Tomorrow I fly to Perth (wah-hoo!), which means tonight I pack for Perth (oh my!).
Packing ‘n organizing ‘n picking ‘n choosing has become nearly second nature for me. I have set packing rules: 1. try everything on before it is packed and 2. ensure it actually has a purpose. And without exception, I always follow my self-imposed packing rules… that is, until now, tonight. Why? because I can’t.
I’m too big for 85% of my summer wardrobe; I’m too big for my summer dresses!! I tried on my beloved beach dress (remember it?) tonight and I RIPPED it. Ripped the seam right down the side.
Oh what a tubby-girl moment that was.
It’s depressing staring my weight gain in the face. Depressing seeing it in such black ‘n white. Depressing knowing I fit these items a mere few months ago. And depressing seeing some of the dresses’ zippers a good few inches apart (seriously, how did I once fit this dress?).
But look. I can’t say I’m weepy about it. It is what it is, and although I’m fairly hefty (for me) these days, I know I’m trying, and for now, tonight, that will have to do. (I’m actually getting up at 7am to run with Sam, before meeting Anna at the airport at 1pm.)
Which, Little Blog, brings me to you…
Because as we all know I don’t do well when it comes to travel and food. My healthy-mode switches into whatever-I’m-on-vacation mode, and all hell lets loose. (Remember when I returned from Aruba last year? Yikes!) But I want this trip to be different. I want to keep my head in the game this trip and continue to run, try out a new crossfit, and not eat all the ice cream in the world.
This morning I weighed 79.1kg (174 pounds) <— HOLY HELL. SO THERE THAT IS.
My goal will be to stay the same.
But I was hoping to ask for some help. How do you stay healthy while on the move? How do you not decide to give in and say ‘whatever’ because you’re on vacation? I’m so nervous I’ll gain my recent weight loss back, and lose the awesome routine I’ve recently created? I want to enjoy my trip, enjoy a glass of wine on a beach, but not go crazy - y’know?
Any suggestions and/or tips would be oh-so appreciated as I’m determined to put in a healthy effort on the road!