Time to get my Bikini Body back!

I’m setting myself a 9 week challenge. Why 9 weeks? On Friday I booked flights to Cambodia, departing on Christmas day. That gives me exactly 9 weeks to shed about 7 kilos and have a body to be proud of by the time I head off on my next adventure. Actually I’m not so bothered about what I weigh, more so about how I look. I have said to myself on and of for months that I must stop drinking, I must join the gym, I must start eating better but have not tried once to actually do any of those things.

Now that I have a specific goal, and a date by which this goal must be achieved I’m hoping it will help me focus better. Even though I have been feeling under the weather lately, and I know I will be drinking again next weekend as I’m going on a week end trip to Busan Fireworks Festival with a group of 50 foreigners to celebrate Halloween I have decided that is no excuse to postpone this challenge yet another week. Tomorrow I am joining the gym next to the school I teach at and I’m going to MAKE myself go there 5 days a week. No excuses.

For me, my eating habits are what affect my weight the most. My mid week eating habits are nothing short of simply atrocious. I wake up late, skip breakfast and arrive at work at 12pm hungry, As we don’t get lunch at the school, everyday I debate with myself about what on earth I’m going to eat. The choices are limited to fried chicken from the nearby take-away, pastries or sandwiches from the bakery downstairs, Kimbap (rice and seaweed roll) form the Korean restaurant, Pizza or Pasta from Italian place upstairs or a random collection of tasteless noodles, a packet of crisps and whatever else I can find in the convenience store. Due to this awful choice of unhealthy foods I try my best to bring my lunch from home but could really do with interesting lunch ideas that are equally healthy and delicious. If anyone has any tips, please let me know!

Okay enough talking about what I’m GOING to do. Time to log off, go to sleep, and be fresh faced when I wake up so have time to EAT BREAKFAST, make lunch and….go to the gym!

Wish me luck!!

Back in 2005, when I had the confidence to wear a white bikini and still have a smile on my face.

Back in 2005, when I had the confidence to wear a white bikini and still have a smile on my face.

  • Betty Londergan
    October 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Good luck! I know you’ll do it! — I always make a gigantic salad for dinner, don’t put dressing on it, and have leftovers for the lunch the next day. Add a hard boiled egg or sliced turkey (can you get that in Korea??) for protein, and you’re good to go! (and fruit for lunch dessert … or breakfast… always!) Can you get oatmeal to make quickly for breakfast? that really helps tide me over!

  • Miss Chanelli
    October 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Yay! I’ve given myself until december

  • Bond Street blogger
    October 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Hi janet, maybe taking a peek at my low cost, healthy food blod with easy recepies will help: http://wp.me/p3XzFf-1o – an inspiring blog you have.

  • Russell Smith
    October 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    It only gets worse. Wait until you’re in your early Fifties. Oy!

  • silkpurseproductions
    October 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Good luck! You’ll reach your goal no problem. Just don’t go overboard and make sure you are well…not just skinny.

  • Eric
    October 21, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Good luck! (Drink plenty of water!)

  • Our Life In 3D
    October 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Yes, eat breakfast, eat protein, and drink more water. More protein can help your metabolism speed up as well as help you recover from some good days in the gym. Good Luck!

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  • Tom Squitieri
    February 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    i have full confidence in you !