I will confess: I let it all go while I was on the road for the last few weeks--heck, I let it all go for the last couple of years as I toured.
I can say that I didn't meet a plate of french fries, or a plate of pasta I didn't like since 2009. And then the workouts: well, let's just say that even though I brought that awesome foldable yoga mat with me everywhere as well as my workout wear . . . those things didn't often get used. It's a hair thing too. I like to travel with my hair straight so I don't get that bird's nest of matted curls when I'm on the plane (not to mention traveling with wet hair); and if I sweat, well then my hair isn't straight and then . . . -- well, as you can tell I had a bunch of "reasons" that I ended up packing on the pounds.
1. I am officially "off the road." Whew! As much fun as it was, it was impossible to stick to a good diet and exercise regimen on my hectic travel schedule.
2. I have gone low-carb (this is day 4) and I think I can stick with it for a few months with some new additions to my diet. (E.g. Harmonized Protein Powder in iced coffee; Pasta Slim noodles; and more water than I am comfortable drinking when I am on the road if you know what I mean!)
3. I'm getting almost as intense a workout as I would working out with a trainer. I bought a timer app for my phone that allows me to do Tabata intervals. (More about that in another post.) The timer does a visual countdown, but also has a voice prompt that says "Ready?"in a really energizing way and then the bell rings for the next round. I'm getting my butt kicked by a timer voice! It's great!
So wish me luck on this journey. I'm looking at Feb. 1 as my goal weight deadline. Yup, I said it out loud: that means accountability. See you in the gym!