Daydreaming and Goal Setting

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Do you ever find yourself looking at a picture and wishing that you could teleport to the spot it was taken?  I’ve been daydreaming of sipping pina coladas on the beach and splashing around in the ocean.  I’ll let you in on a secret. I’ve been daydreaming about beaches because my husband and I have booked a holiday to the Dominican Republic and I cannot wait!

I just love the relaxed, care-free feeling you get when you’re on holiday.  There’s nothing better than waking up without an alarm clock, having breakfast out in the sun and spending all day relaxing by the pool/ocean and sipping on cocktails.

Daydreaming and Goal Setting

 

However, before I can relax, I definitely have a lot of work to do.  I want to look good in my bikini again, as I’ve definitely gained some weight over the past few months.  I may even document my journey on the blog because I think that it will help me reach my goal. While I know that happiness and looking good isn’t about kilos/pounds but about how healthy you feel, I would still like to lose about 5kg.

I’ve been having issues with my weight for the past 2/3 years where I keep losing weight and then gaining it back.  It’s very frustrating as I’ve always been a skinny minnie. I knew I had to do something about my weight when I saw a picture of me from summer of 2014.  So I started watching what I was eating and working out.  I lost all the weight and kept it that way for about 8 months, until I lost my determination again.  Since then I’ve been yo-yoing back and forth between being happy with my body and feeling like a whale.

Here is a picture of me at my happy weight, spring 2014 (on the left) and my heaviest (July 2014).  It still shocks me just how fast I’ve put on the weight.

My before and after photos of when I was skinny to me at my heaviest. Let's set goals and go after them!

I was able to keep fit before because I lived on my own and was able to eat healthy.  I think this is mostly because I didn’t care so much for flavour of my food, whereas now, I want to make sure that my husband has delicious dinner.  I admit, I’m struggling to find healthy recipes that taste full of flavour.

When I lived on my own, this is what I generally ate.  Though, I’m not sure why I can’t do the same now.  I know it’s all in my head and I just need to change my mindset.

Cottage Cheese with blackberry jam, coconut milk and strawberries.

My healthy food choices when I was in shape and lived on my own. Cottage cheese with strawberries and milk.

Shrimp fried on coconut oil with salad leaves and tomatoes.

Shrimp Salad,healthy eating ideas.

Poached egg on top of spaghetti squash with tomatoes.

Poached egg on top of spaghetti squash with tomatoes. My food when I was eating healthy.

Thankfully my husband has been great and very supportive of my efforts and goes to the gym with me.  But most importantly, I want to do this for me.  I want to feel good about myself.

I will come up with an action plan on how to achieve my goal.  My husband and I want to try working out 5 days a week, even if it’s just 30 minutes of walking/running at the gym.  This gym time will be in addition to me walking to work every day, which takes about 15 minutes each way.

I know it’s not going to be an easy journey but this is where you come in, I’d like your help as well! I need some inspiration and encouragement and I know that there are a lot of girls out there that feel the same way!  Let’s daydream about sunny destinations and reach our goals together!

Let me know what your goals are and how you’re going to achieve them.  Let’s help each other out, encourage one and other and track our progress. #HolidayGoalSetters

If you have any tips and tricks, please share them with me!  Also, be on the lookout for a post about what’s in my fridge and follow me on this journey.

What about you, what have you been daydreaming about? Are you working towards a goal?

  • Kitty Wood

    the food all looks lush, but it’s a shame that you don’t feel comfortable in yourself, you’re a babe!

  • It’s always a good thing to eating well and striving to live a healthy lifestyle, but please don’t beat yourself up to much about your weight. You still look fabulous. Really, I mean it! What works the best for me is to find a good balance. I eat well most of the time, are reasonable active in everyday life, but I can also happily eat what ever I feel like (as long as it’s not all the time) or skip exercises. As long as I do a little bit, it’s still better than being on a strict diet for 2 months, getting bored and then be back to eating unhealthy again.

    /Mia @ The London Secret.

  • You do look beautiful but I know how you feel! Glad your partner supports you, that is the main thing on getting better!

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