Blog Written By Tasha Hynes
Hi Guys ??
My name is Tasha, I work for The New You Plan and I am on a mission!!
I lost my mojo back in September which resulted in myself gaining weight 🙁
I want to share with you how I felt and how this impacted on my life. By losing control I felt like I had failed, I was unhappy and sluggish. I did not want to go out because I did not feel comfortable in anything I wore even if I splashed out on new clothes nothing would work to make me feel good.
I was on medication for personal reasons and could not snap myself out of this downward spiral as the medication I was not would not allow me to complete the plan and It also added to the weight gain.
The more I gained the more I felt ashamed to do anything about it I wanted to hide.
I stopped doing full length videos, I stopped wearing make-up, I let the negative person on my shoulder get the better of me.
The light bulb moment!!
Do you want to know what was my light bulb moment that made me realise I can do this!!! I can change my life and no one else can ONLY I can!!
Ruth who also works for The New You Plan asked me to do a video with her. I froze I did do videos but they were selfies I have not done a full length video from my weight gain and now I was in the position where I had to face my fears.
As always I was the bubbly Tasha however deep down when I watched it back I was ashamed and at that moment I went enough is enough.
I provide support daily and tell everyone YOU can do this. Tasha we all are good at giving advice and helping others but if you are like me we do not actually take our own advice. Well now I AM!!!!
I took a before Picture and I posted on Secret Slimmers Facebook group to keep myself accountable.
I started plan on the 1st of March 2016 so I am on day 4 today 🙂 🙂 wooohooooooooo!!!!
Every weigh in day I am going to take a video and pictures this way I can keep myself accountable and also keep you all updated with my weight loss journey because I really hope that I can inspire you, the way everyone inspires me!
My day one update – 01/03/2016
I was massively panicking about posting my story for all our slimmers to see, but this was the step I needed to take, I needed to admit that I was in a bad place and my weight is not healthy! So I did it, I posted my Day 1 post on the page – I hid my face behind the computer all morning, I was so embarrassed, I was so afraid to look at the comments, I know that no one would judge me, but I just felt so horrible, I was giving everyone support day in day out and I wasn’t listening to my own!
I couldn’t believe the support I got from my post, I was so touched that everyone was going to be cheering me on!!
My day 2 Update – 02/03/2016
I woke up this morning and I felt AMAZING, I didn’t feel bloated I didn’t feel hungry! I knew this was the start of something AMAZING!!! I can’t actually wait to shift this weight, I have been so unhappy and I am normally such a confident person, but this is holding me back, my weight is destroying my life, I used to love a good selfie and now when I look in the mirror all I see is this huge person, I used to be so sporty and toned, but right at this very moment I am the complete opposite!
My day 3 update – 03/03/2016
So day 3 for me today!! Last night I was so incredibly close to giving in, I was just so hungry!
But I didn’t! I had a bar, then I doubled up my pancakes, it was so filling, but I didn’t even get to sit down to enjoy my pancakes I just ate them as they came off the pan lol!! Had 2 pints of water and then I was dancing around my living room like an eejit because I was so happy I didn’t give up!!! I felt so happy with myself this is a big accomplishment for me because I do love food, which is the reason I am now dieting!
Also I think I am in ketosis because my breath STINKS and I feel so much more energetic, I have never been as happy to have smelly breath before, because I know this is it the weight loss is going to happen, I am going to be skinny!!!!! Woooohooooooooo Mr K has blessed me with his presence!!!
I never took any day 1 pics so here are my day 3 pics lol
My day 4 update – 04/03/2016
I feel like I am on top of the word!! I feel like a NEW woman!!! I feel a lot better because I am less bloated! I don’t feel hungry, I don’t feel tired!! I honesty feel AMAZING after 4 days on plan and I forgot how good it can make you feel! Today I am focusing on the weekend and how I am going to prepared myself for it, I have got my packs set out at home, I have my litre bottles bought and in the fridge so that I can lift an grab 😀 😀
This weekend is Mother’s Day and my mum doesn’t actually live in Northern Ireland, she lives in England so I am not going to see her, however I have been invited out for dinner with my boyfriend’s family so that they can treat their mum to a mothers day dinner. I am going with them to the meal, so I will have my pancakes in the morning for breakfast (they are AMAZING) and before they go for the meal I am going to have a snack, I normally have my packs really spread out so I wont be hungry when in the restaurant, all I will need is my water and I will be fine.
Get ready for the weekend – Focus Friday!
I personally think that when you have the right mindset and determination to succeed this diet is really easy, you just have to look at the bigger picture, do you want to ruin your hard work by blipping on something so silly that will knock you out of ketosis, meaning you will have to have ANOTHER day 1? Or do you want to diet for the next few weeks or months and get to your target and then be happy with your body? Get your confidence back? Rocking your goal outfits? I know what I want, I want to be at goal by July and I am giving it my all!
So remember that Saturday and Sunday are just 2 more days in the week, so why make them so much different than the week days? Give yourself a routine to follow, set reminders to have your water, if you want this bad enough you will do it! Don’t let something so small stand in your way of reaching your goal.
You can still go out and socialise, you can go to the cinema, you can go for coffee’s with your friends, you can go to town! There are so many other things that you can buy other than food! Food is just a quick fix and lets face it, it makes you feel like rubbish!!
This is your life and your body, do you want to be:
✅ Slim, healthy and love your body?
✅ Or do you want to be a yoyo dieter who has to start over and over again because you have blipped?
Keep a wee eye out because I will be back!! My 1st weigh in is next week!! Wooohooooo I cant wait to see what i have lost!!
To keep myself on track I am taking part in all the challenges that The New You Plan have 🙂 🙂
I have registered for the March Weight loss Challenge: CLICK HERE to sign up
I am also taking part in the Unleash Your MOJO Themed days: CLICK HERE to see how people stay focused at the weekend.
Lots of love
Tags: before and after, diet mindset, Dieting, Motivation & Inspiration, new you diet