I’ve not been feeling great about myself recently. I put a stone whilst at university and even 2 years later I’ve not managed to lose it, add that to the fact that I’ve noticed my face has began to change and even though I’m only 25 I’ve noticed a few lines have started to appear, my hair needs a bit of a spruce up and I’m generally feeling like I’m not looking my best. In fact it’s actually began to upset me and I look in the mirror and I don’t like what I see.
The things that are bothering me the most is my round face with hamster cheeks and my big thighs and upper arms. There’s no issue with my tummy and in fact my clothes size has barely changed in years. I used to be an 8 – 10 in clothes when I started university and now I’m a 10 and rarely a 12, and yet, my body looks so different. I’m very aware that I’m slender and the amount I weigh itself is not the issue, but it’s the way I look that bothers me.
Yes I’m quite lucky in the fact that I’m fairly tall at 5ft 7′ and I put on weight fairly evenly meaning that I don’t have a huge amount of excess weight in one particular area, but you are always your own worst critic and it’s only down to you to take the steps that will make you feel more positive about yourself.
So the action plan is to fuel up my motivation, eat healthier and make a conscious effort to be more active, even if it means running around with the children on the playground at work a lot more to squeeze more exercise into my day. I’ll keep you updated on my progress and hopefully that in itself will give me an extra push to stay on track.