Friday, 9 January 2015

WOTW - Determined

Having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
Possessing or displaying resolve.

Don't worry - I'm not determined to become a hammer wielding God (dess), although that could be kind of fun.

No this week I'm determined to stick to the plan. I've spent a lot of time at the start of this new year, trying to work out things I can do to better myself and as we head into Week 2 of Operation Clawback this is when fatigue traditionally sets in.

My legs ache, my right knee particularly makes a funny noise every time I walk up stairs. 
My Buddha belly seems even more wibbly wobbly than it was over Christmas.
I keep finding things on line that I'd love to buy.
It has been seven days since I last enjoyed a cold glass of wine.

It would be so easy to slip into old habits; what will it matter if I sit out this one gym session, eat this one (bar of) chocolate, buy this one cool thing that I don't really need?

But you know what? I WANT TO SUCCEED

I want to fit into the clothes that I spent so much money on. I want to have a strong, healthy perfect-for-baby-growing body, I want to make smart purchases, meaningful purchases.

And you know what else? IT'S WORKING

I'm losing weight, I'm running rather than walking, I'm eating healthier, snacking sensibly. This week I have spent nothing, zero, zilch. No lattes, snack van buys, quick food top ups or magazines to leave unread.

And despite the aches and pains, in between the moments of self doubt, it feels good. I will keep going - I AM DETERMINED.

The Reading Residence


  1. Whoop! Great word and great post. You go girl! Keep it up! :)

  2. Keep going lovely! You will get there! Brilliant #Wotw!

    Laura x x x

  3. What a great word! Keep at it! It sounds like you're doing really well x

  4. You do sound determined, keep on going! Sounds like you're doing well, we're all behind you! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  5. The words "buddha belly" made me laugh! I have too, shh. Please don't tell anyone! I wish I had your determination! So good luck and I'm sure you'll succeed too :) #wotw.