So this is it, the new year and that whole new you that you've been talking about. I've got all sorts of plans for this year including getting fit again and toining up. I'm slim now but I need to be toned so that's my goal.
I wasn't like this exactly three years ago. When I went to a neighbours party of New years eve 2008 I couldn't get my size 20 jeans fastened. I wore a tent type skirt and felt frumpy and horrible the whole night. I was determined that I would lose the weaght and not be fat any more.
On that 1st January 2008 I kept my promise to myself and didn't let the hangover impulse to scoff more food etc overwhelm me. I hauled out a copy of Paul McKenna's book 'Think yourself thin' and I read it cover to cover. I plugged in the cd player and I listened to his voice telling me I could do this, encouraging me and egging me on.
It's all avout visulisation. Your imagination is stronger that your will power, so see yourself in a size smaller jeans. I borrowed a pair of size 14 jeans from a friend. I hung them on the chair in my bedroom and I looked at them every day. I really saw myself in those jeans, they were my goal.
Now I didn't do any faddy diet or anything. I just did healthy eating, I cut out the crap and cut my portion sizes. I just hadn't realised how much food I put away each day. I ate slowly so that I could feel that full signal and stop eating then. i stopped hoovering up platefuls and always having to leave nothing on the plate.
Now by the end of March that year I had to go to London and I wore size 14 jeans. I carried on from there and now I can get into my size ten jeans. Even when I was laid up for 12 weeks last year I didn't put weight on. I kept my vision of myself as slim, I really saw myself as a slim person. I just didn't want to chomp on chocolate while i was on the sofa, I stuck to fruit etc and I kept the weight off.
What you see inside is so strong, see those smaller jeans, feel like you really own them girl. Pick them up in your mind and feel the texture, know just how great you'll look in them and see yourself in a particular situation wearing them. Make them part of your life and see how you'll look and feel how you'll feel.
That's how I did it. I didn't feel starved or deprived of favourite foods etc. I ate healthily and well and enjoyed it. I used to hate black chocolate and loved milk chocolate. could hoover up a whole bar of Galaxy without a second thought. I changed my ways. I bought expensive black chololate (Lindt chilli chocolate is my favourite) and when I had a real chocolate craving I would have just one square. I grew to like the stuff, i now don't like milk chocolate. That one square filled the craving and I could forget it after that. It didn't start the eating binge that my old eating milk chocolate would do.
So go for it gals, seems a lot of folks want to lose weight and get fit. GO FOR IT nand start TODAY!