Monday, September 19, 2011
I'm on Day 4 of Week 2 of my Healthy Living "challenge".
I've lost 2.4 kilos which could in fact be 24 kilos based on how great my body feels when I'm putting clothes on...isn't it amazing what the departure of Miss Puffy Face and Mr Bloated Belly do to your sense of well-being...I feel like one of those skinny chicks on the ads for Irritable Bowel Syndrome!
On the downside, my throat feels like I'm swallowing razor blades and my tonsils are giving a good impression of golf balls. Cue the immune system shouting out VERY loudly that some of the voting parts of my body are not yet onboard with the grand transformation.
I've been popping enough (odorless) fish oil capsules that I won't be surprised if I sprout a fin and I'm now also trying to have some Vitamin C...as long as it's sugarless I can have it (picture me standing in the health food aisle at the supermarket with a befuddled brain trying to decipher the food labels on all the bottles of Vitamin C....yes, quite comic).
Mark (I should clarify - he's not FROM the Biggest Loser but I'm sure he could give them a red hot go) has run me through my paces and I am amazed at how a seemingly amiable man can be so ruthless in the face of my pain. Unfortunately, his sessions have totally wrecked me for the rest of the day which has left me VERY short-tempered with the KATs and as SM is overseas we are struggling on as best we can
The house resembles a 'frat house' from an American sitcom as I have quickly realized that doing this challenge and trying to retain my high standards of domestic goddessness were incompatible if my children were to have some semblence of a functioning mother. Thank goodness the cleaner comes tomorrow!!!!
I have concluded therefore that my motivation and desire to succeed in shedding a large amount of kilos and getting into fighting physical form is inversely proportional to the amount of pain and discomfort that I am putting myself through.....perhaps that's the reason why I've been unsuccessful at previous attempts in the last few years?
You need to REALLY be willing to go that extra mile in all senses in order to see results. It truly is short term pain for long term gain.
Now if I could only have the energy to bend over and pick up the crap accumulating on my lounge room floor I'll really feel like a winner!
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