Sunday 5th September 2021

Today has been a bit sucky if I’m honest!

I went to the gym first thing for a workout, on Sunday I do my own thing at the gym, this usually is mainly cardio with some weights thrown in for good measure.

After the workout I tend to change into my swim stuff at the gym as the lake still requires you to come “swim ready” rather than changing there. When I get changed at the gym I take the opportunity to weigh myself.

I usually take the figure on the scales with a pinch of salt as it’s one of many measures you can use to indicate good health and can fluctuate so much depending on many factors, however, when I stood on the scales today the figure shocked me as in the last 2 weeks I have put on 2kg, not a lot of weight but not the way I want things to go! And I know that I need to be kind to myself as I have had a cold and been working lots but still it makes me sad that I have worked so hard over the years to get fit and healthy and now it seems like I’m going backwards.

This has played on my mind for the rest of the day, even taking the edge off the lovely but cold swim I had after the gym.

I don’t want to get too caught up in the weight thing but knowing what I know I need to sort this out sharpish if I’m going to achieve my goal of being the healthiest I can be by the time I reach 45 next July.

Time to take a cold hard look at my lifestyle choices and make some tough but needed changes. One of these is alcohol! I don’t really drink that much or so I think as managed to drink a bottle of white wine over two days this weekend. I don’t ever feel the NEED to drink, just sometimes I feel like having a drink. But know that if I drink my sleep is worse, I don’t feel so alert the next day and often I bin off my workout too so think I’m going to stop drinking for a few months to see if I can get back on the right track with my fitness.

A phase I often say to myself when I’m waivering about something is: DON’T LET YOUR EXCUSES BE BIGGER THAN YOU GOAL.

I need to keep remembering this!

Published by lincolnshiregirl

I'm 40 something gal living in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire, England. I run my own business which is a rollercoaster of good times and bad times but it is what makes life interesting. I'm a self-confessed foodie, which some people might think is bordering an obsession, but a good obsession I would say. I am a fully qualified food technologist, nutritionist and personal trainer and use my skills and knowledge to keep striving to better myself in all areas of my life. Despite being dyslexic I love reading both fiction and non-fiction books and usually have four or five on the go at any one time. I enjoy keeping myself fit and healthy by regular visits to the gym as well as enjoying open water swimming and sometimes I'm brave enough to swim without a wetsuit. This blog is all about my life and adventures.

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