So let's talk weight loss/gain. I lost a total of 20kgs towards the end of 2015 and decided I wanted to try competing in powerlifting. I focused my time training for the two comps in the first half of 2016 and gained about 2kgs which I chalked down to muscle (??). I wasn't as strict with food as I was the year before but I just wanted to get through my comp prep.
Second half of the year, we went on holidays. Gained holiday weight.. About 2kgs all up. Shrugged it off.
Then came stress. I couldn't acknowledge that particular stress very publicly because it was and is still a private matter. Still trained but food was waaaaaayyy off. By almost the end of 2016,I'd gained about 8kgs back.
2017 started and I was determined to get back to where I was. I had a few false starts and a lot of weight fluctuation. Then my coach left 😔 and I had to figure out what I needed to do next. So I started looking at options closer to home and decided I needed to keep my food in check. In the last two months, I've done that more or less. Crossfit and sticking to 1600-1800 calories a day. My weight fluctuated a bit the last couple of weeks because I had family here but I got back on track.
So I've lost 6 of the 8kgs I gained last year. What is the point of this long post? To say that weight loss isn't linear. Sometimes things happen and you fall back into bad, unhealthy habits but it's important for you to recognise that it is temporary and you CAN get back into the saddle and own your journey.
My goal for the end of the year is to get to 30kgs weight loss. I still have 12kgs to lose in total so I'll slowly chip away at it. My reason for weight loss is mostly health related (yo PCOS) AND I also want to be able to do a lot more pull ups 😂😂😂 We've got a big holiday planned in the middle of the year so I've already started my strategy (lol) to make sure I maintain the current weight loss while we're in Malaysia and India cos food will be in our faces. Thanks for reading if you've made it this far ❤