If you’ve found yourself here, chances are you’re a little like me – feeling the pressure to look a certain way, eat a certain way, work out a certain way. And to appear effortless while doing it all.
Well… I don’t know about you, but I got a bit sick of it. Trying to fit into a mould and be something other than myself was ultimately making me miserable, insecure in my appearance and with a BMI almost in the ‘obese’ category.
It’s taken me 15 years, but I can finally say that I’m in a happier place with myself, and my mental health and my body have thanked me for it. You can read more about my journey here, but for now it’s enough to say that things started to fall into place when I realised two things:
You have to make decisions for yourself out of self-love, not out of a desperate wish to be someone different.
Living life in extremes – whether extremely unhealthy or extremely ‘healthy’ – is unsustainable. Balance is the key.
What ‘balance’ is looks different for everyone. For me, it meant changing how I ate, how I exercised and, most importantly, how I thought.
No-one is ever a finished product and it can still be a battle, but on the whole I’ve managed to find some peace.
This blog will be full of practical advice for how you can live in a more balanced way too – or maintain your balance if you’ve already found it!
This isn’t a “weight loss blog” with quick tips for losing the pounds. Did I lose weight? Yes. But that happened as the result of a process of sorting my head out, and fixing my relationships with food and exercise for the long term. So if that’s what you’re after, you’re in the right place!
Here are some links to help you get started:
The road to feeling happy with yourself is a long one, so please feel free to get in touch! I’m always happy to lend support if I can.