So my last entry was not quite 5 months ago--titled "Sidetracked" and BOY, did I ever get sidetracked.
One foot injury, a vacation to L.A., a break up with my boyfriend of 3 years and one move back to my parent's house later, and I would say SIDETRACKED is a good way to sum it all up.
I thought breaking up with a long-term relationship would be the best diet, but in fact, instead of starving out of sadness, the happiness of it all made me eat anything and everything (aaannnddd, maybe have a few too many drinks with the girls!)
So, I gained 11 lbs and a real affection for my old, unhealthy lifestyle.
Now, four months into my new, single and MUCH happier life, I had to take a step back and remember why I was putting in all that hard work in the first place. And trust, I was seriously in it to win it!
Now, as I excitedly await my 28th birthday next week which, may I add, I will be celebrating in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (first stamp on the passport! WOOT WOOT!), I seem to have found my *spark* again, albeit not quite as full force as the first time.
Still, I'm cutting down, cutting back and sweating more--and ya know, it feels pretty good to have that sense of control back again.
I'm happy to report I've lost 7 of the 11 lbs I gained back during my "low point" and and am well on my way to losing all that extra fluff by the time I hop on that plane with my best friend and a suitcase full of new fall clothes!
Granted, it probably helps that I have something to look forward to which lit the fire again, but hey, isn't that usually the case?
And I must say, being featured in the new SparkPeople book, The Spark (due out in bookstores in January) was also the catalyst for getting this butt back in action.
If I'm gonna talk the talk, I have to walk the walk.
And so here I am, lighting that spark again and feeling so great to have come out the other side.