When I first arrived in Spain one of the most nerveracking things I had to get a handle on was driving on the other side of the road, and the other side of the car. I don't know why it was such a huge deal for me because I'd lived and driven in Monaco previously, but I don't love driving at the best of times, and I think I've just lost my confidence as I've gotten older.
It's summer holidays here in Spain, and as I count down the days before heading to Mallorca for a week's boating holiday with my son and friends I wonder if it's at all possible to lose 4 kilos in five days? Not likely! Maybe if I only drink water and don't eat any of the food I'm preparing for drinks at my house this arvo, and, if I do two hours instead of one hour exercise each day this week, and, turn down all other social events in between? Am I that disciplined? Um... no, not lately. I realise this is a really good opportunity for me to test my will power, to see just what I can do when I put my mind to it. Maybe I'll do just that (well not the food and drinks this afternoon, but surely the other things are entirely within my power to achieve)...
UPDATE: I started writing this late yesterday afternoon before I remembered my guests were due to arrive within the hour and I had Tapas to prepare. And, as predicted I didn't abstain from the drinks or Tapas, and, because I was feeling slightly seedy today I only managed one hour at the gym.
The problem is I've spent the past two months over indulging, travelling, entertaining visitors and every day I put on a bikini I feel just a little more like Wilie the Whale. It's fabulous being able to pop over to Amsterdam for a few days, but cycling around the city hardly makes up for all the yummy food and drinks I indulged in - ohhhh the Bitte bals. Then weeks and weeks of visitors, and wanting to show them the best of hospitality and Spanish food, on top of two weeks back home in Australia catching up on all the fabulous restaurants and favourite foods I've missed hasn't helped the waist line. Couple all this with limited exercise in between, and that's where blubber belly originated.
So, I now have four days to loose 4 kilos. Tomorrow is another day, and my resolve is strengthening, slightly! I wonder if I can just skip dinner tonight and that might make up for it? No! Why don't I just try and be a bit more realistic with my goal and go for 2 kilos by Saturday. Ok, that's a deal with myself, and now I've put it in writing I've got even more motivation not to fail. Wish me luck!