We went to Japan and it was amazing. My spiritual home! The boyfriend had to drag me away from all the Hello Kitty tat that I seemed magnetically attracted to and there was a lot of it! The food was amazing. I’ve never eaten such fantastic fish. We can’t wait to go back, and we will!
Anyhoo… Back to diet and exercise. I went armed with a set of body weight and resistance band workouts that I was going to use to keep myself in shape while I was away.
I did one circuit once.
So, after 3 weeks of eating Japanese sweet treats like my life depended on it and doing no strength training at all, I have been trying to get back into lifting weights and eating healthily again.
The last 3 weeks have been tough. I’ve lost a bit of strength and a lot of confidence when lifting. I’m getting there and hopefully I’ll be lifting pre-holiday weight soon. But the hardest thing is getting my eating back on track. I count calories because I have a tendency to overeat and calories are the easiest thing to track. I know they’re not the most important thing considering my goals, it’s just convenient. Everyday since getting back, I have overeaten.
Christmas hasn’t helped. So much chocolate. So much cheese. So many biscuits and mince pies and Christmas pudding and cake… 3 weeks in Japan not testing my will power and I become undisciplined. I’ve made lame excuses like “it’s Christmas” or “I’m hormonal!!”.
Time to give myself a slap and get back on track. I don’t deny myself a treat – that’s what the weekends are for. I’ve just got to remind myself that what I eat does affect how I feel, which affects my weight training and how strong I feel. And I love feeling strong!!