My name’s Bianca and I ate my way around California. For three weeks I lived on In-N- Out burgers, chocolate thick shakes, Trader Joe Chocolate Chip Cookies, beer, ranch dressing on everything, Starbucks’ Frappuccinos, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, chicken wings, ribs, burritos and everything else I could fit into my mouth. It was tremendously great fun. I don’t feel guilt at all. That’s what holidays are for. Eating and drinking and lazing around.
I did visit a number of gyms when we were traveling. I worked out in some cool places. I also found myself doing mini circuits in hotel rooms – push up, sit ups, crunches and the like. But overall, I slipped off the Wobbly wagon with a great big thud.
The past week has also been a complete right off. Jet lag has plagued us. We’ve been waking at 4.30am most mornings and by lunchtime I’ve, on average, eaten five main meals. Nights have been characterised by wine and junk food as I wallow in post-holiday blues.
I have regained at least three kilos of the 10 I’d lost. My skin’s gone to shit. My grey hairs are abundant. And I’m bloated, cranky and tired. I;ve taken a few steps back.
Tomorrow’s another day and I’m jumping back on the Wobbly wagon. Again. I keep falling off, but what’s cool is I keep jumping back on. I have a lot of fab things to keep me motivated. I purchased my first pair of roller skates when in LA from the raddest dudes ever from LA Skate and I can’t wait to do some more outdoor skating.
I also have a trip planned to the Gold Coast later this year to attend the ProBlogger conference so I have my sights set on shifting a bit more weight before then. And to be honest, I’ve started to miss healthy foods and regular exercise. I know right? Who even am I?
Before I left I was feeling a lot less bloated, than I am now, and was so close to fitting into a pair of jeans I’ve had my sights set on for a while. I got my hair done by the gorgeous Bree of Highborn Hair and Beauty (if you live in Adelaide check out her Facebook Page and book in to see her. If you tell her I sent you, I’m sure she’ll make it extra special).
I was feeling awesome. New hair always does that. So too does exercise and good food. Now I’m feeling a little out of sorts. I need to undergo a bit of maintenance – hair refresher, waxing and a reboot of healthiness. Then WHAM I’ll be back on track.
My last post talked about making sure you are trying to lose weight for the right reasons. I know I am. I feel different this time. I’m more aware of myself, my failings, my triggers, my strengths. Time to put my holiday behind me and get to it.
Watch out world here I come.
No one visits the USA and comes back lighter!
You keep me inspired. Mashed Potato and all.
You can do it lovely. Feeling healthy is 100 times better than feeling crappy. Something we’ve both learned on this journey. xx
Oh dear … I know the foods you listed are a novelty for people who visit the States … But they are literally killing millions of Americans. I watched an ABC coco recently called The Men Who Made Us Fat, and I’m no health nut but I really do believe our food industry has a lot to answer for! Good on you for getting back on the horse Bianca; I really admire your determined approach and need to do same! (I highly recommend that documentary too … It would be on iView I think … Fascinating and horrifying!) oh by the way I meant to write ‘doco’ not ‘coco’ but my ipad won’t let me change it 🙂