I forgot how hard it was to get back into the routine of workouts and eating proper portions. I've only been away from my routine for 3 weeks but it feels like it's been 3 months. But I've done one cardio session and one circuit training session (but only 1 circuit, it's usually 3). I've cut back my portions, and eating 6 small meals a day. I forgot how small real portion sizes are. When you actually measure how much you're eating ... WOW! But it's totally worth it.
I usually wear my skirts just at or above my knees. Well, I have a couple of bandages below my knee after the vein stripping so I'll probably be wearing pants more than skirts ... although I am rather limited 'cause I've only got 3 pairs of pants ... And 2 long skirts that will fit me now.
I was watching How to Look Good Naked Canada this morning. I must admit, I far prefer the Brit version with Gok. He just has this wonderful way about him and totally makes the women feel at ease. But it was so good to see the woman on the show this morning go from not wanting to look at her body, to finally accepting it for what it is, accepting that she has curves and she can still be sexy and beautiful. It's so important for women to tape into their inner goddess and to feel great about themselves. Doesn't mean they shouldn't want to improve on a good thing ... just that we should accept ourselves for who we are now, warts and all (so to speak) and realize that even if there's a little more of us to love, doesn't mean we aren't beautiful, sexy and desirable.
I gotta admit though, it's really tough being home (alone), having cut my food intake and not eating anything outside of what I've planned for. Especially when I'm tired, which I have been all day. Today was supposed to be a productive day since I lost a couple of days after my procedure. But I didn't sleep well at all so between being tired and alone and hungry, it's all kinda conspiring against me. But I am woman ... I am strong. I will distract myself with something useful and get through today without blowing my nutrition plan.
I'm feeling a little pudgy ... but I know this is only temporary.
So onwards and upwards! And good luck to all those who are working on their own improvements ... but remember to love yourself for who and where you are now ... and enjoy the process .... it's really quite enjoyable.