Monday, 24 January 2011

A fresh start...

I am good at this whole healthy diet lifestyle business. Usually.

I can go for months and months and months without faltering, without reaching for the crutch that is (junk)  food.

I have the desire and the self discipline to get up at 5am every morning all week and exercise.

I have the knowledge that dictates that I eat right, drink plenty of water, and get lots of exercise.

But sometimes, sometimes, stuff just happens that just derails me entirely. Stuff just happens and my focus is forced to change direction.

Between Christmas and  the way that our new year has started out, my energies have been elsewhere, a long way away from a healthy lifestyle.

I can feel it too.

I have not put on any weight, thankfully, but I have lost tone and I feel am a little wobblier and a little saggier. My bum and the tops of my arms are not as taut or as tight as they were...I feel saggier that I would like...



It is hard to get back to being rigorous.

It is hard to set the alarm for 5am again.

It is hard to step away from my computer, to jog, or even to walk.

It is hard to have to really really think about my food intake and adjust it all right back to basics.

It's hard to have to restrict my fat and calorie intake.

It's hard to up the water intake again.

But time will pass regardless.

I suspect it would be even harder to see all my previous work go to waste.

So, as of today, a little less whimsy, a little more focus, a little more health. A little more fibre, a little more movement.

A lot more water, and a lot more determination.

It's time for a fresh start...


17 comments:

  1. You go lucy. You know you inspire so many of us everyday. May the fresh start be being you loads of energy and Joy!!!

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  2. Anjanette MortonJanuary 24, 2011

    You are NOT alone...I am there with you, with my wobbly arms and wiggly thighs. Today is a fresh day, a new start and a new opportunity to focus on what is important - our health. :) xo

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  3. NerdycomputergirlJanuary 24, 2011

    Lucy we all know you know how to do it and that all it takes is a little focus and you will be back into the swing. Good luck

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  4. Great week for a fresh start Lucy! This week is National Healthy Weight Week here in Australia (an initiative of the Dieticians Association partnered with Channel Ten I think). So this week is definitely a great week to start ....

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  5. Annie ReussJanuary 24, 2011

    Same Lucy. The last 5 weeks have seen this boombah truly go boombah. Today I am back as the Boombah Water Chick & with that a new resolve to get my boombah well & truly moving. :) Go you!! xx

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  6. You're speaking my language, sister. I haven't even been taking my pills/vitamins. Must get strict again...or even for the first time ;)

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  7. Good on you hon. It has been hard to focus on ourselves hasn't it? hugs and I'm cheering you on x

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  8. "Time will pass regardless." You said that to me a couple of months ago and it has just stayed and stayed with me. So true. I am getting there myself, but slowly, slowly. Little adjustments that soon become habit. I am okay with that.

    You will get there. Fresh sheets. x

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  9. Dont be too hard on yourself. Everyone slacks off around Xmas time, we're only human not machines! Now its time to get back into the swing of things and with that determination you'll be fighting fit in no time. Go girl!

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  10. Good for you! I'm in the same mindset myself. Looking forward to Fat to Fit Thursday :-)

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  11. You go girl!!! You can do it....I am starting again...after putting on extra weight since I lost the 12kg's a few years ago...I am disgusted in myself. I need a start again too!!!! I can do it too!!!! Lots of Love and thinking o fyou often xx

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  12. Thought I'd stop lurking and drop in to say Hi Lucy.
    I totally get this post...it is hard to re-group but the alternative is to go backwards.

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  13. Jen@TheKingandEyeJanuary 24, 2011

    Just like you, I do well for aaages and then get off track. It is hard to get back into the mindset but once you get into the zone you won't even remember this blip. Good luck :)

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  14. MultipleMumJanuary 24, 2011

    Right there with you Lucy. Day 4 for me and powering :)

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  15. Keep at it. You are inspiring and this post reminded me of my own struggles of falling off the discipline and commitment to staying healthy and fitter. It is hard work and sometimes, we do slack. Just one choice and step a day and soon, we are back.

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  16. Keep at it. You are inspiring and this post reminded me of my own struggles of falling off the discipline and commitment to staying healthy and fitter. It is hard work and sometimes, we do slack. Just one choice and step a day and soon, we are back.

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  17. Holly @ Good Golly Miss Holly!January 25, 2011

    Go girlfriend! You can do it x

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