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Fill Up the Fuel Tanks

February 24, 2014

I treated myself to a lie-in yesterday… which is a rare luxury indeed but I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day and I think it’s because I’m allowing myself to “relax”.  I realised I was running on empty and that wasn’t good.

It was time for a pit stop and a reminder that I don’t have to be on the go all the time… and sometimes all that’s really needed is half an hour (or an hour) of “me time” to do whatever I want to do.

We all live busy lives… there are always things to do, demands on our times and often seemingly not enough hours in the day… but  balance is equally important. When you’re “running on empty” you become tired, lack focus, and generally don’t perform as efficiently as you would if there were some “fuel in your tank”.  This applies to the fuel we put inside our bodies… the WLR plan allows for freedom of choice but steers us in the direction of “good fuel”…

Of course we can fill ourselves up with sugary, alcoholic, fat-filled food and drink… and the tank will seem “full”… however  it’s an illusion… it isn’t quality fuel that will keep us going for any length of time. 

We get the quick fix and the energy rush but the payback comes after the “highs” of the instant fix when we experience the “low” of rapidly dropping sugar levels. I’ve also found that since I embarked on my weight loss adventure I now feel even more “low” because I know that I acted in haste and  beat myself up for not having chosen something that would have better “long term” effects (not only in terms of weight loss but in terms of raising energy levels and giving my body the nutrition that it needs and deserves… not a second-rate “quick fix”).

“Fuel in the tank” is an important aspect of the WLR process when it comes to nutrition… But  “fuel in the tank” is also important when it comes to our psychological and emotional wellbeing.

Our bodies function when they are well-fuelled and running smoothly.  The thing to remember is,  if we are only nourishing our “physical” need but leaving other aspects of our wellbeing severely malnourished then we will never be able to reach our “full potential”.

There will always be items on your “to do” list and some will be more pressing than others… But often we impose our own timetables on ourselves and things that we “should” do become things that we “have to do… NOW”. We push ourselves with unnecessary deadlines… We mentally keep stacking up our life “in tray” and never ever factor in a life “tea break”.

Yes the ironing needs to be done… Yes I like to do it on a Sunday (it’s a chore I loathe but my mum told me when I was younger that you should always do something once a week that you hate… just to make you appreciate all the stuff you don’t hate… and it works). I get hot and hassled and bad tempered… But I make sure that once the ironing is done I run myself a lovely luxurious bath, put the radio on lie back and recharge my batteries for forty minutes.

I try to find at least five minutes each day to think about one thing I’ve done that day which helps to top up my “feel good fuel tank”. It can be the smallest thing… It doesn’t have to be life-changing or life-saving, it just has to be something that makes you feel good.

(mine today is saving a woodlouse who was wandering down a second storey corridor with no hope of escape… it sounds ridiculous… but I was smiling as I carried him downstairs and deposited him in the wood pile in a quiet corner of the car park).

I’ve learned that when there is fuel in all of my various tanks I I’m re-energised and invigorated and full of focus.  I like myself more; am less despondent with the reflection in the mirror because although the “external me” isn’t in the great shape it should be, my “internal me” is… and when my brain is in positive mode it really does have a direct positive impact on my momentum for my weight loss journey.

So as you’re preparing your wonderful weight loss meals today, why not think about the other fuel tanks that you perhaps need to replenish and keep topped up.

Ask yourself how to intend to nourish the “whole” you.  Make a resolution to hunt out some great fuel.  Full tanks make the journey so much easier.

Have a great day

H14

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I'm northern (but migrated south); I'm married to my Lovely Husband; I'm a twin (older than my sister by just a matter of a few minutes); I have family to look out for; a day job to pay the bills; I 'moonlight' as a writer and performer of comic verse; I sometimes struggle to juggle life with all its various demands; I often wish for more hours in a day… And I'm on a journey to lose weight to take me to a healthy size, shape and BMI…

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