this!''. So I did...
In a nutshell, I divided my life into three areas - exercise, wellbeing and nutrition. I then wrote out a plan that enabled me to address all three equally every day. It initially took some time because I had to work out what patterns I had fallen into which then helped me come up with solutions. Once I'd done this, it was plain sailing because I now had a proper plan of action which I followed for 6 weeks...
I lost weight, felt amazing, my energy soared, I was sleeping deeper, feeling calmer, looking fresher, my business even thrived, ...I was back!
So if you're feeling stuck too, I totally understand and please don't give up! You really can turn things around but you firstly have to decide you want to. No one is going to do it for you and you have to create space for it to happen.
Most of us need support to make change happen so please do go and seek it, you deserve to. Remember, things don't have to be perfect but you do need to make a commitment to change.
The next step is 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!)
To be ready you only need the desire to change, the rest I can help you with so please do get in touch and let's see what's possible.