Bouncing Back with #WobblesWednesday

By | January 1, 2014

Well, it’s the start of a New Year and a renewed determination from me to feel fitter and healthier in 2014.

Wobbles Wednesday has a home on this site for a couple of weeks whilst I
sort out the self-hosting on ditchflabgetfab.

I started 2013 immensely positive and then life kind of overtook any thoughts of looking after ME and I spent most of the year chasing my proverbial tail and trying to keep up. As a result, old habits returned as a way of dealing with stress and I slipped up. I’m not sure by how
much because the scales and I have a definite love-hate relationship and I’m ignoring them at the moment, well, this week anyway.

I was reading an online article concerning a new book by Paul McKenna and it all made a lot
of sense. It’s mainly about listening to your body and whenever the munchies strike (usually in the evening for me) ask yourself why do you want whatever it is you’re craving and how will you feel
afterwards, with the idea being that you will feel worse after and it’s recognising that you will feel that and preventing it.

Basically common sense, but it’s putting it into practice and retraining those emotions. We still have quite a bit of Christmas chocolate around and I am ignoring it all, trying instead to reach for a satsuma or a Bahlsen biscuit which are far less fat and calories.

I also have a funeral to attend next week and I want to feel better about myself in advance of that.

So, the key word for me – at the moment anyway – is Positivity.

It’s a New Year and a new start, this time of year always brings a whole range of fitness DVDs and I am tempted by one of them. Time will tell.

I hadn’t seen the Now Magazine cover below until this week and I think it was so irresponsible:


Several of the women they featured have a history of eating disorders, how on earth must they have felt? I hope Now apologise. It’s one thing to look in the mirror and think “hmm, could do a bit of healthy eating”, it’s quite another to see swimsuit images on the cover of a national magazine, accompanied by
such a cruel headline.

So, my resolutions for the next week are:

Get back to replacing one meal (let’s start realistically) with the Naked Juices that I like so much. They are so good for me, inside and out.

Listen to my inner self when the munchies strike.

Remembering that change will not happen overnight and not
pressurising myself. I’m doing this for me, not a DVD deal (although the personal trainer aspect would be useful)

So, please link up below and leave your posts.

What are your resolutions, if
you’ve made any?

Thanks for reading Jx


Facebook Comments


xOjox on 1st January 2014 at 3:34 pm.

I nearly started something like this myself, as I wasn’t sure if you were continuing. So glad you are!
I will write one up and join at some point today xx


Jeannette on 1st January 2014 at 5:10 pm.

Thanks lovely, I felt that everyone was too busy with Christmas prep so it had a little break and then I had website issues. Back with bells on! Look forward to reading your post x


Jaime Oliver on 1st January 2014 at 7:39 pm.

Missed ya my lovely I am so glad your back xx


Jeannette on 4th January 2014 at 10:09 am.

Thanks Jaime, me too. Need to get back into it x


Graham Kaye-Taylor on 2nd January 2014 at 4:02 pm.

Best of luck to you with the diet plans. I spent most of last year on a sustained health kick with pretty decent results, and blogged away on – perhaps 2014 can be your Year Of The Diet? Good luck!


Jeannette on 4th January 2014 at 10:11 am.

Thanks Graham and thanks for linking up. Can you leave me your twitter id so I can send your post out pls. Enjoyed reading your blog 🙂


Graham Kaye-Taylor on 4th January 2014 at 10:14 am.

Why thank you! I’m over at @bigfatrebel


Jeannette on 7th January 2014 at 1:20 pm.

Brill you’re on my list 🙂


Lauren James on 2nd January 2014 at 11:15 pm.

So glad to see you back – I so need this! Good luck x


Jeannette on 4th January 2014 at 10:11 am.

You too lovely, thanks 🙂


cherylp59 on 5th January 2014 at 10:34 am.

Positivity sounds great – I’m with you all the way. I’m back in the game too ! If you want to join up on another linkie, I’ve relaunched my Sunday weigh-in linkie so it would be great to see you there too xxx (


Jeannette on 7th January 2014 at 12:55 pm.

Thanks Cheryl, I’ve just added my link. Good to know we can all help and support each other x


Sharon on 2nd February 2014 at 2:06 pm.

I fully agree with you about the magazines, It is so irresponsible and petty – all this fat/skinny shaming has to stop. Quite a few of them are highly irresponsible. It sets such a bad example, there is way too much focus on how women look rather than if they’re healthy – young girls are growing up to believe how you look is more important than your health.


Jeannette on 2nd February 2014 at 3:40 pm.

Thanks Sharon, totally agree. The DM is terrible for it, they publish articles on whether someone is too fat/too thin, has a lovely pregnancy bump/hardly showing and as for the way they are about celebs who’ve not managed to lose their baby weight yet…sends out totally the wrong messages.


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