I know lots of people would absolutely love a 2 month holiday! As a teacher in the UAE, this year due to the Islamic calendar we have ended up having the longest holiday I have ever had in my working life. I have been off work for 2 months, I have travelled round Cambodia and Vietnam for a month and then have been around England visiting people, to Ibiza for a hen party and to the lake district for my sister’s wedding.
Which was supposed to be my inspiration to be slim with beautifully toned arms. What can I say? I failed drastically! Obviously, I have still fit into my dress, but my arms are far from toned and I don’t know why but they get this funny bit that sticks out at the side! I’ve always had that which is why I usually try and make an effort to keep my arms toned.
I am kind of making excuses here but it has been really hard to exercise and eat well at home. I have in fact put on 3 kilos since getting back! I believe this is for the following reasons.
- No routine
- No gym membership
- Shitty weather in England so don’t want to run in the rain
4. Catching up with people, you sound like a twat if you say oh sorry I can’t eat this or won’t drink this
5. Eating things that I can’t get abroad/in Dubai (like my dad’s garlic pizza)
6. Italian family- who’s way of showing love is by feeding you!
7. Hen do in Ibiza- how would I be healthy there???
Number 4 I find particularly hard, to be honest it’s something I have got better at, saying no or making a sensible choice. With trying to save money this year in addition to keeping healthy it is something I need to get better at!
I am now back in the UAE and have been sorting my life out. However, have a really bad head with cutting down my carbs. I have been eating healthy for 5 days and feel like it has been a lifetime, but definitely feel better already (apart from the bad head) for getting back on track.
So now I am back to work, back into routine, living in my own home and also about to be certified as a personal trainer, I have no excuse right??!!
We shall see. At least I will be able to empathise with clients about trying to keep on track with healthy habits. Will keep you posted.