Sunday, November 18, 2012
I've finally moved to my University town and moving out has become me brilliantly. I love it here, I love the town, I've new friends and everything's just perfect. The studying suits me as well.
I have a swimming pool right next to my flat, so no excuses there. The university has an excellent sports programme where I can take part in anything from boxing to climbing or Yoga and Zumba. I've decided to try Latin Aerobic, which is even harder than Zumba, but just as much fun. And I eat only when I'm hungry, (I have to pay for my own food now, so I consider better^^) and go swimming twice a week. The town is so little, that I can walk everywhere on foot, which means, I'm generally walking more. So all in all, just perfect for loosing weight and starting a new life.
But about two weeks ago, when i was in my way home, I tripped, twisted my ankle and apparently I've snapped a tendon in my right foot. So, sport's over for now. I can walk again, thank god and I guess everything will be alright, too, but still... I've just gotten used to my exercise routine, and now I really miss it. I guess I'll just have to walk more and in about 4 weeks, I'm allowed to go swimming again.
So, not so bad after all, but I'd really like to go swimming today...
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
My body seems to function like a clockwork. Every two months, I lose 5 kg. And when i say 2 months, I mean it. Always on the 1st or 2nd of the month, I can step on the scale and I've cracked the mark. I started at 100kg on the 1st of april. Now, 4 months later, the 1st of august, I've cracked the 90. I weighed in at 89.8 today.
And it's so much more than that. Now, I've gone from a BMI of 33.9 or something to a 29.9.
That means, I've gone from obese to overwheight. One step on the way. I feel a lot better, you can actually see that I've lost weight.
I've gone from a (german) pant size of 44-46 to a solid 42. I can feel bones I didn't even know I had. I feel a lot more healthy and active, I do more sports and I actually feel the muscles I always knew I still had somewhere under that fat. I've never been an unsporty person and I have remarkable amounts of nice muscle mass under all that fat, you just couldn't see them.
In my early teens I've been quite serious about swimming, being in a club and exercising on a very high level three times a week. When I was 16, I just felt I had enough for a lifetime and I quit. Since then... I just gained weight. I mean, I've never been slim in my entire life, I've always been overwheigt, even with all that training, but after I had quit, I just sort of lost it.
Now that I'm back on track, I picked up swimming again. I'll never be as good as I used to be then, and I'm only going once a week, but it definitely does me some good. When I started a agin in january, I could barely swim for half an hour on a fairly low level before I was completely exhausted. I was shocked at my poor condition.
Now, I can easily do a 75 min. workout of varying intensity. I have an exercise plan with intervall and sprint trainings, completed with some strength and special exercises. It's definitely getting better again and having been in a club gives me the knowledge to put together my exercise plans.
I just need to keep up going every week. Recently I've also started to do some strength-training, especially for my abs. One day, I might actually be able to see them, after all that fat is gone ;)
Friday, July 20, 2012
Gosh, I'm finally growing up. I've applied at a university that's a little further away from home, so I definitely will have to move out.
I really like staying at home. I get along quite well with my mom and I'm running the house anyway. Also, it's cheaper^^.
But now, I have a little apartment in a girls dorm very close to my university and I'm so excited about it. Really running my own household, Shopping for myself and doing my own laundry and all this boring stuff seems so exciting if you do them on your own (in the beginning, I guess).
I'm also really happy to finally use my brain again. I got a little bored over the last couple of months. I'm used to studying and I want to learn something new. That, too, won't keep for very long I presume, but at least i can learn a new language and have a new routine in my daily life.
I've also already checked out how far the next fresh-food supermarket is from my dorm and the swimming pool, so i can keep up my weekly exercise routine. It's all very close to where I live and as the town is so small, i can do everything I need to do there by bike or on foot.
Now i'm running through the house and contantly making lists of "I have to take this with me" or "I need to buy that". I've already made a list in my head for my favourite books that I'm going to bring along and made plans on where to grow my basil for cooking. Stupid, I haven't even signed the contract, yet. But I'll soon do that, I've already reserved a room.
So all in all, everything's going really well and I'm finally getting some movement into my life. But I'll also miss my carefree life of sleeping in, working every once in a while and travelling.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I've just discovered food-photography ;) So I though I had to share this super awesome afternoon-snack. I tend to get a huge craving for chocolate somewhere between 3 and 5 pm, so I fixed myself this huge plate of vegetables and homemade dip. One is sour-cream honey (with low-fat yoghurt insead of sour cream) and the other is my pea-guacamole with lemon oil. The whole plate sums up to about 200 kcal but it was really satisfying. And much better than a bar of chocolate!
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