Changing one part of your life is bound to effect other areas of your life. For me, working a 'normal' monday to friday job has turned me into a domestic goddess! The house has been perfectly clean all week (much to my boyfriends surprise!) I've been planting herbs, cutting recipies from old magazines, making preparations to turn my back patio into a summer oasis. Maybe a mon - fri job has flicked some sort of 'grown up' switch. I've even been looking at the property market. eesh!
Unfortunately, my eating and exercise has gone out the window! Ever since I went to the Hunter Valley last weekend, I've been eating like a pig and have exercised for about 1ish hours (two half hour running/walking sessions.. that I'm kinda proud of, the running is becoming easier!) The Hunter was fabulous! But it all revolved around food and alcohol. I ate way too much at the wedding, but tried to make healthy choices for the rest of the weekend, and I did okay. I was restrained at an all you can eat buffet (to leave room for some fried ice cream for dessert, ha!) But all week, I just havent been caring all that much with what I put in my mouth. And I definately havent been counting my calories.
The result - a gain of about 1.5kg. My belly has felt like pudge all week. I feel all bloaty and yuck.
I know this isnt an excuse, but I've definately been eating worse because of work. I've been accepting food that I wouldnt normally eat - biscuits, chips, toasted sandwiches on white bread with ham, two slices of cheese and avocado (hello! I dont even eat pork!) just to be polite and fit in. I've been very concious of this, and from here on, I think I'm in the 'gang' enough to reject their offers of food I dont really want to eat. So no more biscuits, unless I want one, and definately no more pork : )
I've gone shopping, prepared a healthy meal plan for the week and am all set for a fantastic week!