It’s January and everyone seems to be thinking health and fitness after the excesses of the festive season. Of course it’s on my list of resolutions; I’ll be keeping track of what I’m eating and trying to fit in more exercise so I am back to my usual weight and have more energy for everything 2014 has in store.
Generally I keep track of my weight and I think I’ve got a pretty healthy attitude to weight loss. Last year I had a conversation with a personal trainer who didn’t.
Whilst discussing weight loss I mentioned the fact I had lost a stone but was now happy with my weight and didn’t fancy giving up my glass of wine in the evening in order to lose a couple more pounds. Somehow we got onto the subject of partners and I mentioned that mine seemed to be quite happy with how I looked too. The personal trainers response? “Yes but what if you split up? Wouldn’t you want to look your best in case you become single again?”. Wait.. what!?
Of all the arguments I have heard in favour of weight loss I would say this probably one of the most ridiculous. I firmly believe that if you are planning to lose some weight and change your lifestyle you should be doing it for one person and one person only – you.
How will you stay motivated if you aren’t doing it for yourself? What’s going to make you get up an hour earlier in the morning if your heart isn’t really in it? Why would you carry on if it’s not your goals your reaching?
I have my goals, I know my aims and I will them reach them for myself.
To reach my targets I will be:
- Using MyFitnessPal to log my food and exercise.
- Waking up an hour early at least twice a week to get a work out in before heading to the office.
- Going to an extra Moky class every week.
- Eating more protein and less carbohydrates.
- Continuing with the 5:2 fast “diet”.
If you’re ready to start working out or get back into it why not treat yourself to some new gear or set some goals to keep you motivated.