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Have you ever came back from holidays 6 kilos heavier?

Have you ever came back from holidays 6 kilos heavier?

I have. Well December 24 has passed and the holidays begin.

This reminds me of 2009 when we were moving out to renovate my house and I was going to the gym. My back was weak from lifting, dragging and carrying INSTEAD OF LISTENING TO HOW MY BODY WAS FEELING I went to the gym and over did it with the weights and my back went into spasm. I was then advised to rest and not to exercise. If that was not enough we were off to Bellingen for our holidays where we were attending camp creative and Peter and I were booked into a baking course.

What could I have done different?
I could have chosen not to eat the food I baked: the cakes the muffins the scones.
I could have chosen not to drink every night
I could have chose to go swimming or try a yoga or Pilates class whilst I was away.

It was self sabotage. I did not think I deserved to make those choices.
I dragged out a few pieces of clothing to try on just in case the shorts had shrunk. I was so unhappy.

So I could continue to feel sorry for myself or I could get on with it. I gave my self a realistic goal of 3 months and wrote down everything i ate. I did not deprive myself. I had just discovered Turkish delight ice creams so I worked out the calories in one of them those and calculated backwards so I was still eating 1200 calories a a day. I increased my cardio to 30 mins walk every day and 2 sessions at the gym per week, where I did a mixture of boxing and weights.

We went to camp creative a few more times and instead of doing cooking or drawing or painting or writing I did Bollywood. So I was exercising everyday and having fun. This lead me to loving dance and deciding to learn Zumba. Now teaching it.

I am so excited this year to be working with Victoria Morrison Mind Set for Weight Loss Coach and offering workshops to my clients and their friends/family so they can begin to learn strategies to help them feel they deserve to choose the options to reach their goals. I look forward to seeing you there.

See more at:

Brain Retrain for Weight Loss Workshop Feb 2

2 Responses to Have you ever came back from holidays 6 kilos heavier?

  1. joesmith 10 February 2014 at 8:26 am #

    great article

    • cathylp 10 February 2014 at 9:01 am #

      Glad you liked it! Let me know if you have a particular subject you would like me to research and post about. Cheers Cathy

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