This week saw the start of my healthy lifestyle change.
Over the past couple of years I have added a significant and really unhealthy amount of kilos to my body and know that the biggest reason has been emotional eating, due to some rather extreme life experiences.
It would be lovely to be able to just wish the weight away in one light puff as you do with dandelion seeds but we all know the reality is to put in the work.
For me this will be 'the usual'... increasing my water intake [I'm hearing some great things about green tea], reducing the amount of sugar I consume [I really never thought I was a sweet tooth but it seems this may be my achilles heel], eating less and making my meals smaller and of course gradually increasing my exercise.
Most importantly I will be taking time to invest in exploring why I resort to food to ease me through the tough times and building up my emotional resilience as part of this journey.
So this really will be a phase in my life where I 'reshape' myself from the inside out.
If you are on the same journey I wish you well and would love to hear about it.
PS This post is part of Diminishing Lucy's 'Fat to Fit' bloghop [see the apple button on the right to join in].
Image by the talented Susanne Greigerich