IT’S been a summer like no other hasn’t it? Staycations, social distancing, kids at home for months and of course, if you’re in the UK, we’ve had Eat Out to Help Out and we’ve all had money off our restaurant bills! Now September is here and normality is returning. So it’s time to get back on track.
Many of us have been eating and drinking far more than we do during the rest of the year (with the obvious exception of Christmas!).
I know from the emails you send me and the posts in Slimpod Club that quite a few of you have gone into panic mode, which is perfectly understandable – but totally unnecessary.
If you’re struggling to stay on track, it’s important to realise two things right away:
ONE: You’re not alone!
TWO: It’s normal behaviour.
I know exactly how you’re feeling because (as you’ll know if you follow me on Facebook) August is a crazy month for me. It’s always full of birthdays, anniversaries, cake and alcohol.
Every year when September arrives I breathe a sigh of relief that things are about to go back to normal. Within the next day or two my eating routine and exercise habits will reset themselves and with the right mindset my clothes will soon start to feel a little bit looser once again.
The secret is that I prepare for summer. I realise that there are going to be obstacles in my way (like husband’s birthday on August 13, our wedding anniversary on August 20 and my birthday on August 27) which will mean I’m not eating the same things I usually do and I’m having a few more glasses of fizz than normal.
By building this into my mindset, I don’t worry. I enjoy myself because that’s what life should be all about.
And when September rolls around, I take a few simple steps to get back on course.
I know that those extra pounds will disappear as quickly as they appeared. I’m totally confident that in 30 days’ time I’ll fit into everything in my wardrobe.
Now, because I KNOW you’ll probably be in a similar place to me (even if you’ve not had birthday celebrations etc) I thought I’d help get some motivation going and kick off a free September Mindset Reset Challenge next week!
I’ll be telling you more about this on my live chat in Slimpod Club tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 2) at 8pm UK time and I’ll post another blog next Monday kicking it off, so watch out for that too!
It will go on for the month of September and all it needs is your commitment – easy!
Let me know below how your Summer’s going and whether you’d like to get motivated to get back on track in September!
Would love you to join me so make sure you look out for my blog next Monday!
If you haven’t got yourself a Slimpod yet – now’s the BEST opportunity to grab yourself a free 10-day trial and take advantage of the extra motivation the challenge will give you! What’s not to like!