Guidelines for Starting Fresh & Losing the Holiday Weight

Hello Beautiful People ❤

Happy Sunday to you all! Sunday’s are bitter sweet in my mind; one hand a lazy Sunday can be a great way to unwind and on the other it is the gateway to Monday.

As you may know, I was on my holibops a week ago. I would love to say while  I was away I ate plenty of fresh fruit and drank water in abundance, I did not. I ate everything around me and probably drank more. When I am away, I try to stop worrying about healthy eating and fitness regimes. In hindsight it is a tad ironic given that it is when I am most likely to be wearing bikinis and the such. However I go on holidays to enjoy myself and that is exactly what I did – maybe a bit too much.

My week can be summed up below:

food blog, weightloss, positivity, motivationholiday, travel, foodie, food blog, photographymojito, sunny beach, travel, holiday, good vibes

I was supposed to get back on track the first Monday I was back. I kind of knew this wasn’t going to happen. I was sick with a throat infection and was pretty run down, which always tends to happen after a week away. The post holiday blues didn’t help in the motivation department either.


This is a fresh week. The sickness is almost gone, I’ve caught up on my sleep and basically have no excuses left. It’s time to lose the holiday weight and start feeling healthy again. I have made myself a list of Guidelines which I am going to try and stick with. I’m doing this post for anyone else who for whatever reason is starting fresh again this week and wants to join in 🙂

The Guidelines – The Food  

  • Protein with every meal
  • Fruit / Veg with every meal
  • No skipping meals
  • Eat every 2.5 hours
  • Minimum 2.5 Litres of water a day
  • 1 small treat a day
  • Minimum 1 cup of green tea a day
  • 2 – 3 cheat meals a week

The Guidelines – The Fitness 

  • Minimum 3 GOOD workouts a week
  • 2 must include weights
  • Each week one small bit more done in each workout eg an extra 5 mins cardio or 5 more situps.

 The Guidelines – The Mindset

  • One positive thought in the morning (can be anything at all once it makes you smile)
  • Each evening think of one thing you did well that day & one thing you want to improve on for next week.
  • If a bad food / workout day happens and it will – draw a line under it and start fresh.
  • Celebrate the little achievements

I know these ‘Guidelines’ may not seem too strict and I know there are people who do more than this. I am just thinking long term and what is feasible while working full time and still getting to socialise. I’m not someone who can cut out carbs, dairy and sugar completely, nor am I willing to. I am such a Foodie, I would be miserable! I will be continuing my updates in my weekly Confessions of  a Secret Snacker posts on Sundays. If anyone else wants to join me, I will also be updating on Instagram (follow here) and on Snapchat (daydreamerchic) I’d love to see what you guys are doing too to get back on the wagon.

Here’s to a Healthy, Happy & Fabulous Week

All My Love

Z x

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4 thoughts on “Guidelines for Starting Fresh & Losing the Holiday Weight

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