Hello, dear person reading this! I’m happy to see you here!
My real name is Diana Alksne, but for this blog I wanted to find a name for my alter ego – a bit quirky, unique and reflecting my inner state. So it’s Diane just because it looks cool written that way, and it’s Rein – because “Rein” is so many things. It’s a homophone for “reign” (to reign in those temptations), “rain” (to run in any weather), “raign” (because we are all royalties and kings and queens of our worlds), and it’s also the beginning of “reinvention”.
I am a school psychologist, currently studying for a master’s degree in clinical psychology. I’ve always been interested in the reasons why people gain or lose weight, and all the psychological effects that a person’s weight, appearance and fitness level have on him or her.
I’m on my own weight loss journey for many years now, but it’s only this year that I’ve had some significant success in getting fitter, and a lot of it has to do with psychological changes in my life and my thinking.
I’m still overweight and have a lot of weight to lose, but this time I’ve maintained steady weight loss for more than a year and I know for sure that nothing will derail me off my course, since I have changed mentally and find true pleasure in the whole process, instead of desperately obsessing over the results.
I’m married to the love of my life and have two boys, aged 11 and 10.
This blog is a place where I write about different aspects of weight loss, fitness and health psychology, and share things that inspire or, on the contrary, alarm or upset me.
I’m happy for constructive comments and discussions, and you can always drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.