So…I need your help! If you read my post I wrote a little while ago for the Take Back Whats Yours campaign, you’ll know that I’ve always had problems with anxiety and a lot of that lead to really bad eating habits. I’ve always been dependant on food, and it’s always been what I turn to when I’m feeling down, or a treat for when I’ve done something that I’m proud of, and that’s just no good anymore. So basically, after reading another one of Leanne’s (from lifestyleforless) inspiring posts on her journey to loose 10% of her body fat in 10 weeks, I’m feeling super motivated, but I need you guys too. I’m thinking maybe if I do like a weekly series, you guys can give me tips, tricks and advice (as well as emotional support!) and we can get through this together! Maybe if any of you reading this are wanting to make a positive change towards becoming healthier and feeling better in your body, you can join in too?
The way I see it is that my mental health is, in a way, directly linked to my physical health. A friend of mine was talking about this in one of her blog posts and it got me thinking – this is so true for myself! Food has been a coping mechanism, but it’s a dangerous cycle of eating because you’re sad, but being sad because you ate too much or ate a load of crap! And I don’t see myself getting truly happy, and really allowing myself to love myself, until I’m physically happy with my body. 99% of the time you guys just see my face with a bunch of makeup slapped on, and whilst that is me and I don’t photoshop my images or anything, you only see such a small part of me and of course everyone is only going to put online what they feel confident with. My face is the thing I love most about myself, the rest of my body I hate, and no one should feel that way about themselves.
I’m thinking weekly posts on how the week went with food, exercise etc, and then goals for the coming week. I’ve got two weeks before I start my full time job (more to come on that later!) so I think that’s enough time to get into a decent routine!
Let me know what you think, and if you have any advice to get me started then I’d love to hear it! ❤