Monday Motivation – Starting a New Weight-loss Journey

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I am speaking to you from my TV screen. I broke the screen on my laptop and until I can replace it, I have to be as resourceful as possible. I have my HDMI cable here, connecting my laptop to the TV so I can use it. Genius, I know. Today is Monday which is not everyone’s favourite day, but surprisingly enough, it’s mine. I sense you raising your eyebrow thinking “Yeah it’s okay for you because you’re a stay-at-home Mum.” Yes, that’s very true, but Monday has always been my favourite day regardless of whether or not I’ve had a full-time job or stayed home with the kids. It’s a new week. A fresh start. A chance to have a whole different attitude towards life. A chance to start something new. I used to assign Monday as my “lazy day” but now it’s my productive day (Or as productive as it can get with a toddler in tow). This week is an even bigger fresh start than usual. Here’s why…

My boyfriend and I have decided to try and cut sugar out of our diet for 30 days. We want to be healthier. We both have our own weight-loss goals and I think this is a good way to reset. We do like our sugar and hopefully, this will motivate us to make some better food choices. We already have the exercise thing down. I thought I’d use this whole thing as an opportunity to start writing about my own new weight-loss journey. On my last blog, I wrote down my weekly goals and my results at the end of every week, which motivated me to keep going. Having it out there for people to see, you kinda have to keep up with it. I was less likely to cheat on my diet if I had to produce results for my blog and in the end, it worked. I’m hoping this time will be the same. It’s going to be interesting how to see we do. We can do it though (Kinda have to now I’ve broadcasted it).

I felt good about myself around the time I took this photo, so this is what I’m aiming for.

This morning I went for a run and did some strength exercises. It wasn’t the most intense workout as I was very tired for some reason, but I did it. Being up on a Monday morning, workout out before 7 am is a great motivation for the rest of the day and the rest of the week. I’m in a good mood, I’m getting things done and I’m making sensible food choices. I feel good about myself today. Working out, in general, is good for your mood but working out in the morning really sets you up for the day. I love it. Now I have to keep it up. Shawn was up too, killing it at the gym before 6 am. Go him!!!

Sometimes it’s hard to find that motivation. We tend to believe that it’s easier to stay in the same rut because making an effort to change our situation seems hard. But actually, if we just push ourselves out of our comfort zones, we are able to get to a place where we are happier with ourselves and happier with our lives. That’s the problem I’ve been having lately. I just haven’t felt good about myself for a while and it was beginning to feel all too comfortable to stay in that bad place. I didn’t want to, and now I’m putting the effort in a little more and I’m feeling a lot better. Things always get better.

I hope everyone’s week has started off well. If it hasn’t, then I hope it gets better. I’m going to be completely cheesy and quote my favourite line from the movie ‘Vanilla Sky’ but it’s the best line ever so I don’t care.

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

I will be writing my goals in the next post. I am yet to set them. I probably should have done that before I started writing. Oops! Oh well 🙂

Thanks for reading.

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