Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Not what you do but what you are.

Wise words from the book Run, Fat B**ch Run.

 Let running be not something you do but something you are.

 Something that is just part of your life, that monotonous rhythm or flow of work and workouts. 

 There is no debating about what to do or when to workout.

 You just do it. It's part of you. It's part of who you are.

And it occurred to me that the same applies to managing food. 

It's just something I do, practice moderation. 

 Getting to this takes time and grit. 

It's a slow weight loss but it's lifestyle changes. 

 The result? Looser jackets and skirts and trousers. 

 On my weight loss way. 

 But even more so, making fitness just who I am with my daily Taebo or other kickboxing fix.

An inspiring story here.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The scale and I

Anna: It is a lie.
The King: It is a false lie.  

From The King and I. And just like The King and I , so this story of "the scale and I" is of false witness.

False witness so that you do not trust the scale. Solely. In weight loss.

Different activities and different foods and different times of the month have an effect on the scale.

What we are looking for is the average.

Two weeks ago, I hopped on the scale and it showed that I had gained three kilograms. Even with some comfort eating and eating out in Melbourne, I had still had my careful days and had kept up my running and walking workouts. To gain over six pounds just didn't seem possible.

It was depressing.

And it wasn't possible.

Two weeks later, a different time of the month, back to mostly eating less crap and my continuing workouts, not only have the three kilos gone but so has another 0.7 kg - more than one pound.

Meaning that since I began my 100 days at the end of April, I have lost  1.7 kg, about four pounds. Which sounds slow but I am a slow loser., And my original aim was one kg per month - so I am on track!

Eating less crap and working out more sounds loose but it works.

My workouts this week? 45 minutes to one hour of cardio...walks and jogs, Taebo, Jillian Michael's new kickboxing  today.