Anonymous asked: How do you stay motivated? Its a pretty standard question yes, but it's incredibly hard for me and i'm sure other people to keep going on a healthy lifestyle when you just feel hopeless or lazy. I've been struggling with depression and eating problems for a while and i want to change but no one is there to help and i need a support system or a beginning mindset that is more than "remind yourself how much you want it" because that does nothing :( thanks 😚
Anyway here’s the thing. I suffered from depression and no way would I have been able to lose weight whilst ‘in there’. I didn’t give a shit about myself, my wellbeing, my health - god infact it was the opposite.
So you’re gonna struggle. It begins with self love and ends with more self love. That doesn’t mean you have to overcome depression in order to lose weight but I’d rather use it as a ‘tool’ to help you lose weight even if you are engulfed in the horrendousness that is depression. So some days you’re gonna have to say fuck yeah okay, I’m gonna do good, then tomorrow it might hit you that this morning it’s not gonna be good cause, ‘pfft cmon what on earth can YOU achieve?’ Yeah ignore that voice as much as you can, that’s the depressdick talking, not you. And even if that day isn’t as good as yesterday, you still tried AND YOU STILL MADE A STEP. Even if it wasn’t a leap like yesterday or a hop skin and a jump, you still moved forward slightly, so don’t look back on the day and think you’ve failed - infact you’ve done the opposite, you’ve moved forwards.
Your support system is you. You are the only person that can make those steps and it doesn’t matter how long it takes you, it matters that your heads up and you’re looking forwards.