I was just browsing around Facebook and came across a post called Bob Proctor, 20 greatest quotes and I have to say quote number two really struck me.
“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time”.
I don’t really know much about Bob Proctor but I think I’ve picked a goal that definitely fits into the ‘exhilarating and scary’ categories.
7 – 8 stone weight loss – that’s my goal!!
So the exhilaration part is pretty obvious. Reaching my goal, being normal sized, able to wear normal clothes and getting my happiness and confidence back. But what about the scary side?? Many people would probably say, what so scary about losing weight?. Well a hell of a lot actually.
- Fear of Failure
I really want this to work, but let’s be honest this isn’t my first time trying, I have so many failures behind me I’ve lost count and so have all my friends and family who’ve heard it all before, over and over again – “this diet is going to be the one”, “I’m gonna do it this time” – I bet most of them are thinking to themselves how long will this one last, and to be honest you can’t blame them for thinking it.
So what different this time? ‘Times up’ on this not working, I’m tired of failing at weight loss – this time I’m gonna win.
- Fear of Giving up Whats Comfortable
For me this is probably going to be my biggest hurdle. As I’ve said in earlier blog posts my weight gain is a result of over eating, over drinking and no exercise – and the times I ate and drank most were always the times which were emotionally charged or part of a coping mechanism.
I’ve become an expert at eating and drinking to make myself feel good and breaking that habit is going to be hard and scary.
- Fear of the Unknown
This one is really difficult because this fear is nothing more than a mental obstacle, but it is probably one of the most crippling and the one fear to rule them all.
I’m hoping that the future, and what it could bring will be amazing! But its hard not to be scared and this fear and uncertainty brings a lot of anxiety. I’m constantly liking about what effect the changes in my life will have on me, and wondering whether things will go as planned. But I also know I need to deal with these fears, take control and face the future with courage.
So how’s the whole weight loss thing going so far? Actually its going great! I was really worried about the long Easter weekend, but it was actually a hell of a lot easier than I thought and being organised really made a difference. Having the right food in the fridge, and stuff going on that kept me away from old habits. Just getting out of the house both days and going for a walk saved me from consuming thousands of calories and got me and the dogs some much-needed exercise.
Saturday we spent a few hours at Crom Castle, my nieces Aimee, Leigha and big puppy Zosha.
Sunday off to Florencecourt House with my brother Jonny, his Fiance Katie, Aimee, Leigha, Bentley our part-time doggie and little puppy Elsa.
Then back to training on Monday and again this morning at 6.30am. This was my 3rd session with the amazing guys at We:Bo. They really are amazingly supportive, helpful and the app is so convenient there really are no excuses for not getting fitter and more active.
I have a gym membership at a local health club – and its a pretty nice place. But one of the main reasons why I don’t go is because it take so much time and effort to get there, do a workout, get changed and then drive home. 40 mins in the gym took the best part of 2 hours or more some days, and I don’t know about the rest of your but 2+ hours is difficult to find most days.
With We:Bo I can throw on the gym gear, be connected to a trainer in 90 seconds and be finished a 20 minute work out, showered, changed and sitting with my feet up and a cuppa in hand in little more than half an hour.
You can’t get better than that!!
So tonight I’m having my second session with We:Bo’s nutritionist Fran and then tomorrow is week 2 weigh-in day, so lots more going on in the coming days.
Hope to see you all soon….