The pen is mightier than the diet!
I wanted to make my first story about two things close to my heart, writing and fitness.
I have been blogging about my 12 steps of a Food-a-holic (which I will finish #promise). If you haven’t read them then one thing you need to know before you read any further is…I love food (I mean really love food!)and have always struggled with my weight (because I love food so much, oh and wine…Shh).
Part of the reason I became a fitness instructor and got my degree in Sport, Fitness and Coaching, was to become better informed and somehow find the magic potion that made losing weight or staying slim easy.
Guess what I found after twenty-plus years in the industry…
THERE IS NO POTION! (insert crying face).
It is just dedication, consistency, and keeping your mind busy so you don’t think about how hungry you are all the time.
So, since New Year I have been doing dry January and trying to lose the few pounds I let creep on in December. Which, to be fair has already come off, I am now aiming for an extra few pounds so I can have a massive blowout for my birthday in February. But, then get back on the wagon.
Many of the people who have seen me recently after shedding three and a half stone during the last UK lockdown want to know my secret to losing weight. So, I’m going to tell you…
Being a little bit hungry all the time.
But that’s not the secret, the real secret is finding something else you are more passionate about than food. And doing that to take your mind off the hunger.
When I write, I find that my mind goes to another place and I am consumed with plots, stories, and characters, and not Pringles.
Being hungry is awful, the worse feeling ever and as soon as we say the word diet, we automatically feel hungry.
Don’t get me wrong, I did a lot of exercise as well, loads of walking and boucing on my trampet. But I wrote as soon as the hunger pangs started and before I knew it hours had passed, and I had not thought about food once! Boom.
Dieting is hard, like I said, there is no magic pill, just you. You just need to find something to take your mind off it, writing, reading, exercise, chatting with friends…anything.
I lost myself in writing my new book Believe, and I documented the whole weight loss journey in my another book The Secret Diary of a Lockdown Mum 2 — Tier we go again! Like the first Lockdown Diary, I am donating my author royalties to charity. This time though, I’m donating to the mental health charity MIND.
All my books are available through my website if you haven’t already got them ❤.
I am now going to try to be more consistent with my blogs (note to self — plan better Angie!) and focus on getting the second book in the Believe series finished.
Oh, and keep my family alive, fed, watered, clothed, and all the other jobs that working mums do.
Thanks for reading and have to best day.