So…. It’s been 5 months since my last blog post which was about the struggle of coming back. Well, let me tell ya this struggle is REAL!
I know many people like to post progress photos during their journey but – as I realized – I wasn’t one of them. For the past 4 months all I wanted was to feel like myself again and this – along with work – required all of my focus and energy. So no blog posts, no events, no social calendar… and I was OK with that. I just listened what my body and mind asked from me, which was direction and just one focus. To Get Back UP… to sort out my life that had been a total whirlwind the past few months.
I know there is A LOT of catching up to do and I will – promise – but I guess quite slowly…
So one thing at a time. Where have I been the past few months? Oh that is an easy answer LOL! Home – Gym – Work – Home – Sleep @ REPEAT… and that’s about it. I have been sleeping, breathing, eating (literally), thinking and ONLY focusing on my goal.
And THIS is where I am at now… I – along with many other people close to me – hadn’t realized how much I had changed this year until I put this two photos next to each other… 10kgs (20 lbs) down in about 4 months. It wasn’t easy and it certainly is not done. I am a work in progress and I am loving it!!
What did I do (after i posted this comparison photo in social media many friends were asking)? Nothing special. I did very simple things (I was in no mental place for anything too hard… or complicated)
-work out in the gym x6 per week (I usually did x3 cardio – hellooooo ellyptical – x2 weights and x1 anything from yoga to HIIT)
-tracked my calories (by obsessing over my MFP and Fitbit) and had a 1000 caloric daily deficit (which meant finding low calorie satisfying snacks AND cooking my lunches EVERY week)
-WALKED A LOT! I skipped the bus/tube/train every chance I got
So, yeah… no magic pill no diet program no exercise regiment… just took it one day at a time and I was blessed to have people and friends around who didn’t mind my obsessive craziness for a few months and they were there for me every step!
I did take some progress photos during this time (mostly to sent them to my mum and best friend every Monday LOL along with my weight log update…) so here are some of them.
There you have it 🙂
What else have I been up to the past few months? Well, there was a 10 day crazy trip to the USA – San Fran, San Diego, San Jose and New York – for an awesome conference, a job possibility and some much needed R&R in NY.
California is STUNNING let me tell you!
For now, that is all 🙂 I am planning to be back veeery soon! And if my ongoing journey manages to inspire even one person — WIN! My only advice would be: Yes, it is hard but if I could do it so can you! Just keep your head down and take it one day at a time.
!Christmas morning HIIT cycling workout for the win!
So with this I’ll just say THANK YOU for reading and MERRY CHRISTMAS!