It's pizza time folks. In case you don't remember... the gym had a weightloss contest
. I set myself a personal target of losing two kgs this month and I did it. Gosh I feel soooo good. I'm in the sixties.. 69 but still 60s. Yay!
The best part of the entire exercise was that everyone, with the exception of one or two girls, lost weight.. everyone .. from aunties in their sixties to girls barely out of their teens. What a happy time it was at the gym today as everyone got weighed. I loved the camaraderie all around. For once everyone was actually competing with their own selves, sharing diet and exercise tips. What fun this month has been.
While on weightloss, I'm reading a book by Yaana Gupta.. "How to love your body and get the body you love". I found the title quite interesting and ordered it from Flipkart who seem to deliver books almost as soon as you press the 'enter' key on your computer.
The book has a section on smart weightloss. Yaana seems to have tried every diet under the sun and writes the pros and cons. She also talks about people like herself (and me) who are programmed to think of weightloss all the time. I found myself saying "ditto ditto ditto" each time she talks about her obsession with weightloss and 'healthy' eating. She says even 'healthy eating' shouldn't be an obsession. And I'm kind of beginning to agree.
Sample this.... she talks of a time when she was trying to lose weight and dreamt of having a pizza she'd had sometime earlier. Says she, "The longer I was on that damn diet , the more I thought of that pizza and fantasised about it." Sounds familiar, haan
And when she finally does have it.. it didn't taste as good as she'd imagined it would. So now I'm wondering whether Saturday would be such a treat after all! :-(
The point she's trying to make is.. don't make your body crave for anything.
Maybe I'll get to that stage someday.. after I reach 65kgs... maybe. For now I'll try to "get the body I love" and maybe later I'll try to "love the body I have."
I'm halfway through the book. Of course I skipped ahead and read the bit about weightloss first. She says the same thing my trainer had told me.. "concentrate on weight training for sustained weightloss as it boosts your metabolism instead of just getting rid of calories through cardio". Remember I'd promised myself
I'd do that? But there's something so addictive about cardio I got caught up yet again.. So one more time.. the same resolution.. Less cardio, more weights. That even means lesser time at the gym.
Yes I know I'm going on and on about this whole thing. But then I've bored all my friends to tears with my obsession I couldn't possibly leave out you guys. :-)