Thursday, 21 May 2015

Why Am I Falling Off The Wagon?!


Hello, pretties! Happy Thursday. It is with my deepest regret I have to inform you that I just ate a slice of cheesecake. It's possible that I even ate two, and on Tuesday night I went out drinking for my friends 21st.

So as I write this I'm sat in a freshly drawn bubble bath (after skipping the gym, might I add) feeling a little sorry for myself; however I figured I could use this as a little inspiration for all of us.

We are all human. Some of us have been at this for years and we still might 'slip up' but it's perfectly natural. It isn't a case of if you'll make a little mistake, it's a matter of when. And that's okay! We tend to put too much pressure on ourselves to succeed in less time than the other girl in the office who just lost 2 stone did but we are not infallible and it's honestly okay to fall off the wagon, if not encouraged.

It isn't about falling off, it's about bouncing back. And truer words were never spoken. You may lose sight of things for 3 days and snap back into it and remember your goals and why you're doing this. The same thought process might take you 3 months. Give yourself the time you need, you'll find your feet again and continue to smash your goals.

Don't rely on willpower alone. Big mistake. I'll say it again, we're human beings, we have cravings and urges and sometimes we just can't control that on our own. Find fitspiration or food blogs to follow. Find people on instagram who are smashing this kind of thing every single day. Look up to people you can relate to and who have already been on a similar journey. Stick pictures up on the fridge, in your bathroom, just to remind yourself why you started in the first place.

Don't deprive yourself. If you want ice cream, then Jesus Christ you have some ice cream and you enjoy it. If you keep saying 'no' to the things you want the most that scoop of ice cream you fancy will eventually turn into a pint of ice cream and you'll lose all control and devour it. Moderation is key. And stop saying that you're "on a diet", that makes it sound like hell. Change your lifestyle for the better and permanently step by step and it'll all seem much easier.

Sounds pretty hypocritical coming from someone who just totally lost her way, right? But at least it makes it clear that I'm struggling too and it isn't always easy. I don't pretend that I'm perfect and I'm constantly doing amazingly well, because I'm not. But hopefully you'll read this and won't be so hard on yourself next time you do lose control.

I'll also be doing a post with tips to get you back ONTO the wagon, hopefully on Sunday. Really hope this helps you folks like me out because we really are in this together!

1 comment:

  1. Great post :) I think it's safe to say we all have our moments, never worry you can always try again :) x


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