A big hello to the anonymous person who emailled me re the last entry and told me to Get Over It and Move On.
Well, DERR! I did! That was the whole point of the entry! Here’s the sentence with the big clue: "I am SO over it, all that anxiety and stress and excuse-making. I ready to move forward." But it would have been a bit of a pointless entry if I had not explained to you what I was getting over in the first place.
As I also said in that entry, I’m back on track and this here new entry is about my plan of attack.
First thing I’ve decided to do what I did waaaay back in 2001 – weigh in weekly and post it on here. Put it in public every week, good or bad, instead of updating only every few weeks when I’ve had a decent result! Mwahaha. Some seriously accountability is needed. Since Wednesday was Back On Track day, that will become Weigh Day. I might even get myself a blow-up doll and dress it up like a Weight Watchers Weigh Lady, and teach it say, "You coulda peed half a pound", "Did you drink all your water?" or "Well maybe it’s coz muscle weighs more than fat" and other banalities.
Fitness wise, I am sticking with gym classes for the next six weeks or so. Soon I’ll be moving in with SC and away from my Fancy Gym, so I want to do all the Fancy Classes while I still can. I will have to take my pampered ass to the local council gym once I make the move, but I always knew I didn’t belong at such as posh place anyways. Och well.
Since this new gym won’t have as many interesting classes, I’ve come up with some new challenges for 2005.
- After the wedding it’s back into the running and I’m going to do the Race for Life 5K in June. It’s for a good cause so this means I will have to guilt-trip myself into action.
- Learn to ride that freaking mountain bike without crying like a big baby! Did I tell you about that last summer? I can’t find the entry/ SC tried to get me to have a go on his mountain bike and of course, I freaked out coz I hadn’t been on one since I was 11 and forgotten how. Rather, convinced myself I had. Made a huge deal about it and got self-conscious after pedaling three metres and cried. Long story. Anyway, I will learn to ride that damn bike come summertime.
- Try SC’s kickboxing class that he’s been pestering me about for ages. It’s 90 minutes – the first half grueling cardio and strength work like skipping and press-ups, then you get into the sparring. It ain’t Body Combat – you get to kick and punch REAL PEOPLE. He says it is a grueling workout and really helps the ol fitness levels. I say kicking the crap out of each other once a week will help to iron out any tension in the relationship. I am scared coz he is quite fit and so are his friends, but the other part of me is curious and really loves to KICK!
If I can get these done in 2005, then 2006 will be about me learning to swim again, since I seem to have lost the ability to do more than swallow water and snort it out my nose when I try to do some laps. How the hell do you forget to swim? I guess I am the same moron who forgot how to ride a bike, so anything’s possible!
Anyway, the food. I am finding it much easier to eat well without my sister. My tastes are much simpler (okay, lazier) so I am making less complicated meals with fewer ingredients. I’m sticking to around 1500 cals per day, as recommended by Slimming magazine, but increasing that slightly (1750 or so) if the body sings FEED ME on an exercise day.
So today is Day 5 and I’ve handed some dicey situations really well. I had a good chat to SC and told him about my Hell For Leather approach and he’s been really great having healthy food at his place and coaxing me down from the ledge when I went into crazy sugar-withdrawals (mixed with PMS) on Day 2.
I’ll be back for Wednesday Weigh Day so stay tuned! How’s your week going?