“A bad day doesn’t mean a bad life”

My mantra when things are going wrong.

So today I fully started my diet. I’ve decided to lose weight and improve my lifestyle. I follow too many video vixens and fitness gurus to not try again #badbitchcontestyouinfirstplace.

So today’s meals were:

  • Breakfast: Satsumas and pears🍊🍐
  • Lunch: Yesterday’s salmon, potatoes&mixed veg
  • Snack:Pear🍐
  • Dinner: Noodles, Mixed Veg and Chicken 🍲🐥
  • Drinks:Water 1.5L💧

And I actually feel good  about myself!

Anyway back to the main point of this post, also today I had four hours sleep and accidently smashed my phone. As you do.  If this was a  few months ago I would have probably thought the world was against me and wondered “what have I done to deserve this?”

In all honesty I did think “Why me? What have I done to deserve this?”   for at least an hour and then I got over it. As annoyed, confused and upset as I was at the time, I remembered life goes on, it’s only a phone and just like most things, it can be replaced.

I’m thankful because it really isn’t the end of the world. I’m alive and I have all my loved ones around me. My new sense of positivity probably stems from the fact I nearly left my suitcase on a train back to uni a few days ago. It really put my life into perspective mainly because all my work/projects are on my laptop and losing it all would be like losing a piece of me (just like the name of my blog). 

ESPECIALLY IN MY FINAL YEAR.

Anywho, I’m trying to be more positive about my life in general. I’m young and by the grace of God I have my whole life ahead of meBad things will unfortunately happen in life,  how we respond to them is what matters.

Consistency.

Today I’m writing about consistency because it affects my life in more ways than I had originally thought. I remember all the times where I wasn’t consistent and failed to get the results I wanted. Then I remember all the times I’ve been consistent and I was happy with the outcome because I had exceeded my own expectation of myself because I was consistent. Both times the only person that could control the outcome was myself.

CONSISTENCY /kənˈsɪst(ə)nsi/ The ability to behave and act in in a similar way overtime. I say ability because it’s a skill and it’s bloody hard.

My favourite times where being consistent has worked in my favour was finding a placement and losing weight in second year of university. I spent months finding a placement, 30 different CVs and cover letters made, 2 assessment centres and 3 interviews later I unexpectedly got my placement  in July. 2 months after I finished my second year of uni I had my interview and got my job. Even though working for a year was very hard and I complained about lack of sleep most of the time, taking a placement was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Ever. Apart from getting paid, it gave me experience in my field and showed me what I wanted and didn’t want from my next job and helped me start the next project I’m working on.

Losing weight in my second year of university:

I lost two stones, dropped my BMI (Body Mass Index) from 33 to 28 and have been able to post two full length bikini pics on Instagram ( I’m proud & yes that’s important to me.) I had been trying to lose weight for years but I had finally had enough. I signed up to my local gym, sometimes went with friends but mostly went alone. The only reason I lost weight is because I went to the gym 4 times a week and tried to eat well. It was hard at first but once I got into it, it became part of my routine. I am currently trying to lose four stones but trying to find time to go to the gym right now is hard due to third year.

But where there is a will there’s a way. 

My main point of this post is to never give up and don’t stop just because you want to quit. “Anything that’s worth having is sure enough worth fighting for” word to Cheryl Cole. Even though she was talking about love I realized this can be applied to everyday life. Relationships, friendships, studying, weight loss, creative projects etc. Life only works if you’re consistent and all of these things need consistency to work.

When you want to stop ask yourself this:

  1. Why did I start in the first place?
  2. What do I want to achieve?
  3. Why do I want to stop?
  4. Am I happy with the way my life is going and will I be upset if I don’t complete this task?

Once you’ve answered these questions you’ll know exactly what you want to achieve because life only changes when you do.

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