I’m sure many of you will understand the weight gain battle for busy women with busy lives. The constant grabbing food on the go and no time to cook a healthy meal from scratch. I put pressure on myself to get to the gym but then I neglect my business, housework, children, husband in the process all whilst trying to lose weight. I am fit, its not about getting fit for me. I feel I chase my tail constantly and it was making me miserable. Today I made a lifestyle change, I decided to stop putting so much pressure on myself to get to the gym and instead just go when I have some leisure time free and I already feel like a weight has been lifted. How many of you suffered that guilt feeling for not going daily? It would put me in a bad mood with myself if I could not get to the gym and it would always be the husbands fault even though it wasn’t, although I did envy his skill to always manage leisure time daily, sometimes twice per day. Some days I would squeeze in a session but still have so much to do after that I would end up not eating correctly hence chasing my tail and never losing weight!
My sister in law and brother inspired me to stop worrying about the gym and just eat healthy so I have joined my local Slimming World group because I need the discipline of getting weighed weekly and I have previously done slimmers world.
Tonight is the perfect example of how this change has worked. I came home from my day job as a dental practice manager at 2pm, picked up my kids, popped to the shops for groceries with my son, popped to royal mail office, came home and made myself a very late healthy scrummy lunch and cooked for the boys, house work got done and I have had time to sit and write two blog posts without no stress or guilt feeling for not attending the gym.
I will lose my stone through diet alone and will hit the gym as and when I have time but what I wont do is feel guilty about it.
We are not super women and cant do it all ladies and that’s OK! Lets stop putting so much pressure on ourselves .
xxx Lisa xxx