Having the kids at home for the last almost seven weeks has been lovely. We’ve really made the most of the summer with so many days our and our family holiday to Anglesey, all in all it’s been lovely. The thing about school holidays I love most is the relaxed nature. No one has to be somewhere at a set time and mornings can be long and lazy. With all this, routine completely goes out of the room. As did my Slimming World diet.
Over the summer I have piled on the pounds resulting in me actually gaining a stone in six weeks. I knew I was going to put on weight, but my carefree attitude left me with a sour taste in my mouth yesterday at weigh in when it was confirmed, that I am a stone away from my target weight. I hit my target weight back in February and was thrilled. I had been yo-yoing around this mark for the last year so finally set my target as I knew that was where my body sat comfortable. I have stayed within this since, but the summer has blown it out the water.
I didn’t even gain that much over the Christmas period (and I gained a LOT!) so I really have let myself go. I froze my gym membership at the start of the summer, knowing I wouldn’t be able to go and there was no point paying if it wasn’t going to be used. My husband has been working away for a lot of the summer and I didn’t want to slope off at the weekend, so I haven’t even been able to exercise.
I have decided that in a bid to lose this stone, I am going to do weekly Wednesday weight updates. I need to motivate myself again and get this weight I worked so hard to lose back off. I know it won’t be easy but I am determined to get back to it and hopefully documenting it will help. I am going back to the gym tomorrow and want to try to go at least twice a week.
This is a photo of me last Friday (not sure about Charlie’s face!) so I am hoping in the next few months I’ll be able to show you a better slimmer one of me. The baggy tops will have gone as I have reverted to covering up my wobbly tummy again. I want to get back on the wagon and refocus after my summer of shame!
Wish me luck