Hands up if you ‘over indulged’ this last weekend?


Yuuup me too…infact including my birthday weekend the one before, shhhh.


I officially turned 41 a couple weeks ago – from hitting up the West Coast, some mountains, a hot tub and ‘healthy’ amount of alcohol, pizza plus other deliciousness, it was all totally worth it.


Aaaand yesterday,


From a full on chicken dinner, an unnecessarily large slice of pavalova, a box of Matchmakers plus the rest…


I definitely consumed more calories than I usually would!!


So today,


I’m sorting my sh*t out and making better choices.


I’m also not wasting time feeling guilty or stressing about something I can’t change.


🤷‍♀️ It’s happened, right?


Nobody ever dropped a dress size from eating healthy one weekend just like nobody ever got fat from indulging one weekend.


What we do most of the time is much more important that what we do some of the time.


Today is a new day and start of a new week.


So my best advice is to to focus in the present, stop feeling guilty and start chasing your goals again.


💬 ‘But I just don’t feel motivated Lee’.


I know, believe me – I hear ya.


Unfortunately motivation will come and go which is why it’s important to plan and build strong habits in place so on the days when you can’t be bothered.


You’re disciplined enough to still get stuff done, make progress and achieve your goals.


I struggle, just like you.


But I always keep a positive mindset and continue to succeed because I’m brutally honest with myself.


I have ALL the excuses everyone else has but I know deep down, nothing is physically stopping me….apart from me.


It’s a hard, unpopular truth but when it comes down to it.


👉 Nobody is going to come ‘save’ you.


👉 Nobody is going to wave a ‘magic motivation stick’.


👉 And sadly nobody cares whether you look good.


👉 Nobody cares if you fit your clothes better.


👉 And nobody cares if you feel confident or happy looking in the mirror.


Your happiness is your responsibility.


If you don’t care enough about your health & happiness to put in the effort and make changes, sadly nothing will change.


But the EXCITING part is that even if you commit to making the smallest of changes each day.


They soon add up!!


✅ Drinking more water.

✅ Getting more steps in.

✅ Cutting down on alcohol.

✅ Watching your portion sizes.

✅ Planning your meals/exercise.

✅ ‘Closing the kitchen’ in the evening.

✅ Practising more positive self talk.

✅ Giving yourself reasons why you should instead of shouldn’t

✅ Stressing less about the past and focusing more on the present.


Commit to just ONE thing today.


Repeat for the next 7 days.


And by this time next week, you’ll already be in a better place than you are now.


If you’d like extra help and support with this, tap here.



My apologies.


I know I’ve not been consistent with my usual Monday support for you.


I didn’t blog last Monday as I was away enjoying my birthday celebrations and will miss next Monday as I’ll be hitting up the slopes in A’lpe Duez.


This year, training for Everest, amongst much needed time out, it’s NUTS!!


But I promise to always do the best I can, and the best you can do, is all you can ever give.


Lee ‘backs her chat’ Donald x



Facebook – Lee Donald Personal Training

Twitter @ LeeDonaldElite

Instagram – LeeDonald

Youtube – Lee Donald Personal Training


© Lee Donald Personal Trainer. Designed by OvernightSite