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Back to the tried and true. (Weight loss to date: 6 kilos!)

Weight loss to date: 6 kilos!

I have finally reached the 6 kilo weight loss mark about a week ago!! Woohoo! To some people this may not be much, but to me, it is an incredible win!

So I had officially arrived back from my trip to Hawaii on the 12th of May. Before I continue I would also like to break the news that I’m ENGAGED! My boyfriend of almost 9 years had proposed on my birthday (May 2nd) in Hawaii! Yes, yes, I know! It took me weeks to announce it but I just had to tell my family and close friends before I announced it to the wonderful, wide, internet world.

<Cue praise, then love followed by complete and utter feel good, top-of-the world kind of vibes. Then end scene.>

Let’s continue shall we?

So when I had arrived back it took a good week, no wait, I’m sugar coating it. 10 days or so to get my head back in the weight loss game. Jet lag came and went, I had a nasty cough and it felt like the dreaded flu-like symptoms hovered over me like a nightmarish demon but like a nightmare, it ended.

See I don’t tend to lose weight quickly and require an intense and committed workout and diet regime. I had put on a couple of kilos while I was in Hawaii (no fault but my own). So upon my return I had to lose that weight plus lose a little bit more. Now we are back in business!

On the workout front

So within the second week back from the holiday I started getting back to my gym routine but it was definitely a sloooooow process!

I could give you every excuse under the sun, which may welcome sympathy but the truth is I just really could not be bothered. I felt drained and just plan ol’ lazy. Despite all of this laziness, I just went through the motions and thought ‘well this is better than nothing’. Rather than not going at all, I just recreated new temporary goals. One was to continue working out even if I wasn’t going as hard core about it. I did this for a couple of weeks until my interest was raised. Also, I had only worked out between 4-5 times a week as opposed to my pre-Hawaii workout regime which was on average 6 times a week and often than not, two sessions a day.

The Sunday pass (2nd June), I took part in the MS fun run. Last year I had only walked it. This year I decided to take part in the 5km run. And I did. My run time was 34:05. During my run I had stopped to walk around 3 times which is a lot less then the other runs I had took part in previously. (I’m quite proud of that). I had decided at the start of this year that one fitness goal was to tale part in 5 x 5km fun runs. This is my second.

So this week has begun, it’s Wednesday and I have worked out yesterday and today. I had my ‘rest’ day on Monday. This week will be a 6 day workouts with 4 of those days being a ‘two-workouts-a-day’ regime.  Also, over the past two weeks I have slowly introduced yoga back into my workout (which is most welcomed as my muscles are screaming for it!) This week I’ve scheduled 6 x 30 minute sessions, to date I have completed 2.

Food, glorious food!

The diet was a little rocky when we returned. On our holiday we took splurging to the next level. Burgers, hot dogs, sweets, pizza, cheesecake, rich foods! By the end of the holiday we craved salads. I remember we finally got into The Cheesecake factory and had the slice of deliciousness in front of me but all I wanted was grilled chicken breast and salad.

As mentioned in the previous post  I had put back on a couple of kilos. With regards to losing what I had gained, it had been such an up and down process. Since nearly a week ago I have finally broken through the 6 kilo weight loss mark. What I had noticed is that even though I didn’t exercise as much as I would usually like I tried my utmost hardest to stick to my diet. As mentioned in the previous post, I had mentioned to stick to 1-2 cheat meals. Over the past weeks since I had arrived from Hawaii I had approximately up to 3 cheat meals a week. This week I’m really trying to restrict it back down to 1-2 cheat meals. So far, so good.

What I had noticed was regardless of whether I had exercised ferociously or not, as long as I stuck to a healthy diet, I somehow lost some weight.  That and a consistent exercise program. Oh and of course, focus and determination.

Anyway, until next time…

Selma Danculovic

Author of The Papakittens Adventures: Reach for the Stars

Disclaimer* This is in no way diet advice but our own personal journey and experience. I’m not a dietician. Please seek professional advice when embarking on any diet and/or exercise regime.

#paleo #lowcarb #sugarfree #dieting #success

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