One month ago I set out to change my life and didn’t even wait for Monday to start. In short, I decided this year is the year I am going to find balance between indulging in delicious foods and staying in shape.
On top of that I promised to keep you guys updated on my progress and disclosed some numbers no self-respecting woman should reveal even under torture – my weight. Oh, silly naïve me! First month of the challenge is over and I am here to tell you that so far I am failing miserably. In some unimaginable way, in the month that was supposed to be the start of a new life I put on 3 pounds!
In February, I returned to my regular work outs 3 times a week. I have to admit, there was a week when instead of going to gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I was so lazy I skipped the first 4 days and worked out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Not perfect, but still counts.
During the trip to West Texas I hiked for hours every day and was happy with myself for keeping up with working out on the road. The first thing I did upon arriving home was run to the gym. Excited to check my weight for the first time in a month, I pretty much jumped on the scale only to realize my weight went up from 157,6 lb to 160 lb. I am not sure whether it was frustration that took over me or pure anger. Probably the latter because my desire to crash the scale was real. And with my current weigh I could probably do it by simply stepping on it.
This stupid number made me question whether I should write February update, because it’s not what I expected to write. But as Russian saying goes, “you can’t throw away words out of a song”. Although disappointing, this is a part of the journey. In March I am going to be stricter to myself.
Here are a few resolutions for March in no particular order:
- 6 work outs per week
- Writing down everything I eat
- 8 glasses of water per day
- Coffee without sugar
- Dessert once per week
Nobody said finding balance is going to be easy, but I am willing to try.
Current weight: 160 lb. March, bring it on!
AUTHOR: YULIA DYUKOVA
Yulia is a Russian food and travel blogger who found home first in Sri Lanka for 3 years, then in Brazil for a year and is currently based in Austin, Texas. She is the kind of person who starts a research of the new country by googling “what to eat in…” instead of “what to visit in…” Yulia is a self-proclaimed “food nerd” who will spend hours reading on the origins of pecan pie before trying it and who doesn’t consider waiting in line of 50 people to get a cronut a waste of time. She finds it hard to keep her delicious findings to herself and that is the reason why this blog exists.