- Nov 1, 2013
It's harder. We both work full time and I have 5 to 7 Mammy rule -I don't clean, wash, no tv, no cooking, no internet. My full attention go to my son. Which means after 7 I have to pre cook for the next day, do any work I need to do, workout and rest. It's hard but in my opinion worth it. I start work at 7:30 and finish at 16:00
QOTD: How are you going with getting back into the work/school routine?
Does it help you to work out or eat better or does it make it harder?
For those of you who have retired or are currently stay at home mums/dads ….
Do you find it harder or easier being at home more than working?
How does your partner or children going back to work or school affect your eating and workout routine?
Bonus Question: Are you one of those super organised people, share your hints with us so that we can learn how to fit it all in our busy days.
Quote of the Day
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I really liked this quote because it reminded me of feeling lost about my weight issues and I found all of you on the DIS!
I actually had a chat with 3 trainers in work re the last few pounds
trainer 1 advise - steady state cardio as walking, lower intensity in gym so you don't get super starving (I think this advise was best)
trainer 2 - you should eat less fruit and more fat to go in keto state as you will never loose fat if you eat a lot of sugar, even from fruit. Ahem... I lost 12 kg without doing drastic diets. You think going crazy and eating in way that makes me miserable is the way to go for the last few???
trainer 3 - I would love to measure your bodyfat, you look fantastic. last time I did that I was so upset at the result (and I was lifting much heavier) that I gave up. This was September 2014 just before my Orlando holiday. No! I have enough numbers to track my progress.
It's like history repeating itself as I was super good until September 2014 and it all went downhill after. I got my hair cut and it was horrible. I was so upset, it didn't suit me at all or anyone over 25 really. I had to get hair-straightener to try to make it less crazy. It ruined my confidence on all magic photos.
I went to cut my hair last week in one of the best hair saloons in Dublin and surprise surprise ... same guy. I felt like getting up and running away but I didn't. I should have really as it was so unpleasant but decided to give him a second chance with very specific instructions. It was ok in the end, my hair is ok. Little shorter and more layered but nothing crazy as last time
2014 September I was same weight as I am today, and I was working out and eating healthy (little too healthy you may say). I went to measure my fat % and didn't like the result. Felt so sad, and disappointed and gave up going to the gym and went very relaxed on my diet until we went to Orlando in October
I went in vacation mode month before holiday. I can't do this again
Orlando holiday 2014 - 16 days
Came back feeling post holiday blue, cold and rainy days with Christmas month ahead which is a lot of eating out and meet ups in Ireland.
I was up 2 kg after my Orlando holiday, 2 more by Christmas and so on. DH diagnosis in 2015 and mine it's vacation don't it doesn't count, or my lack of habit to search for healthy options while eating out lead to further weight gain.
In a way, my true challenge starts today. It feels scary and emotional, but also exciting as opportunity to show I really mean it
Sorry for the supper long post I feel the need to talk this morning. I have an uniform theme park dress, my favorite dress and you can see me wearing it all parks on my pics on facebook and my photobooks. It's getting like a joke but I kept washing it and wearing it all the time. It's getting too worn out and I found a replacement, size smaller on ebay. As it's 3 year old dress, I felt it's good to buy it and it's little snug...
But as this is princess month I feel it's perfectly ok to say I love my dresses, and want to look good in this dress in about 48 days so...
Have a healthy weekend all