As I sit here, sipping on my mid-afternoon protein shake (Maple & Vanilla with a big ol’ dollop of Almond & Cashew butter mixed in) something is playing on my mind a little from a few days ago…
You see a few days ago a few of us were chatting about our ‘goals’ when it came to weight loss and when I mentioned what I was looking to achieve one person positively squealed in disbelief when I mentioned that in an ideal world I would love to lose a stone before I head away. Now that’s in total I should add, not in the next week!
But why is it so astonishing that I might want to lose a few pounds here or there? It’s probably something that we’re all guilty of, looking at someone and wondering why the hell they’re watching what they eat or working their butt off in the gym.
Personally I know full well that until recently I wasn’t exactly in the greatest shape of my life and I decided that I wanted to do something about it. I wasn’t happy with what was staring back at me in the mirror anymore and I certainly wasn’t happy with how I felt either and that’s the most important part.
I felt unhappy with how I looked, how my clothes were a little too snug and how I felt a little heavier and more lethargic than I was used to. So I thought back to a time when I felt amazing.
I pinpointed the last time in my life that I felt happy with how I looked, how I felt and decided to try and get back to that level of happiness with myself. I knew exactly what I weighed at that time and I set this is my target when I started working with Nalu Active in June.
Seven weeks later I hit that goal weight and I was so happy with what I had achieved and I am now happier with how I feel (despite the extreme cravings I had last week for all things carb loaded) and I am so much more focused on what I want to achieve.
So why do I want to lose weight? I want to lose weight for me, not because anyone else wants me to or says I should, not because it’s what I have been led to believe or feel that I need to do to conform but simply because that I want to.
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