Friday, 6 August 2010

Brace Yerselves! I Am Gonna Be Inspirational! I might be inspirational. No guarantees but it's about time I tried, especially after yesterdays mega-whine. People who read and comment have buoyed me up so far. Their comments and suggestions really help. I'd like to give a little bit back.

The first point I'll make is...I have started today well. Deliberately. I felt so out of sorts yesterday I just couldn't get my act together. I WANT to get my act together, because after all, this is my life. This is it...right now, as a fat woman. This isn't the run up to something better. This is it - right now. We don't get a whole new life when we become thin people...and it's not going to be better or worse because I lose weight...It'll be the same. I'll be proud of myself for wearing smaller clothes and for moving faster. I'll be proud of myself initially for 'doing it' - for taking the steps I need to take so my body loses some of it's fat coating  - but those days will be like these days. I may feel lifted because I like eating well and exercising more, but there will be days when I feel down too, thin body or not. The house will be the same, the people in my life will be the same, my circumstances will be the same..and life will, thankfully, hopefully plod on.

I am not waiting for that magic time when I look in the mirror and see a less podgy, smaller woman. I can't allow this process..a life long process, to define me. I am me, living. I can waste my day or I can achieve today. I can make all sorts of decisions which will either make me unsettled and dissatisfied with my efforts, or I can decide to follow this plan I have in my head..and just get on with it. Today I have started well. Up at 7am, one mug of tea and a small banana...I ironed a shirt and packed a lunch for my son, who no longer needs me to take him to work because he has flexi-time, so can make it to his office under his own steam and on the buses. Great. (I have no car anyway whilst mine is being he has no choice!)

Then I had a think. Some quiet time for reflection. Over the years I have printed out and saved snippets from the internet of bits that have inspired me...not just to do with slimming but to do with life generally. I dug out my folder and had a browse...with another mug of tea on the table in front of me, obviously! I came across this, and I can't credit the author(s) unfortunately, and it's a mish-mash of several articles if I remember correctly, and not just about weight loss, but it did give me a bit of a kick up the backside. I'll leave you with this. Hope it kick-starts you too, if you need pointing in the right direction today.

I entitled it "JUST DO IT!"


You'll feel even sadder when you haven't done the things you planned to do.
Guilt doesn't feel nice. It drags you down and paralyses you.
Get up, and something right now towards achieving that goal of yours, no matter how small.
Then do another small something, and another. Drink water. Dress well. Take care of your appearance. Write down a plan of action for today. Decide what has to be done next, and just do it! Make good choices. You can quit when you like, but you need to get some momentum going to get you out of that rut.

Get up, think positively...start small, but START!

You'll feel good when you do it...that thing that gives you a good beginning to your day, or the action that improves your day, or the one little thing that means today hasn't been a complete disaster. (Believe me, I know)

Just do it! You can do it!
You can do it - and stop looking for avoidance strategies. No one else can do this for you.

What does today hold? Decide what it will hold for you and the steps you will take to make today a good day. You have to make it happen.

You can do it! You'll feel 100% better than you do now for achieving one small thing that you have been avoiding attending to. The guilt weighs so heavy...but in a few minutes, the guilt can disappear if you tackle that problem - whatever it is.

Winner or loser? Your choice. Remember, life is short.

You deserve success, not stagnation and a rut!
Go, go, go!
Start now. Right now!

(Turn off the PC now. Right now. Go and achieve.)



  1. I like what I am hearing from you, FG. Now, go...Jo

  2. Thanks for sharing the words and the motivation:)

  3. I hear you!! The PC is the enemy sometimes because I'd much rather sit and yak, than exercise. When am I going to learn?

    Thanks for the reminder! Have a good weekend!

  4. I love it! :) what a wonderful start to my Saturday!!

  5. You are why I got up early today! One sentence jumped out from the others...."Write down a plan of action for today". I think that's what has been missing from my journal....a plan eery morning...I'm beginning each day's journal with an action plan from this day forward. Thank you!