My body is super sensitive to junk. Our beach trip was fantastic, but I am paying for it now!
I did not count macros, calories, or anything on vacation. I believe one cheat meal a week isn't going to wreck my progress, but four days of junk sure did!
I had an 11 pound difference between the morning we left for vacation and returning home.
I've mentioned it several times that I am always going to have to work to keep my weight in check. I can pack on pounds like you wouldn't believe. As long as I can accept that fact, I can win the battle. I'm never going to be one of those people who can eat anything they want without a care in the world. And that's okay because I know exactly what I have to do to achieve my goals.
When we got home, I immediately began tracking my food. I felt so much better too! I didn't feel as sluggish and bloated. I've dropped four pounds in the past two days. I know a lot of it is water retention and it will come back off. So I'm not stressed at all!
I also jumped right back into my workouts as well. I taught two hours of class plus I'm attending a two hour dance party to raise money for the Livestrong cancer foundation. It will be tons of fun and a great workout.
I believe losing weight, eating healthier, and staying active is so much easier when I can stick to a schedule. As long as I have everything planned out, I can easily stay on track. If you're struggling to lose weight, make it a point to plan your meals and schedule your workouts. Once you get in the habit of doing it you'll find it so much easier to accomplish everything.