For many months, my weight had remained stable, around the 74kg mark. It was slightly up on my lowest weight but I was quite content, especially since I was not really exercising. I wasn't drinking water like a boss and I wasn't even getting to measure 10k steps per day on my toy any more.
Why the fight?The real game changer though happened from July. As I said before diet is a constant battle and the temptations of BBQ food and the accompanying beer took its toll...
I think though the biggest factor was quitting the ultimate appetite suppressor: cigarettes.
And it continues to the point now, in November, that I am almost 10kg heavier than at the beginning of the year. Time for action.
How to fight?Back to the basics of the 2 life changing habits I am going to have to eat less and move more.
Eat LessI've being toying with vegetarianism this year, and to some extent even veganism. Whilst I love bacon too much to go the whole mile, I think a lighter, balanced diet should be practiced again.
I don't want to diet per se, and I don't really want to "soup" again, but less meats and less binge eating will surely help.
Move MoreI have revisited in the home gym. I am into my second week and on to the sets x3. It's incredible how much "fitness" you lose. My balance was terrible and I had virtually no strength.
Even after a week, I think I could do the 22 Push Up Challenge should it ever come around again.