Operation Supervixen is my own personal transformation programme. In June 2015, I decided I was utterly fed up of being miserable, unwell and feeling like I wasn't reaching my full potential in life. To combat this, I decided I was going to radically transform my diet, maintain an exercise routine and centre my leisure activities around personal development. To keep me accountable and help others in the process, I started Operation Supervixen.
Hello everyone! As I took a little break from blogging during September, my Operation Supervixen kinda ground to a halt so I thought today I'd take the time to update you all on where I'm at. I find it suprisingly motivating publishing honest accounts of my personal development journey online; accountability really is key when you want to make a positive change.
For the past month or so, I've really let myself go again. There's just something about this time of year that makes everything seem ten times more difficult and I really struggle with my mental health once it starts getting colder and darker. My emotions, my approach to healthy eating and the ways in which I have been spending my free time have been a total rollercoaster. One day I will have a green smoothie for breakfast, a vegetable based soup for lunch and a healthy dinner, the next I will eat a sharing size bag of Doritos and not much else. One day I will go above and beyond my to do list at work, then come home and clean my flat from top to bottom. The next I will spend the entire day wrapped in my duvet on my sofa and watch an entire series of a TV show.
I'm currently trying to find that ever-important balance between self care and not being too hard on myself, and knowing when it's time to give myself a kick up the bum and make a bit more effort. I know I find Autumn and Winter particularly difficult on my health, which in turn affects every aspect of my life, but I also know that I can't spend from September-early March hidden away and doing nothing of value.
Thankfully, it's not all bad news. Against all odds, I have not had a cigarette since May and I am so proud of myself for this. I haven't lost as much weight as I want to - I keep losing the same two kilograms just to put them back on again - but I have managed to keep an entire two kilograms off since I reached my heaviest ever weight. I have also been sticking with my driving lessons, which quite frankly, if I achieve nothing else this year, it'll be fine, because taking this step is going to have such a positive impact on my life.
Now that I am easing myself back into blogging again, I am hoping to keep up with the Operation Supervixen series. Alongside monthly updates and goals posts, I want to review the personal development books I read and the courses I take and share any useful lessons I learn along the way so you can benefit from them too.
If you have any tips on staying positive and keeping up with a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle during the colder seasons, I'd love for you to share them!