Have you ever bought clothes in the size you would like to be with the plan that you will one day fit into them? Or is it only me that has done that?
If I'm completely honest with myself though, and carrying on from last week's goal update, the whole "I'll do it later" theme has spilled over from my paperwork into my well-being.
On the one hand, life is short, why not treat myself? On the other hand, life is short, I have two children I would like to be healthily here for and treating myself as often as I do has pitfalls now that I am in my 40's and the extra calories don't seem to remove themselves as easily as in my 20's. So my whole thought process along the lines of "I'll train harder at the gym tomorrow", "tomorrow I will eat better", "I'll start on Monday", "I'll start on the 1st" etc etc, just aren't cutting it for me anymore.
Really, what am I waiting for?
The truth is, I gave myself two years grace after baby number two was born. I had been pregnant for two years consecutively so figured that I would take the same amount of time to undo the baby weight as it took to get it there. Baby number two just turned 4!
I actually think I did lose the baby weight to a large degree what with pushing a double pram and running around like a mad chook after two babies. I burnt a lot of calories and often ate on the run. Since I've stopped pushing a pram and walking everywhere with the kids, the kilos have crept on. I could add in a thousand excuses as to why and how this has occurred but I would only be kidding myself.
It is time! Time to sort myself out!
And speaking of timing, two things. Fate really is a funny little character! The gym I was attending closed, so I have joined a new gym. This in itself gives the body a bit of a much needed wake up call and I am loving it so far - 4 workouts in, my fifth in forty minutes!
Secondly, the fun and wonders of Instagram have lead me to discover Newport Skinny Tea. As you now know, I love natural remedies. I am constantly intrigued at how the body works and how particular foods, herbs, oils and natural therapies will assist the body back on track.
The tea at Newport Skinny Tea is all natural so I am really looking forward to receiving my package of tea, eating a whole lot more healthily than I have been and preparing for summer! It is fast approaching and so is my brother's wedding in December!
I want to feel like I can approach my wardrobe and choose what I want to wear rather than what I currently do: what doesn't need ironing, what will fit and what hides the multitude of sins? I want to feel happy within myself and within my skin. I want to feel proud of myself for what I have achieved. I want to feel energized. Every year one of my goals is to tone up. I have no idea why I keep it as an elusive goal and why I don't just achieve it? I guess it is something to do with having a 'to do' list, but it is time to switch up the items on that list and tick 'tone up' as done.
My reward goes without saying. How I feel in all aspects will be my number one reward. But I will mention two others. I have a pair of jeans that I just love. They're sitting patiently on my shelf waiting for me and I plan to rock those champs before the end of the year. I also saw a leather wrist wrap bracelet about two years ago at one of those pop-up stands in a shopping centre. It was stunning and a unique piece that in hindsight, I should have bought there and then. So I am presently looking for another piece just like it and when I find it, I'm going to reward myself with that purchase when I have achieved my goal!
To keep myself accountable, I plan to track my progress here, so stay tuned. Or join me? After all, summer is approaching for everyone, not just me!
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