It’s been a while since I sat down in front of my laptop and was actually productive for a few hours. If I had a pound for minute I spent procrastinating… Anyway! I’ve entitled this post don’t give up. I recently joined the gym so this is more a of an online note to myself, but also to anyone who is feeling a little bit demotivated, deflated or just needs a bit of a push, you know?!
Life after graduation has not been any easy than it was when I was still studying. Balancing relationships, friendships, work-life balance… it’s never an easy thing. But whatever you have set your mind up to, you must stick to it!
Before going on holiday to Tenerife, I joined the gym for a September start. I came back and I was ready to go ham. I was doing well for the first 2 weeks, going 3 times a week and slowly changing my diet but it’s getting difficult. I must remind myself that weight loss is not an easy task nor does it happen overnight. Patience is a virtue. You have to renew your mind every day and remember why you are going to the gym in the first place.
After consuming enough aspartame on holiday to fill a small paddling pool, I have slowly cut out fizzy drinks from my diet and replaced it with water or juice. I have replaced my chocolates and sweets with nuts and healthier crisps such as popchips and ohhhh my word, graze BBQ crunchy nuts are literally the best. It’s all about consuming things within moderation (something I really struggle with).
I won’t act like I don’t slip up. I mean, I’ve had my odd fair share of chicken and chips or KFC here and there lol but I’m posting this to reinforce that we are all humans. We have to live a little bit but make sure we don’t forget why we started a goal in the first place.
So if you’re reading this, don’t give up! You’ve got this.
My fitness journey so far however is going quite well. Who knows, in a few weeks I may begin to write about my progress.
Thanks for reading