Be The Kindness You Want To See In The World

I don’t know about you guys but I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo over all the hate on the internet. For example, just yesterday a fight broke out on Facebook because (and this is a true story) someone had put jam and yoghurt on a plain rice cake for a low calorie treat and someone else went bananas because it didn’t follow ‘the plan’. What the actual…..

The real modern day problem (apparently)

You know Australia is on fire, koalas are dying by the second and missiles are being launched but obviously the real problem here is strawberry jam and Greek yoghurt… Aren’t we so silly for getting our priorities in the wrong order!

Anyway a few years ago a friend and I made a pact that we were going to be more selfish because that’s how the human race works. And for the most part we have stuck to it (I don’t mean excessively so.. I like to think I’m kinda decent). But we’ve been on our own agenda on occasion. And for the most part, it’s backfired (for me anyway).

However, I’ve had a change of heart. I miss kindness. Watching the people of Australia look after each other and their wildlife has been life changing for me. Kindness does exist and we should utilise it more.

I’ve made a little pact with myself that I’ll do something kind each day. It might be something as small as letting a car out at a junction but I will try and do something for someone.

It’s not about making myself feel better, it’s purely because it’s nice to be nice. It’s also nice to make someone’s day a tiny bit easier.

Why breed negativity when we can breed positivity?

NB: Now just for a bit of background…. I wasn’t always Miss Positive. I was often a realist/pessimist and had quite a negative outlook on life. That was until I found myself unemployed and losing my house deposit savings FAST. The only things I had left were Tim, a great family and the ability to work on my mindset. I’ve never looked back since.

Merry Christmas Me!

A year ago tomorrow I said to myself that I would be at my goal weight for next Christmas and I’ll tell ya… I ‘failed’ miserably.

However, I have lost 7lbs which is a step in the right direction but to the detriment of a positive relationship with food.

I was going through old photos the other day and I found a before and after of me doing 30 days on The Body Coach. At the time, I thought there was a HUGE difference in my physique but looking at these photos showed barely any difference. However, I paraded the shores of Aruba on my honeymoon like I owned the gaff.

The difference? I’d taken a healthy approach and I was doing everything in my power to feel good about myself. I was working out, eating good foods (with the odd treat) and being kind to myself.

Aesthetic goals just don’t do it for me anymore. Sure it would be nice to look a certain way but as a motivator it’s about 1/10 to even get me started.

However FEELING good about myself appears to be a different ball game. At the moment my muscles hurt from being so weak. My poor posture gets me down and hurts my back even more. My glutes are a mess. My belly is bloated and my jeans dig in. And I’m spotty (which isn’t usual for me).

Don’t worry this article isn’t all doom and gloom. As a Christmas present to myself I have signed up for group coaching. As I’ve said before I know everything I could possibly know about weight loss – it’s just me standing in my way.

I plan to continue to stick with my behavioural changes but I’m hoping group coaching will just give me that extra bit of support that I’m clearly lacking. I’m fed up of the pressure of diets,.. I want a lifestyle that facilitates me feeling good about myself.

So I’m that note… Merry Christmas Me!

I hope you all have a fabulous festive period however you celebrate!