Well I’m back from New York and I have just about recovered from jet lag. What a trip! Despite having another 2 stone to lose, I felt so good whilst I was away. It feels odd blowing my own trumpet after years of self-loathing but I scrubbed up pretty well on New Years Eve, even if I do say so myself. The satin shorts I took away with me were a tad too tight but I just pulled something else out of my case and didn’t let it ruin my night. In hindsight, perhaps satin and shorts don’t bode well with fat and arse. Trust me, there is some junk in this trunk!
Jokes aside though, I can’t begin to explain how my experience of being away changed for the better by making a conscious decision not to get caught up with my physical appearance. There have been too many nights out, holidays and weekends away ruined by worrying about what I looked like. It makes such a difference to hold your head high, walk with your shoulders back and tell yourself that you are going to enjoy the night regardless. And boy did we enjoy the night!
I relaxed a little bit on the food front whilst I was away and my friend had to pull me up on how much I started to worry about this. That’s definitely a habit I need to work on because there will always be occasions when I can’t stick to my plan 100%. I used to feel so guilty for eating takeaways and chocolate, I don’t now want to start feeling guilty for having the odd ‘treat’ meal here and there. With that said though, if I am going to continue making progress, I know that ‘treats’ will have to wait until I’m at my goal, otherwise I’ll just be undoing the hard work. It’s so easy to slip out of a routine when you’re away and I’m really glad to be back on it now the festive period is over. I don’t expect to have lost anything on the scales this week but I’m not too worried about that. I’m keen to get firmly back into a routine and start working towards my next goal; bikini ready for a hen do in March!
As I mentioned in one of my last posts, I didn’t make any New Years resolutions for 2016 but as the days push on into January, I’m realising how much my body and mind benefit from being looked after and fuelled correctly. I know that if the fridge isn’t stocked with the right foods, I start to slip into old habits and so I’m going to make a real effort when it comes to making sure I’m prepared. A lot of that boils down to using my time productively but that doesn’t have to mean always being on the go. I recognise that I spend far too much time on my phone, browsing through different social media apps. Hours can pass by and all I have to show for it is extended knowledge about Kim and Kanye’s family life. So belated NY resolutions? Less time on my phone and earlier nights.
In my next post I’m going to share with you what I got up to when I spent too much time on my phone over Christmas. After a while you find yourself entering competitions and applying for the most random of things. Trust me, it will be one to read!