Week 9: Less than a month until my trip!

I've been slacking, I know…

I've been distracted by my upcoming vacation. My last real vacation was last September so I am itching like crazy for some R & R. I'm going to Thailand and Hong Kong, and I absolutely can not wait!

I know we'll be doing a lot of walking, so I'm really trying to get into shape. I'm nervous about encountering all the delicious food over there that I'll want to eat. I mean, how often do you get the chance to eat dim sum at a Michelin-rated restaurant? But I'm hoping that walking a lot and other types of physical activity like hiking will balance it out.

My goal when I'm over there is to eat low carb for a big portion of the time, while also allowing myself to indulge here and there.

Her are some updates from week 9:

  • I've been satisfied with my weight loss progress so far. It's been slow but steady. I'm still eating low carb most of the time and working out at least 3 times a week. Though I confess, this past week I may have had a couple of pieces of my husband's leftover birthday cake. But I didn't gain weight this week, so I'm glad I didn't over do it. To balance last week's sugar intake, I will make it a goal to have no sugar this week, except maybe some whole fruit.
  • I've definitely been more energetic. I know this because I'm not constantly thinking about naps and feeling constant fatigue. This is a big deal because it was getting so bad that I even went to the doctor to make sure there were no underlying issues. I have energy now to do things after work, like cook, bake, knit and workout. Let's hope my energy levels just keep improving. There are still days where I'm tired, but it's not every day.
  • I'm shifting more focus on strength training but I still have trouble with it because I'm still intimidated and I don't enjoy feeling how weak I am. But I've been doing better and I know I just need to take it one day at a time. My goal is to do strength training at least 3 times a week, minimum 2 times. I do enjoy the slight muscle soreness from a good workout, though, because I feel like it's working!
  • I'm hoping to have lost a total of 15 lbs by the time I leave for my trip. It's been fun trying on clothes I haven't worn in a while and seeing that I can fit into them! For the trip, I plan to pack a bunch of workout clothes so I'll be comfortable moving and be more inclined to do more physical activity while I'm out and about.

Since I can't seem to stop thinking about my vacay, here are two photos from when I was in Bangkok and Macau years ago.

I'm so excited to go back!

Until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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