Saturday, February 25, 2012
You know - those late teens and twenties who have unlined skin and perfect bodies and whiter than white teeth that swagger down the street with their Ipods pumping out Pitbull (my favourite at the moment but probably not that young lol) and more likely pumping Miss PJ and Dum Diddy.
How DARE they take their perfectly shaped butts and lithe lean bodies for granted - grrrr!
Yes I am grieving in a pouty lipped way (grumpy 50 year old way not sexy Abecrombie & Fitch sexy male model way :D) about not being 21 and gorgeous - I am sure we all go through it.
I arrived at the place I did the 21 day water fast at 12 or so years ago yesterday. As I walked in both me and my inner (that guy who has been protecting me so much he protected me into being 140 kilos - long story) both went "Ohhh - this is feeling like Great Aunt Matilda's Lounge Room"
A place like this and water fasting means you spend a lot of time away from people - they have GREAT organic vegetarian meals and meal times are where you meet people....but I wasn't eating food so it meant 21 days of solace in great aunts house.
After spending 2 weeks with family and friends I realised that I had been ACHINGLY missing human contact after 9 months of being alone and the thought of just sitting for 21 days waiting for the cleanse to do its thing felt too static, too inactive, almost like I was just handing over the reins to my body and turning into a vegetable. And the rooms are bland white walled no artwork bland - why would I pay for THAT?
Within hours of checking in I started to research alternatives and found what is almost a Biggest Loser thing. 4 weeks (or longer) of great food, lots of exercise and a group personal trainer.
Let me say I KNOW I am very lucky to be able to just go and do this - so many people struggle to just live and feed and educate their kids and battle their weight so I KNOW I am fortunate to be able to finally (after 35 years) make some major changes... I feel very lucky...
After I lose 60 kilos I will be investing in plastic surgery to make me look creepily 21 so I can swagger down the street with my Ipod and cleverly concealed walker lol.
Well maybe not - but I plan to feel SEXY at the end of this!