I weighed in this morning and was happy to see that I've gotten back to my pre-holiday weight of 11 stone 7 pounds which is 3 pounds in just under 2 weeks. Really really glad that I didn't let my holiday interrupt my new way of life and proved to myself that I can continue to lose weight, as I had been stagnating in the weeks running up to my holiday. New determined me!
However, the past week I have been really ill with a bug which has just completely wiped my out. Luckily it was the kind that put me off my food, not one that made me want to eat everything in sight. This definitely contributed to me losing those extra pounds.
I've been feeling better over the past couple of days and eating normally again and so I decided to go to the gym. I got on the treadmill and could only run a mile at a slow jog before I was absolutely exhausted. I was so so disappointed I wanted to cry. I've spent the past 6 months building up my fitness, running weekly 5ks and I was hoping to do a 10k in 4 weeks time and now it feels like this illness has completely undone all my good work!! I know that it won't be hard or long to get back to normal, but it felt like a massive step backwards and has undermined my confidence completely!
I'll be heading back today and will try some more gentle cardio and hopefully I'll be back to my usual self soon...