Monday, November 22, 2010
She would say:
Hey beautiful, where have you been?
You are powering along with these healthy lifestyle habits for months and then you abandon the plan somewhere & just stop running & weight training, totally.
I know you are getting slow results with the scale, but look how much your strength and stamina increases, how drinking all that water makes you glow!
Running! You took up a sport and ran x3 races this year! What is going on here? Let's lace up those shoes, fill up the water bottle and go, go, go!
Ok, I see you tapered off as you began the 10 k training, mid winter, and got out of sync with all that travel interstate too...
You kept reading here, that works! But stopped communicating or blogging.
You felt emotionally overwhelmed by the responsibility of assisting all your precious fellow spark friends.
Then there is the new family member, Scout, your one-of-these-days running partner, who is a mere puppy and has totally wrecked your fragile focus (along with the now six year old).
Ok, that is acknowledged, are you ready to consider solutions? To re invigorate and connect?
I know you want me and I know you can succeed, don't be discouraged, write down what works and put it in your diary!
Also, maybe you actually need to address the nightly consumption of alchohlic pear and apple cider?
Also, I know your "Fat is a Feminist Issue" self equates the word DIET with DIE but can you handle the concept of "PORTION CONTROL", like how French women get to sample 7 kinds of fromage, maybe?
Finally, remember you are energy in motion, all over lovable and loving. You are sensitive to emotions and must sometimes ACT instead of FEEL,
I Love You."
Thank you VirgoGuRL4 for the inspiration to write this letter!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
In the past few days I emptied out my jeans drawers.
I actually fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans...still a little too tight to wear however, or has my body shape changed so much?
I note to myself nothing stays the same, life IS change, flux, vitality, energy, movement.
So I bought x2 pairs of new jeans that do fit and look pretty cool also.
Plus I cut my hair shortish!
I don't fit into my early twenties levi's and I am keeping them as an art-piece they are so patched and ripped...
I am uncovering layers of my self that have been buried for around 5 years.
(The levis more like 15 years!)
I am about to run in the Mothers Day Classic in one state, then travel to another state to a very special exhibition my partner is in.
I have spent a few days working out my traveling wardrobe due to first I go to a freezing cold island, then I go to a pretty balmy place.
It is true we layer ourselves, whether in fat or in clothes I like to buffer myself from the potential harsh breeze of a critical gaze or mind.
I am a woman of many layers, and I like to go deep with others too.
By learning how to protect myself without the layer of fat I have uncovered these notions:
1. It is not about the scales or the mirror actually, they are illusory but do reflect my inner self worth in a given moment.
2. I could be skeletal and still think I am too much for certain people.
3. I can put myself first in terms of health, fitness and time boundaries.
4. I teach people how to behave toward me.
5. I am a possibility.
I am tired and must catch a plane with a 5 year old at 6 am. With a massive suitcase.
Still hard to lose all the baggage, but I have made a great start!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Last weekend was my first 5k race, this weekend was a spare minute to write about it.
First & foremost: a big hug and thanks to you, my spark friends, for cheering me on as I embody my athletic woman within!
The run was an hilarious adventure.
We decided to warm up by cycling from where we were staying in Hesket, to The Mysterious Hanging Rock.
Little did I realise this was 9 km away!
35 mins of mad cycling (plus me walking uphill once!) to get to the start of the 5 km race left us with just enough time to begin but with no time to rest or hydrate!
A mob of roos sprang out of nowhere to set the pace as we charged after the runners, making a very average time but completing ahead of the walkers.
I won a pair of expensive Japanese running shoes too which makes me smile.
I won the shoes for spinning a yarn on stage about the roos...ok I am a creative athlete, hope they have prizes like that everywhere, coz I had to say NO to the Endless supply of logo plastic water bottles littering the x2 “sports events” I have now attended, and given out to participants as rewards.
Plastic bottles, the biggest environmental waste of all time, worse than plastic bags by far.
And our stay at Hesket retreat was just divine, dare I say “romantic”?, anyhow, it was relaxing, affectionate, restful, peaceful, all that with spice! (not to mention kangaroos, emu, parrots and one curious peacock!)
"The beauty that embodies a dream
Has also the power to manifest a reality". Sri Chinmoy
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