Since Christmas, I had the following words resonating in my head: “Walk the talk” and “What if?”. So somehow I feel that 2015 is the year when I’m finally ready to re-invent myself (wow big words there!).
I have spent the last 9 years trying to lose the weight I put on after being pregnant and launching my business and the last three years, really addressing my issues around food and my emotions which all spiralled into a mild depression end of 2013 (for which I’m grateful for by the way, but it’s a different blog post). Upon this challenging phase in my life, I started questioning what the food I was eating was doing to my body and well-being and then started making some changes…
- 2012: I gave up smoking
- 2013: After getting ill, I gave up gluten (my breathing and bloating problems disappeared), started drinking 1.5 Lt to 2 Lt of water/day and took up Bikram yoga.
- 2014: I asked for a Nutribullet for Mother’s Day and started making green smoothies on a regular basis with mini challenges. In July, I gave up drinking coke zero, reduced my consumption of refined sugars and started drinking green smoothies on a daily basis. Interestingly enough, I didn’t suffer from S.A.D. for the first time in year and cruised throughout Winter.
- 2015: I will give up alcohol (which I’ve actually given up on 26/12/2014)
I’ve spent the last 9 years trying to be the super fit and lean person I was then before having Mila but I came to realise that I was looking at things the wrong way. A decade ago, a lot of things were different… I wasn’t a mother or business owner yet and I was going to the gym 6 times a week so of course I was super fit!
The truth is, I don’t want to go back to my life 10 years ago. I’m a lot happier now than I was 10 years ago. I have an amazing kid, I’m still madly in love with the love of my life after 16 years together (first seven years were seriously on & off but we made it in the end!) and I love my life so actually no I don’t want to go back to the 30s something version of me.
However, what I really really want, is to become a 40 something version of me who is lean, fit, sexy and someone who is ageing gracefully and happily. So I thought “What if?”…what if I was able to become that person? What is stopping me? Nothing really except myself. So I cut off the noise around me, des-activated my Facebook account and started focusing on how to make my ‘what if’ a reality and big words or not, this year is very much about Walking the Talk and re-inventing myself.
I’ve been looking after myself since Christmas and lost one kilo but my official fitness plan is kicking off tomorrow with Kayla’s Bikini Body Guide. The good news is that the girl has an amazing body, abs and a figure to die for (lean and strong), the bad news is that most of the girls that follow her are in their 20s :-) but my friend Sandrine and I are doing it because 2015 is the year we walk the talk!
Right! it’s now in writing here and I’ve shared it with over 17K people on Instagram so let’s hope I can do this!!