I am struggling at the moment – I seem to have lost my motivation. Please can someone help me find it again?
I was doing so well following the Slimming World plan – I got to my target of losing 5 stone before my holiday and the beginning of September. I wanted to enjoy my holiday and relax slightly about eating and drinking, so I had mentally allowed myself up to 7 pounds for my holiday, and I really did have an amazing time in Lanzarote – plenty of sun, plenty of relaxation, and a few cheeky cocktails thrown in!
I was straight back on plan the first day home from holiday, and I was surprised that week at weigh-in to learn that I had put on 7 pounds. I could deal with that, and decided that I could easily get that off in 2-3 weeks, and be back at my pre-holiday weight by the end of September, and be completely on-plan for October.
That first week I lost 4 1/2 pounds – I was really chuffed, I only needed 2 1/2 pounds to get back to my holiday weight – I can do this I thought.
So, what happened, I messed up, that’s what happened. I put on a 1 1/2 the following week, and then this week I put on 3 pounds!
I am really struggling with my motivation to keep going at the moment. I do have a lot of personal circumstances going on (which I wont bore you all with), but I don’t want to use that as an excuse. I need to find my motivation again, I need to find my focus again.
I was so completely and totally committed to being on-plan 100% of the time before going on holiday, and somehow I need to find that feeling again – and quick, before I really mess up big time.
I have still lost 4 1/2 stone overall, which I am really pleased about, and I need to keep that in the back of my mind as well.
I want to get back to my pre-holiday weight as soon as possible, as I only have another 12 weigh-in’s before Christmas – I really want to get at least another stone off, and that means I need to get my motivation back again.
Sorry if this post is all a bit rambly – I just need to get my feelings written down – I’m not the best at asking for help, so this has been hard for me to do.
Do you have any tips or advice on how I can get myself motivated again? Please let me know in the comments.