Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I don't know why I am so susceptible to the common cold! I already take a lot of precautions: I take a multivitamin with 100% of my RDI of Vitamin C, I eat a diet full of fruits and veggies from all colors of the rainbow, I stay hydrated, I keep my hands clean, I get regular physical activity... but I get at least five or six HORRIBLE colds every year. I'll often use +100 tissues every day when my colds are bad, and I blow my nose until it's red and raw. What can I do?
Thursday, February 09, 2012
"You're wasting away!" someone said to me today.
I know they meant it nicely, but let's get one thing straight- that is NOT a compliment!
Yeah, I'm way smaller.
But I'm also way stronger. I'm wearing a baggy sweatshirt, but if you could see my arms, you would see MUSCLES! And I don't know how you're missing my leg muscles, which you can see through my leggings! You don't need x-ray vision for that!
I know people have good intentions when they compliment someone on their weight loss, but saying things like "you're wasting away" or "you're going to disappear soon" can be more hurtful than helpful. While I'm small on inches I'm big on strength, and on health, and I don't like being compared to someone who is starving, impoverished, or sick... because I KNOW I don't look like that. And really, unless you're SURE someone has been actively trying to lose weight, it's probably better that you don't comment on their weight at all. While my weight loss has been intentional, I know that in many people it is an unwanted consequence of illness or stress. And nobody wants to be celebrated for being sick and anxious.
Mind your words, folks!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
First and foremost, I strongly object to my gym scheduling a strength class and swapping it for cardio at the last minute. In preparation for the strength class I did my own cardio BEFORE the class, and then got hit with another sixty minutes! Ouch!
In other news, there is a girl about my age who is also becoming a regular at the gym. In addition to attending classes, she has taken on the role of bossing people around. I've seen her around for about three months, and in the last few weeks she's been telling EVERYONE what to do. She tells other people how much weight to lift, where to stand, which direction to turn, etc. Sometimes her instructions directly contradict the instructor's directions, and she messes things up for other people. And it's not like they're asking for her opinions. It's really nice that she's starting to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the gym, but SERIOUSLY GIRL- keep your thoughts about other people's workouts to yourself! Unless you're asked for advice, stick to neutral topics like the weather!
Sunday, February 05, 2012
I've only lost a pound since Christmas, but it must have all come off my abdomen, because I officially have no pants that fit. None. I am now accepting cash donations to rebuild my wardrobe- just stick your money in an envelope and label it HOLISTICDETOXER... I'm sure the postal service will find a way to bring it to my doorstep!
(PS Don't really do that.)
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