So in one of my previous posts, I mentioned that I had returned from my 3 week holiday, and even though we went on 6 hour walks and climbed mountains… I put on 3kgs.
Usually my weight fluctuates by 1-2kgs, but add 3kgs on top of the fluctuations meant I saw the scales tip to 5kgs over some days!
Ok ok I wasn’t too concerned about the weight gain. I was more annoyed that I lost a lot of muscle mass/toning. I worked soooo hard to tone up! Bah, such first world problems huh?
Anyway, I managed to bring my weight back to normal after a week.
How? I just went back to eating my normal, small-sized portions – instead of my pigging-out-holiday portions!
I just ate mainly vegetables and protein (meat, fish, eggs, nuts).
And I limited the carbs, biscuits, cakes, scones, chips and muffins.
I’ve been testing out some different varieties of organic herbal teas (not the weight-loss, laxative stuff) and it turns out that I drink about 4 cups a day, so I end up being quite full all day and less in the mood for snacking.
As for gaining strength…
I used to be able to do 20 push ups no problems, sometimes 30. Now I get wobbly at 5, and I think I’m going to DIE when I reach 9.
I’ve started doing yoga twice a week (in class and at home).
I’m doing Kayla’s Bikini Body Workout once a week (because I’m slack).
I’m randomly choosing a 28 minute YouTube workout to do once a week (because it’s fun).
I’m doing weights everyday (because it’s simple).
And I haven’t started to run yet (because it’s cold).
I guess you can say that my exercise routine is not surviving through winter very well!