Losing a lot of weight is having some unexpected side effects. First of all, there’s the gradual enjoyment of clothes shopping which I just didn’t get beforehand. Clothes weren’t something that I liked shopping for particularly, but I’m gradually starting to warm to it, particularly as I’m now able to fit into more and more, and because I’m now able to go into many of the higher end shops and find things that will fit me!
Another unexpected side effect is that I’m starting to feel the cold more – this is something that I should have realised, but didn’t. I always put the insulation jokes at the back of my mind, purely because I didn’t believe that the bigger you are, the more warm you are. After losing over four stone, I can now see that this is definitely true. The one place I’m really feeling it is in my hands – I’m having to wear gloves already, and it’s only the 5th November.
Another side effect is my confidence – I definitely feel in a different league to where I was this time last year, and I think a lot of that is to do with my health and weight. I wouldn’t say that I’m arrogant – far from it. But I definitely feel a lot more relaxed and in control of things.
I’m starting to hit a wall with regards to my exercise routine – I think it’s to do with the fact that I’ve been doing the sit-ups for two months, and have had a few breaks between times. This has taken the edge off my exercise routine, and I’m feeling like I’ve lost some of my motivation with regards all of this. I’m not sure what to do about this – my health has never been better, and I do want to flatten my stomach still as well as gain some strength in my arms.
I need to reevaluate what I’m doing and also start scheduling exercise each week. While it’s been good to do it at home, I am finding more and more excuses to not do it, and that feels bad.
So – I’m hitting a crossroads in my health and fitness journey, and I need to push on through until I regain my motivation. If I don’t push through, then I risk undoing a lot of what I’ve achieved, and that would be a massive shame.