Monday, July 23, 2012
It is time I broke up with the scale for a while. So, with that in mind I needed to focus on a new goal. Something non weight related, something that I can more or less control. Enter
The 5K, not the marathon! I'm not that mental.
It is in 33 days. The only other one I could do is in 9 weeks, and my motivation won't last that long (although I might do it anyways, as my 3rd 5K run!) I haven't been running regularly, but when I have run it has been successful. I have been doing boxing and strength training, which is keeping me in good shape.
My training starts this week. I've even written a training plan! If this week goes well then I'll sign up for it. My goal will be a sub 40 minute time, beating my last time by 2 minutes.
Right, crazy lady, party of one!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
One month ago to took my measurements for the first time. These were the results
Bust - 99cm (at the nipples/widest point)
Waist - 83cm (at the natural waist, slightly above my belly button)
Hip - 109cm (at the widest point/ my big butt)
Thigh - 62cm (mid thigh)
Today I took them again, 1 month later. Here are my new measurements
Bust - 98cm
Waist - 80cm
Hip - 106.5cm
Thigh - 58.5cm
So that means
Thigh - 3.5cm
Even accounting for a margin of error with the tape measure (no way to measure in exactly the same place) there are definite results. The thigh measurement proves what I have always though, that I lose from my arms and legs first.
So, screw you, scale. What do you know?
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I took my mother shopping this afternoon. I was wandering around while she was in the changing room, looking for more things for her. We were at a.... ummm.... 'older lady store'; They mainly cater to the 40+ crowd, and specialise in plus sizes, although they do carry a few items in smaller sizes. Since I am none of the above I was not looking for anything for myself. But then I saw this top, and I thought it was quite nice. Then I checked, and they had one in the smallest size, a 10 (the sizes run a little big at this store). I tried it on and it fit perfectly. It is a similar style to the tops I have been wearing, just with a clingy fabric instead of the long flowing material.
What do you all think?
Bonus, mum paid as a thank you for helping her shop. She got 2 pairs of pants and 7 tops that all look great on her. Double bonus, it is a size freaking ten! I don't care that their sizes run big, I am wearing a size 10 for the first time since I was 10!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I went to the mall tonight for a few bits and bobs. I managed to score 2 bras for $40! I love half price sales! Anyway, I was browsing the clothes section and I realised that I have no idea how to dress myself now that I'm not fat. I'm not thin by any means, but I'm not fat anymore. I used to hide myself behind flowing layers, wearing only lose clothing and baggy tshirts. Now, I have no idea what to wear! I am still wearing my 'fat' tops, but I wear a belt with them to pull them in at the waist. I would love to move away from the clothing I turned to when I was 10kg heavier, but I don't know where to start! So, what to do? I need Gok Wan and I need him right now!
In other news, I had an interesting day at school. I took in some purple carrots for the kids. We peeled and cut them, then the adventurous children tried them. They were fascinated by them, and amazed that they tasted just like orange carrots! My workmates were funny as I was eating my purple carrots. One teacher, who I love, said that knowing me, it was actually normal for me to eat purple carrots. Her theory is that they fuel my strangeness. Hehe, she is awesome!
I also ended up looking after another class this afternoon. Their teacher had a meeting, and I had non contact time, so I volunteered to watch the class for the afternoon. They were a little rowdy, as expected when a new teacher is with them. At the end of the afternoon 3 girls came up to me and said that they couldn't wait until they were old enough to be in my class! AWWWWWW! I wish they would say that to the principal; It might work in my favour when my contract is up.
I was supposed to do strength training tonight but I hurt, so I skipped it. Shopping is exercise, yes? Lifting cookies to my mouth is strength training, yes? OK, maybe not, but a girl can dream!!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I had just finished boxing class. I was chatting to a friend. One of the men, who was standing behind me, started talking to me. I turned around and saw he was shirtless, getting changed in the group fitness room. I said "Oh" and turned back around. He inquired as to why, and I said I didn't want to see him shirtless. He got offended, and was asking me why. I just said I didn't want to see anyone shirtless, and that there were changing rooms available. He got pissed off at me and called me a prude! Then my friend got on the bandwagon, too, and started giving me a hard time about it.
I am really annoyed. I have never said anything before because no one has asked. I just turn around and ignore the situation. Some of the boys do it, and it always makes me uncomfortable, but like I said, I just turn away or leave the room. I don't think I am a prude, I just think there is a time and place, and the back of a group fitness room is really not the place. Swimming pool? Fine. On a stage at an all male strip show? No problem.
This is the kind of guy who will bring it up until the end of time. If he starts giving me a hard time next class... I love boxing, and now I don't feel comfortable going back because of this man. I'm not a prude, I just have no desire to see 60 year old men topless when there is a changing room 20 metres away!
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