After 2 children, copious amounts of wine to deal with the 2 children and lots of naughty chocolate binges I have decided that it is time to get my 21 year old body back (or at least not be so fat and wobbly!).
This is not the first time that I have attempted to lose my ‘baby weight’ in the past 3 years. Last year I ran the Malta half marathon and, although I trained fairly often and finished the race in a decent time, I never really lost any weight Perhaps this was due to the fact that I was still eating crisps and chocolate in the evening and drinking my favourite bottle of 2 Euro Cava?
Just before I started training for the half marathon my sister and I decided to go on a juice diet. This seemed like a great idea at the time, loads of celebs have done it and the results are amazing. Unfortunately after spending most of the first day trying to juice a million pineapples I felt so sick that I had to give up at 5pm!
Some people may think that I learned a lesson from this ridiculous fad diet experience but it would seem that I have not. Yesterday I started the ‘Cabbage Soup Diet’ and day 1 went pretty good. I had apple for breakfast, cabbage soup mid morning, cabbage soup for lunch, apple for afternoon snack and cabbage soup (again) for dinner. Day 2, however, has not gone so good…
I woke up this morning knowing that I could only have cabbage soup and vegetables ALL DAY and given the fact that I’m not a great morning person anyway led to a very grumpy me! I had broccoli, onion and pepper stir fry for breakfast then for mid morning snack I had the dreaded cabbage soup. By 12.30pm I had a stonking headache and felt sick. I decided to try to stick with the diet and had a paracetamol and more broccoli stir fry. By 1.30pm I was ready to vomit!
I swiftly decided that being voluptuous and alive is better than being skinny and ill so I have given up on the evil cabbage soup diet! I honestly do not know how anyone can eat that soup for a whole week!
I suppose the moral of my story is don’t eat delicious chocolate at bedtime, don’t drink any wonderful fizzy cava and try to eat balanced meals at sensible times…but that sounds very boring! I am going to try my best to get my bikini body back but if I fail then I always have cava and chocolate to fall back on