So I’m on holidays. 2.5 weeks off to do as I please… Starting Wednesday my boyfriend and I are heading up the east coast in a camper van for 10 days and I am going to put my heart and soul into not putting on weight while we are away. I think this will be a hard challenge.

I’ve set 5 holiday goals to help keep me on track:

  1. Keep up water intake
  2. Exercise at least every 2nd day. I’m taking a skipping rope and resistance band with me so I can set up circuits
  3. Don’t resort to takeways – PLAN
  4. Start each day with a healthy breakfast
  5. Limit alcohol

A holiday is NOT an excuse to eat whatever I want, and I have always struggled with this. I seem to convince myself that “I’ll just work it off after my holiday” This never works, so don’t put it on in the first place. Easier said than done.

Anyways, the weirdest thing happened to me at the gym before and it’s REALLY got me thinking… I jumped on the scales to get a pre-holiday weight (still 92kgs) and a girl, who looked about the same age as me, but about twice the size must’ve seen the unhappiness in my eyes said

“oh girl, I would kill to be your size”

This made me think… This girl’s “healthy” body image is where I am at, but I’m still working on mine. I need to lose about 15-20kgs to be in a weight range where I’m “healthy” – does that mean that she should loose double this? Or is she allowed to be happy and healthy when she gets to my size? Should I just be happy where I am at? Am I simply just doing this for my health…or will I be happier when I’m 20kgs lighter? Is it possible to love your body, but just wish it was 20kgs lighter?

SO MANY QUESTIONS. Hopefully I’ll find my answers…


The Girl Who Lifts.

2 comments on “Holiday Time”

  1. Loved reading through all your blogs and cannot wait to read more. You write so well! I hope you get a better referral do let us know how that one goes. Oh and have loads of fun on your holiday X.

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