In 2011 while in New Zealand, I did a seven day juice detox at Pujjis Wellness Retreat in Nelson. I'd been over indulging at Friday night drinks, not exercising, eating badly and I felt sluggish physically, and in life in general. It was probably the best thing I've ever done for myself (although it's amazing how people change towards you when you go from massive beer drinker to BYO 1.5 litre of water). I lost 4kg's in the 7 days, which was particularly noticeable around my face, then went on to drop from 70kg's to 58kg's over a year. When Andy and I went to Thailand in 2012, I was in the best shape of my life!
Signing up to every 10km+ fun run in Melbourne (from Mother's Day Classic to Run for the Kids) kept me in shape until a knee injury in 2013 threw a spanner in the works, and as an emotional eater, I turned to food to console myself. Even when I wanted to lose weight for our wedding last year I never quite regained my self discipline, and although I exercised every night by walking or running around the Tan (aka the Royal Botanical Gardens) in the 3 months prior, I couldn't quite get my diet under control.
I'm now sitting at 65.5kg's and have since found out that I'm shorter than I thought, putting my BMI as overweight - argh! Starting a new high stress job a couple of weeks before Christmas, I've again turned to food as a reward for getting through the days/weeks and I'm finding I don't fit a lot of my work clothes any more.
The Global Corporate Challenge starts on Wednesday and somehow, I, the person who sits on my arse at a desk all day, am team captain. I'm hoping that having to lead by example and achieve 10,000 steps a day is the motivation I need to get my mojo back. My intention with the blog is to get back into doing outfit posts (with me rather than that skinny bitch of a mannequin) and in life, to get back into pants!
Red velvet and vanilla by Amy of Milly's Cake Decorating