Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What is wrong with my body?

OK I eat too much.

But seriously though, having gone through the hell of a sore body for weeks to get fit last year, travelling through Asia for 6 months, climbing various mountains and trekking for days at a time, you'd think I just might have lost a few kilos. But no, not even a few grams, I steadfastly remain the same weight I was a year ago, which is currently at least 10kg more than I should. OK... 15kg!!

Everybody says I've lost weight, and yes I am thinner in a few places. I'm only 2cm off from a healthy waist circumference of 80cm, but the fact is a huge amount of my clothes no longer fit me and it's time they went off to the op shop. But what exactly must I do to get rid of the excess baggage?

I cycle to work 3 times a week - that's 90km total - and am doing yoga almost daily. Hazel gets a walk most days and I'm pretty full on in the garden most weekends. I don't think I'm eating excessively, and I'm not drinking much alcohol either. I'm not on any of these crazy diets as I don't believe any of them work in the long run, and am just eating normal home cooked meals. Perhaps a tad too much of that yummy home made bread though!!

Today I tried on the ski bunny suit, with great trepidation, and yes it still fits. Just!! But I'm not sure I'd like to spend a day swishing down the slopes in it at present as the bum and hips are a wee bit too tight for comfort. Wedgies are never fun, and even less so when access is limited!! Tight wetsuits have to be the worst offenders....

I am not going to buy another suit - that one cost me an arm and a leg as it was, and I'm hardly going to get alot of use out of one in hot, dry old Geraldton - so I have no choice but to up the ante and do even more exercise. I've been meaning to get back into more long walks, but the recent school holidays and gardening seem to have caused some postponements. Sally and Sheridan get back from Tassie soon, so perhaps I can get reinspired. Not that I'll be able to keep up with them after all the trekking they've been doing in the last few months!!

Recently I did a walk up on the Moresby Ranges, and once I get a few more pictures together I'll do a report. I noticed that my walking muscles are totally different from my cycling ones, as I was quite sore afterwards despite the regular commuting. Beach walking isn't the same either, as the resistance of the sand makes it hard to get up sufficient speed. Yep, more walking is in order....

On another note I have at last decided to see a clinical psychologist to work through some of the issues as to why I ended up getting burnt out in the first place. Now that I'm back at work and fighting fit mentally, it's time to deal with those issues and develop some protective strategies to prevent it happening again. I don't imagine it's going to be an easy ride but it's one I have to take.

And now I must take Hazel for a walk before I head out to dinner hosted by one of the drug companies. Memo to self: do not eat to excess!!

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