Losing the way.

I feel i have lost my way lately. With this blog, healthy eating and life in general. I haven’t been watching what i eat or working out. I’ve put on a whole stone from when i feel i was ‘happy’ with my body. It’s making me feel down because i don’t feel happy in my own skin. I don’t feel attractive, i don’t feel like going out and i don’t really have an excitement for life. Now don’t get me wrong, i know i’m not huge. But i’m not happy either and that’s what bothers me more than what my number on the scales is.

Janetha posted an amazing post the other day, and you just have to read that to see what i’m trying to say about slacking.

I have no motivation to workout or eat healthy really. I’m feeling like everything’s a chore and i’m way too tired to even care. It’s annoying me (and the bf) because i just feel so down all the time and don’t want to do anything. I need to snap out of it and get some energy back!!

 

Here’s what i think is contributing to my lack of motivation and energy:

-Not having a work life balance. I work long hours and i’m often tired so on my days off, i just want to rest and not do anything.

-I don’t get much fresh air. I drive and get the bus to work then i’m in a hot spa all day and then i got home, cook and go to bed.

-I’m eating the wrong type of foods and too much of it. My general meals are ok but snacks and bad!

-I think of a workout as a chore, no to de-sress and me time. I feel rushed to get a workout in so i don’t bother.

-I’d rather stay in bed and cuddle than get up early to workout.

 

So i’m trying to change these things. I’m starting to change the way i think and feel. Here was breakfast this morning;

2x weetabix, a handful of clusters, soya milk, cinnamon and soya yogurt. Also a mug of coffee unpictured.
I then took the dogs out for a few minutes and took some deep breaths of fresh air!

Today i’m going to focus on being happier 🙂

 

Any tips for motivation? How do you get out when you’re stuck in a rut?

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Another week goes by…

So as you see from my first post last week since forever, i decided i wanted to start up this blog again! In August, i got a new job which meant commuting quite far, working long hours and having no time to workout and i wasn’t really watching what i ate.

However, most of you might know, i met my boyfriend, moved in with him and his housemate and now we’ve just found our own flat together! We move in around the 4th February, hopefully! I’m now settled at work and have been taking my own lunches so i can eat more healthily. I haven’t noticed a massive weight gain, but that wasn’t really my problem in the first place, my priority is toning up with regular exercise. I’m trying to squeeze in some workout DVDs when i get the chance, but i’ve only managed 1 in the last 8 days! Today is my first day off since then, and i’ve been chilling with my boyfriend as we rarely get days off together! I’m planning to do one monday and wednesday and maybe friday evening, but i won’t be home until around 6:30pm!

I’m craving routine of exercise and hopefully when we get our own flat, i can do it 3 times a week for sure when i get home in the evenings. Sometimes i don’t finish until 7:00pm, then i have to get home (30 mins). How late is too late to workout in the evenings? Would you workout at around 8pm?

A bonus about Warren(the bf) is that he loves food and cooking and he also loves healthy foods! I usually get home from work and he’s already started on something for us! This is what we’ve been eating…

Chicken & vegetable stir fry.

Chicken breast, chips, steamed veg and ketchup.

Spaghetti Bolognese full of mushrooms, onion and peppers, with wholewheat spaghetti and topped with a little cheese.

And he’s currently in the kitchen, making a jalfrezi curry while i blog with coffee (and pick’n’mix, don’t judge, it’s my weekend off this month!) 🙂 Life is good!!

What do you typically have for dinner on weekdays?