Right. So. The last few weeks I have taken my eye of the ball in terms of both food and exercise and low and behold I have put on 3 pounds. This morning I weighed 11 stone 5. Not a happy bunny.
As Christmas season is approaching I feel as though it would be all too easy to give in to temptations now and think "I'll worry about it in January". This attitude could easily take me back to square one where I started last January, 2 stone heavier than I am now.
So, instead of adopting this mentality, I am setting myself a challenge...
It is five weeks today until Christmas Eve and I am not going to allow myself to stray until then. I want to be AT LEAST 11 stone by the 24th (1 pound a week) but ideally I will be below the 11 stone mark. I am also going to give myself the challenge of being at 11 stone or below that on 31st December so that Christmas doesn't ruin my progress. I am going to allow myself Christmas Day and Boxing Day to treat myself (but still not go OTT) and then get straight back to business as usual from the 27th.
I'm hoping that by creating this action plan I can stay focused. I know that I'm going to find it very hard and undoubtedly I will eat and drink things that I shouldn't (I already have several Christmas gatherings in my diary) but I will not allow it to send me off-track completely.
So, expect a post a week from me for the next 5 weeks at least and hopefully I will have good news to report.
I'd love to hear about how everyone else is planning on staying focused over the christmas period, so please comment if you have any tips or suggestions!!