Monday, October 17, 2011
This weekend on Friday - Saturday I went to a workshop with Authentic Movement in Budapest (Hungary). I had no clue what it will be about, just knew it will have some Gestalt, and something to do with the body. And these days I like to do things around my body, to learn, to improve.
And it was so good. Finally, I could let go of my "thinking about things", and just give the permission for my body to talk.
I think, slowly I'm getting used to this new body. Smaller, thinner, more energetic, younger. Taking up less space in a room when I go indoors.
I feel more self confidence when interacting people. The thing is, I was not even aware about the lack of confidence, just I experience now, there is more of it. I'm more natural, I'm more in the present.
Sometimes, I get the feedback "But please, don't loose more weight!", usually from people whom I know for long. I don't like this comment, its holding me back. I know it's good will, but in the end, it's so difficult unrealistic to loose more then necessary. If they could imagine all the energy we put into making happen all the portion control, healthy food, exercise. So, I was quite resistant to this type of comment.
And now, one of us told that accepting the new body and the changes, is not only a challenge for us, but for the people around us. And sometimes they tell her, "Please, don't loose more weight!". And it sounds like, "please don't change more, it's already difficult to adapt".
Hm, that is a new perspective for me.
It's about change, not just for me, but for the people around me.
I think, I'll be more gentle with the people around me.
One of you wrote in the blog about the book "Who moved my cheese?", and the topic of change.
The biggest discovery about myself on this Authentic Movement session, is that my soul is changing, as my body changes. Somehow, my personality changes along the way. But I can't really put my finger onto it, but it's changing. I have more energy, different things interest me, I spend my time on new things, I listen to new style of music, I eat 180 degress different, I get connected to new types of people.
On, Sunday, we went to the Adidas Outlet in Budapest. As a reward, I bought some new performance clothes for winter exercise. I felt so good. Spending money for nice exercise clothes. And you know what, the main issue was to find clothes with slim fit!
Because, I have to go for the SLIM FIT now!
I'm so happy for the new clothes, I'll post some pictures of them later this week!
This is where I went to high school. Mikszath ter 1. I had the training nearby. It felt good to walk on those streets again. When people didn't look, I caressed the walls softly.
One of the trainers, Sabine: www.sabfab.com/englisch.html
Authentic Movement: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authentic_Move
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The pool, and run today in Szombathely, Hungary.
I was on my 6h train trip from Gleisdorf to Budapest.
As I did last time, I stopped at mid way after 3h, left the luggage at the station, did my exercise, and continued my train trip for another 3h.
1.5K swim, 5K run.
I miss the other 5K, both the feeling, and from my daily calorie differential. :-)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Yesterday, I went to Graz to sell some of my clothes that I cannot wear anymore, because I slimmed down.
I will make some pictures of my old and new trousers. I should change my shirts, too, all of them are loose, but maybe next year, I've already spent a fortune on new small clothes. (This kind of spending makes me happy!)
So, due to the trip, I had less time for exercise, so I made this the day off from running.
I planned to go to the pool Auster, which I did. It's the most expensive (4.6 Euro = 6.3 USD) for the evening ticket, but I was like if I spend extra, I rather spend it on exercise. I had my best time for swimming, 25m 34s for 1K breaststroke.
I remembered "There is a best time for exercise (anytime), and a best place for exercise (anyplace).", so I decided to fire up Endomondo on my phone, and do powerwalking when commuting. When I walk the fastest, it's about 10 min/K. I also skipped two stops of the tram. All in all, I had 56 min of powerwalk!
During the walk (when skipping the tram), I've seen a big shopping mall for sports (Gigasport). I got in to have a look, and they have a H U G E floor only for running. I bought a Nike long pants good for summer nights (€30 instead of €60). I've also spotted UnderArmour that you suggested. It was almost 19:00, so couldn't try on the winter pieces, but now I know where to return.
This is an art project - they painted the street in red to make people remember the importance of the small shops in the centre. The new shopping centres dragged the people away, and shops are closing.
How do you fit in extra bits of exercise in your day?
Any tips welcome!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Finally, the clock reached 17:00.
So, I jumped into my running gear, and hit the road directly from the office.
Beautiful sun, probably the last few days of the warm summer rays.
10K, finished below 60 min - I'm getting speedy.
I jumped on my bike, and explored a new bicycle road R11 toward Fehring.
I made a 60 min round (about 22K).
Then I took my bag at the office, pedaled home, to a shower, and hit the road to reach a movie at 20:00.
The Three Musketeers in 3D (English version) - passable. Defineatly not worth the 8.5 Euro (11.4 USD) ticket.
1708 kcal (Endomondo).
I'm not even tired.
What the heck is going on here?!
A qucik shot at the 5K mark at the running leg:
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