I don't know if happy kitty would be the exact right name to describe me.. in truth I suffer depression at times... low energy.. I've been anemic all my life. so maybe not.. BUT!
I have recently been working with a PHD student from Canterbury University... and we've talked about all the FUN things about exercise... (we are working on motivation for physical health)
So this sort of re-wording, I have found to be quite inspiring. So why not be a HAPPY kitty!
I was delighted to find spark today... last week i designed some templates to plan and track my meal plan and exercising... but to be honest with you, this is easier.. plus it has points and awards.. how fun :D hehe
Ummmm that's about it.... I think I should go buy Zumba Exhilarate today.. in my opinion it's a significant out lay of cash.. and I actually don't "love" it. like other people claim to... BUT...
i find it low impact and I am suffering joint damage when running at the mo.. so that might be good... and also.....................
For some reason.. if i just have it playing.. and not doing it.. and do something else like my exercise bike.. I find that really cool - something visually stimulates me to keep biking :)
But on the other hand.. ohhh the cost. lol.
I asked a somewhat new friend to be my running buddy.. (Liv) she's a very very awesome girl, works in radio.. she recently had gastric band surgery and the weight is melting off her.. (not cos of that i dont think.. i think cos of the food counseling, exercise and the insulin readjustment that the band allows). She's quite short so weight on her unfortunately is noticable.. despite her being gorgeous regardless.. But, I'm very happy for her to be so proactive. I think that's awesome.. and.. if we can work together.. why the heck not! :D
I'm a bit funny about all this "weight loss" stuff... the way i see it.. your weight is merely a representation of where you are in life... your hormones. calories in and out, stress levels, life stage, etc etc.. and I certainly don't believe in trying to meet an ideal your body can not actually do..
The lowest weight I have ever been is 86kgs, (I'm 1.68 meters tall) I happened to be doing perhaps 2 - 6 hours physical activity every day... eating mostly vegan.. little bit of fish and cheese.. and a few biscuits.. cos.. God cursed with the love of chocolate. lol.
I can't imagine ever being healthier than that... it was hugely time consuming. - And I plateaued.. gave up and put my weight on again.
So if a weight target is the goal... i personally don't find that motivating.. at all. What if you cant physically reach it? what if you aren't any happier when you reach said weight. (Cos of other problems in life).
What does motivate me tho... is..
the physical freedom to do what I want..
I used to dance all night.. ohh i'd love to do that again... My fitness friend (Tania) said she went for a walk then broke into a 1 hour run just cos it felt good.. I desire this GREATLY. running feels awesome. I used to run every day.. injury or not! it's as addictive as chocolate!
I want to get into hang gliding.. so I want to have the physical strength to hold up my body.
and If I have children.. or get married.. (which is on the cards)... I want to have the physical prowess to be playful with them.. or to actually look decent in that dress that I love!
I can imagine this playful energy effecting all of my life actually.. So maybe that should be my motivation : "To have playful energy in every day " :)
And whether that's 100kgs.. 90.. 80 or whatever... That doesn't really matter. It's possible to feel good about yourself at any weight.. that's just a number. :) being able to run up Mount Vernon at any weight.. however, is another story. hehe.
I'd like to touch in every week and talk about motivation. I did make a you tube video actually.. it's a long story.. I'll talk about it another time,
But the most motivating picture that i put into the video is this:
( I don't know the girls.. but I notice they are wearing hydration packs.. so i assume they go up quite frequently) this over looks the city we live in :) - Christchurch of New Zealand. And they are running along the tussocky hills known as the port hills (mount vernon is simply one of those ridges).
So my goal for today... part with loads of cash ... in exchange for zumba...
I've put it off for two weeks already! hehe.
Mood: Hopeful :)