Saturday, May 31, 2008
It's my birthday this weekend ...
Yesterday when I did the shopping I did the whole "It's my birthday, I can have..." thing. It wasn't quite as splurgy as it would have been a year ago, but it was certainly not good for me.
Then there was dinner out and an icecream after. Dinner wasn't too bad. And one ice cream. Woo hoo. Big deal.
So why the HECK am I up TWO KILOGRAMS today??!
Bummer. At least I know you can't put on 2kg of fat overnight, so it's gotta be food weight that will 'pass' today and maybe a little gain.
But 2kg? Man. I knew I'd pay, but maaannnnnn!!!!!!!
Friday, May 30, 2008
I confuse the people at work.
Someone asked me "Are you still on your diet?" and I said "I've never been on one".
Someone said "What's the goal weight you want to get to?" and I said "I don't have a goal weight".
It confuses them. They have no idea what to say to that.
It seems that out there in the world, there is the general consensus that you can ONLY lose weight on "a diet". You must be making temporary changes and eventually you will stop doing what you're doing. People think that everyone must work on numbers - there must be an "ideal number" that all of us want to be, want to aim for.
They honestly do not have a clue what to think about someone who just has a healthier lifestyle now and doesn't have a specific end-goal in mind. I have an idea how I'd like to look, but I don't know how many kilograms I'll weigh when I look like that.
It's really unhealthy, IMHO, to think this way about health, dieting, losing weight. It's part of the reason the nation is full of obese people. We (collectively) have no clue about just being healthy. About healthy attitudes to food. About what a healthy self-image is.
I wish I could fix the world. I love it here in "healthy land" vs "diet land". It's absolutely brilliant - and you get all the benefits of diet land without any of the side effects like low self esteem, complete restriction of foods you love, and living with that "end goal" focus instead of being just happy with where you are Right Now.
There's nothing wrong with having goals. They certainly help. But don't let your goal be the only thing you focus on. On your way to your goal, there are a whole host of things that will make your day. Enjoy every moment. Enjoy every thing you can do now that you couldn't before.
It's a journey, not a destination.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
No, it's probably not what you're thinking.
What is WITH all the trousers these days and the wide legs? From trackpants to jeans to dress trousers for work, I can't see my flipping shoelaces when I tie them! Pushing the pant back doesn't help, it just likes to sit forward, probably because I'm sitting on the edge of the bed.
Grrr, frustrating. Roll on skinny jeans! I know they're back, I just need to get me a few pairs!
Monday, May 26, 2008
So with my new trainer, I set some end of year goals. They were:
Do 1 chin-up.
Do 20 push-ups (on toes).
Run the 11km track near home.
So for a base, I went out there in the weekend and ran around some of the track to see where I'm at now, how much improvement I need to do.
When I got to the 5k mark, I thought "I won't make it to 6" and headed the short route back, thinking I'd just see how far back I could make it.
I stopped when I got out of the track.
Um ... yeah. That ended up being 7.5km. My road runs have been in the 3km range.
It was getting tough the last kilometre, and I'm not sure how much further I could have gone, but I seriously need to go try it again. I didn't stop because I had to, I stopped because the track did.
So my trainer wanted me to sign up for a 4/10/15k fun run in July. I was going to do the 4k. I think I'm going to have to do the 10k at least, and may have to consider the 15k if I really want a challenge.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Some of you know I've been training to become a personal trainer. I took my practical exam yesterday.
This involved doing a PT session on a client, while an instructor watched and evaluated me.
Apparently I was "textbook". There were two small things I hadn't noticed in this particular client's posture that I should have corrected, but not worth failing over, and I was "perfect" on the bench press.
So woo hoo!!! Anyone need a PT? :)
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