Tuesday, July 7, 2015

When Was The First Time You Thought You Were Fat?

This poster caught my attention.  "I wish I was as fat as the first time I thought I was fat!"  Isn't that the truth.  Do you remember when you first thought you were fat?  For me this statement immediately summoned a memory of full color and detail.  I was eighteen years old and abroad in business school.  I remember I was wearing a size four navy, wool skirt with pinstripes and a camel colored wool blazer.  I weighed 135 pounds just up from 129 pounds.  One of my friends said with disgust, "Gina, you are getting fat!" If I had only known.

If I had known what I now know about life, people and how heavy I would get over the years that comment wouldn't have taken such a root.  Nothing and I mean nothing was jiggling on that body. It was as close to slim perfection that I will ever come and I didn't even work for it.  It was all genes and nature and I didn't even appreciate it.  What I would give to have that body now! 

Weekly Workout Recap June 29 - July 4, 2015

Week 2 Half Mary Training

Sunday - Cross Train

To cross train I did my usual 1/2 hour ride with Robin in the trailer.  Limey was looking so cute I figured I'd give her a little photo shoot. When we arrived home Robin was asleep so I hooped for a few minutes then tried out a new Kettlebell program called The Swing by Tracy Reifkind.  Today was the first day and I plan to repeat the same 10 minute workout two more times this week.  I have ordered the book and will probably do a review. We will see.  It looks promising. See below or here.



Monday - Long Run 4 miles

"If you want to change something you have to change something."  I am a true believer of this statement by Chelsea Johnson, whom I interviewed for Meet The Amazing Chelsea. Check it out!

Yes, it seems so ridiculous that a long run would be 4 miles, but right now that 4 miles might as well be 10.  I am struggling to run the first mile in fact, I'm walking.  I can't seem to catch my rhythm till almost one and a half miles in.  On this run in particular once I finally caught myself and had an immediate urge to go potty.  I was just getting into the groove, but I just had to go.  Once I got back out on the course I was the last one running.  I didn't want to hold up everyone (we have a no woman left behind policy) so I finished up.  I had only done three miles and it was almost dark.  I decided I would continue on for my last mile and told everyone to go on and leave.  I would be ok.   This lady right here in the pic decided she would run with me so I wouldn't be out here by myself in the dark.  Mind you I run like a 15 min mile and she runs a 9 minute mile.  The gesture was so generous I figured I better do my best to keep up or at least not stop running. loool.  I made it the rest of the way, even with my lungs on fire.  It felt good to be challenged so I asked her would she be my half coach for the long runs and she accepted.  Thanks Alicia sooooooooo much!!


Tuesday - Rest Day

Today was my rest day, but I used it to do a bit of stretching and strength training.  I did my very, very slow sun salutations I told you about here. Doing slow sun salutations are really helping with my lower back pain and stiff hips.  Then I finished up with a second day of The Swing Kettlebell workout.

Wednesday - Run (Rained Out)

Wednesday's three mile run was rained out.  I was kinda looking forward to itbut hey.  I decided to do some Sun Salutations and call it a wrap.  Robin wanted to do some yoga with me and I had the perfect program for her, Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventures.  I found  it on YouTube sometime ago and had been waiting for the right time to introduce it to her.  

I put it on and she wanted to use my mat.  Long story short, I ended up having to participate as well.  What a workout.  Up, down, round and round we moved as we acted out the story.  I was panting lol but I was glad I did it with her.  I had to refocus her a few times and but she was really proud of herself in the end.  

I have included it below or you can view 'Stella The Stick Insect' here.  I'm sure we will be doing 'Norris The Baby Seahorse' next week.


As you know I am always searching for inspiration to stay motivated.  This week I found this interview by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with Tennis Legend Serena Williams.  Who as I write this post has just beaten her elder sister Venus Williams at Wimbledon 2015.  Congrats Serena!

You can view below or here.




Thursday - Cros Train

I used today as a make up day for Wednesday's rainy day and you can see how it went below or here. I rounded out the day with the final installment of The Swing workout.  


Friday

I showed up for this run earlier and with a far better attitude and with goals in mind to accomplish and things went well. 


Finally, my workout week was over and I was ready for what I have started calling my weekend wind down treat.  A nice little yoga session.  Normally I do an hour of Restorative Yoga but I thought I would try another video by the same instructor Lisa McLeod called Bed Time Yoga.  I totally enjoyed it and ready for bed.


