Life is simply too short to only have one biscuit at a time, especially when a good cuppa is thrown into the mix. I mean, I like to think that on the whole I eat relatively well – I eat my greens and I’m a fan of avocado and kale. But a life without a good chocolate covered hobnob is not worth living. My motto:

A balanced diet – a biscuit in each hand”

 

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However the scales have been a bit mean to me recently. After seeing the number on them, I of course went through the standard set of emotions:

How? How has this happened? I mean, I just don’t get it. Do you know what… something isn’t right here… Maybe the scales are broken?

*Gives them the lucky shake. Nothing. Turns them upside down, takes out the batteries and gives them a blow (works every time)… Nada.*

What the… why the f is this happening to me?

Realisation.

Oh.

The shots have been fired and the white flag has been raised. I surrender.

The thing is, I’m confident in myself as a person, but I’ve always been incredibly body conscious. I don’t hold weight very well – I’m 5’4, curvy and as a lot of people know the girls are the bane of my life and make me feel like I look bigger than I actually am. I have  a small frame and any weight gain, no matter how small, sits weirdly on my hips and tummy – easy to hide in clothes but is really affecting my self confidence.

I mentioned in my previous post  that I’ve recently read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (which I really recommend reading!) and it reiterated to me just how important having a positive attitude is. Who knew that always looking on the bright side of life could actually have health benefits too? Less worry, less stress, less drama. Team that with healthy eating and exercise and I think I’m onto a winner.

Last year I did The Body Coach 90 Day SSS plan and honestly for the first time in as long as I can remember… in fact possibly ever… I started to feel happy with my body. I was by no means a goddess but I was getting there. I was eating well, exercising regularly and in a really good place mentally. Then life threw me a curve ball and it all went down the spout. It’s a vicious cycle – I knew I was no longer happy with how I looked or felt, but found it so hard to get my shit together and crack on. So it carried on… and on and on and on…

I don’t like how I look but beating myself up isn’t helping. So my mind is made up and I’m going to start the 90 Day SSS again. I’m determined to change my opinion of my body – I’m not expecting the world but I do want to be fitter, happier and healthier. I want to see changes but my priority is to better myself and be happy, not bringing myself down and that right now is enough for me.

I guess I’m sharing this so that I will look like a complete ninny if I don’t stick to it. I haven’t built up the courage to show my before photos yet but here are my graduation photos from round one. I didn’t make mind blowing progress but I was happy with the little changes.

Hopefully I will see some positive progress this time around too and will grow a pair and show my progress over the next 90 days.

See you on the other side!

xo

Published by Chelsea-Scarlett Goslin-Minter