Are you sick of starting over? Sick of yet another Day One? Yet another attempt to start a diet, eat healthy or kick the booze!
Before I stopped drinking for good I had a LOT of day ones! I had been trying to stop drinking for around twelve to eighteen months before I actually quit. I attempted Dry January and even tried to give up alcohol for lent once (it nearly killed me!). But once I failed at it, I would just convince myself I couldn’t do it and would feel so mad and disappointed with myself that I couldn’t succeed at what I was trying to do. When I look back at it now, those unsuccessful attempts where my practice runs, which all lead to one day it just clicking in place and giving up for good. So if you’re experiencing the same thing and you really do want to stop drinking because you’ve gone a certain period of time and know how good it feels, then don’t give up, eventually you will have your last day one and stick with it for good.
Now I’ve got the stopping drinking part ticked off, but I feel like I have hit a plateau fitness wise! i am struggling! Today is day 60 of my 100 day challenge and setting the challenge has definitely helped me be consistent with exercising everyday but I do feel like it has made me be more relaxed with my diet. I’ve been thinking “well I have been exercising every day so why not eat cake!” which is obviously counteracting my exercise efforts and I feel like I have hit a plateau.
So even though some days I have thought, what’s the point? I know that giving up is not an option! I have been looking at what I can do to mix things up a bit and get back on track.
Because I do a lot of my workouts at home, I looked into online programmes such as Kayla Istines and Beachbody but after looking into it I thought I would be paying for something that I have done and can do myself! I can get myself to that next level of fitness, I don’t need to pay a monthly subscription for someone to tell me what I already know! After reading up on it I have found a book that’s come highly recommended and will hopefully give me lots of tips and information on taking my fitness to the next level and its ‘Thinner, Leaner, Stronger’ by Michael Matthews. Full of training tips, diet information and what supplements to take, that will hopefully give me a fresh focus and get me out of this plateau.
One of my main aims is to get a six-pack (or I would be happy with 2-4 pack to be honest!) After two children my core is definitely my weak area and this is what I want to focus on. The old me would have given up, thinking what’s the point of trying to get into shape at 42? But that’s the old voice that didn’t believe in me! Stopping drinking has definitely given me a new-found confidence, and a belief that I can do this, its made me believe in myself!
If your following me on Instagram I will hopefully post some updates and before and after pics to see if my new plan is working, and of course I will share any tips and advice on here too!
Have any of you read this book? Or do you have any tips for when your fitness level hits a plateau? Also how many day ones did you have before it finally became your last and you’ve kicked the booze for good? Lets help each other on this journey and see what happens when we don’t give up!
Hope you have a healthy and happy weekend!