|Image from here. La Lucciola is one of the many restaurants we frequented.|
Until I arrived.
Until I laid eyes on my first menu. Oh my!
Until I had my first beer in 8 weeks.
I knew it would be near impossible to follow the schedule. Impossible to have a relatively low-carb diet. The food was too good! There were too many new things to try.
The whole week revolved around food. We had our own chef who made us breakfast, lunch and/or dinner when we weren't out and about. We frequented some of Seminyak and Ubud's best restaurants. The flavours were incredible. So many new dishes to try. New fruit. New desserts. There may or may not have been a pork-belly dish that was sampled... when in Bali...
I tried to off-set some of the excessive consumption with exercise. We rode bikes. We went for runs. I even did a 2 hour Yoga class with the most amazing human noodle as the instructor. I sweated for hours after the class finished and my arms were sore for days. But I knew it wouldn't be enough.
I dreaded the scales upon my return. I left it until Monday (four days after I got back) before I braved it. I had a bit of post-Bali belly in the interim which I felt sure would only help my cause, although was really quite awful!
75.2kg. An increase of 700g. Not too bad considering.
I have the rest of this week and another two weeks after to complete this challenge. I am going to go hard, and then go home.
I hope to reach 73kg by the end of the challenge.
Do you put on weight when you go on holidays? If you do, how do you deal with post-holiday weight gain?