Almost four weeks ago I took the step I have been wanting to do for the last two years. Every day I battle with the mirror, my wardrobe, my brain and myself. I hate the way I now look. So I joined Slimming World.
I dabbled last year online but honestly? My head wasn’t in the right place but this time I am determined. It all sounds a tad dramatic you say? Yeah you’re right but it makes a post better!! Anyway, yes I have become engrossed. I have stuck to plan, lost 9.5lbs already and have even started running. Yes. I’m three stone heavier than I’d like and am classed as overweight but I’m giving it a go. Week three of the couch to 5k app looms today and man it looks tough! But what has massively helped me is reading other people’s stories.
Instagram is just amazing as there are so many before and after transformations – it gives me motivation when I’m having a crap day. Facebook groups full of women inspiring and encouraging each other no matter what their level. It’s really contagious. I want to be happier in myself. I don’t want to feel so low before 8am as I toss 8 or 9 tops to the side as I feel like a whale wearing any of them.
I need the motivation and all these awesome people sharing their journeys online – thank you. You give me hope and one day I hope to god I get to have a stop you in your tracks after picture. I can do this. I will do this.