Saturday - Complete Rest

Saturday was the 4 of July and it was raining cats and dogs.  Robin asked to do some exercise so I found these two videos on YouTube.

This video was great because it identified the different parts of the body, 
how they work and how they are used.  Robin loved it.



This video was just pure fun.  Jumping and dancing around to a cool beat. 


Here you can find the beginnings of my Toddler Exercise Playlist.  I will be adding more as we try out more exercises.  Hope you enjoy.

Oh, I have an NSV (non-scale victory):  I'm sure you remember reading about my bike seat issues at the beginning of my biking career. Well, I'm pleased to announce that I have gotten used to the seat and riding doesn't hurt like it used to.  I have removed the gel seat and I'm riding wonderfully without it. That or my lady bits parts have gotten tough in which case I'm not sure that is a good thing loooool!

Did you experience an NSVs this week?

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25 comments :

  1. I was so skinny in high school.

    I thought I was so fat!

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    1. It's unbelieve how crazy our perception based on circumstances can askew reality!

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  2. I was BEYOND skinny in high school. And I lost even more weight in college and can't believe I even considered dieting! LOL

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    1. It is crazy LaShawn how they have our minds on lock.

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  3. I am fat now. I was always 119 even after I had my son then I had my daughter and blew all the way up. I am 100 lbs overweight (according to my height) this is ridiculous I don't eat that much my problem is I don't move. I am a graphic designer so I sit in front of a computer all day long.

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    1. Kita I see they have the adjustable desks that you can bring up to coffe table height. I stand at them when I'm working in the coffee shop. They are surprising comfortable. Maybe that is an option. Also I have a Winter Strategy coming out in a few weeks which can help get you started.

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  4. This is an interesting topic. I have been "skinny" my whole life (genetics) but you know after 25 your body metabolism starts to decline a bit. I am no where near "fat" but you know I am not Skinny Minny anymore where I can eat what I want and not excerise and be toned just for breathing. I have to workout now to get my body in tone!

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    1. Kiwi, if you think its something over 25 wait until you are over 40. It's s beast!

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  5. I think I felt fat in junior high because I had thick thighs and lets compared to my classmates.
    In the 7th grade, I was tall and wore a size 4 maybe. I'd give anything to go back to that size.

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  6. I think I really felt fat when I started to loose weight and play sports (soccer) in HS! It was a wake up call. :-)

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    1. Yes exercise can be a major wake up call.

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  7. All through college and after my first daughter I was what everyone would call skinny. Now I after marriage and my second child have gained a few pounds. Maybe more than I would care for but with a bit if discipline, it will be all good.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Nicole. I have a free Winter Strategy coming out in a few weeks which may help when you are ready. Keep an eye out for it.

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  8. Love hearing about your health routine! You are an inspiration! I remember first thinking I was fat was when I was in junior high- I had matured quickly in regards to my body and had reached full height by 5 grade. I was at a fair of some sorts with many of my friends and there was a large scale which could measure everyones weight at once. We thought it would be fun to get on it and then check our own weight. My weight was 142# and the rest of my friends were just tiny- most where not yet at 100#. Yikes.

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    1. Thanks Amy! I'm trying really hard. Thanks for sharing you must have wanted to melt off that scale goodness!

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  9. Love hearing about your health routine! You are an inspiration! I remember first thinking I was fat was when I was in junior high- I had matured quickly in regards to my body and had reached full height by 5 grade. I was at a fair of some sorts with many of my friends and there was a large scale which could measure everyones weight at once. We thought it would be fun to get on it and then check our own weight. My weight was 142# and the rest of my friends were just tiny- most where not yet at 100#. Yikes.

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  10. I have been 5"9, 110 pounds since high school. I want just a little curve, lol.

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    1. Looool! You got me on that one! You are welcome to have mine. 😂

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  11. I'm naturally slim, but I think I went through a slightly chubby phase in about the 7th grade. I was back to my normal self by 8th grade though, lol. I've been pretty much the same size since high school now, but I definitely work out now to make sure I maintain my physique. Great job on your workouts!

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  12. I've been pretty skinny all my life. Of course as I get older I've gained a few pounds, but I never really thought I was fat. Great job on your workouts. Keep going.

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  13. I have felt fat as long as I can remember, so I can't really pinpoint a specific time. Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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    1. Hey Echo, I'm starting a community to share inspiration and motivation. I would love for you to join. If interested pls join my mailing list so I can keep you aware of upcoming developments.

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