I have written about emotional eating before so not really going to repeat myself over and over.
Suffice to say I did not even come close to reaching my weight-loss and fitness goals for Rarotonga. At this point I can do a bit of exercise, watch my food intake and then have a fabulous holiday. I am going to be overweight in Rarotonga and I do not really care as I just want to have a really nice time.
My dad has been in hospital for nearly a week and so evenings have been about visiting him, then phoning my mum to talk after our visit. Then we have been helping out at my parents by cleaning in preparation for my dad’s next couple of surgeries. I really thought that I could manage my emotional response so that I did not just eat, but apparently I am NOT there yet. I also had a couple of evenings where I drank cider. There was one day when I just stayed in the couch and slept; this is unheard of for me so I realised that I was not coping with him being unwell.
We have almost completely stopped going to the gym at night and cannot face going in the mornings. I am totally bored with my cardio workouts and I have realised that I have to add strength training back in for variety and strength and also add weekend walks back in.
So my plan for the next few months is simple:
- Enjoy our holiday, eat well, walk, swim etc.
- Start back at the gym when we return (either morning or evening) and incorporate strength training Bob Harper style :)
- Walk on the weekends
- Plan our meals and stop having takeaways
- Bring lunch 4 out of 5 days
Should be pretty simple right?
And remember that Bex’s friend said to her “you get the body you work for”. I cannot expect to change my body if my eating is out of control and my exercise is next to nothing.