I’m back to tell you I am somehow down to 145!? I don’t know how it happened. I haven’t been eating particularly well or exercising…. but I am very excited about this!
Trying not to give myself too hard a time about it. A good thing though was that my legs were sore last night from the walk we went on – so that means it was a good workout right?
Yikes. Sometimes I think my scale is broken because it told me I weighed less when I stepped on with my clothes on than when I got on naked 30 seconds later. Sketchy.
Coffee with creamer
Small bowl of taco soup
15 minutes of calisthenics
This morning I felt ok – not good, not bad, not really feeling much at all honestly. I decided today I am going to try to remember the feeling of wonder & see where I can find some today.
I got some photos edited & listened to more of this online lecture series about losing weight without dieting. I am not sure if the lectures are helping at all – but might as well & I enjoy the teacher. I like this workout videos online that aim to get you a (kinda? lol) ballet dancer body without having to become an actual ballet dancer. Holy shit they are hard though. I do one 15 minute one & my body is like “no more!!!” lol. I was never one for going to the gym – the one near us feels very claustrophobic & gives me anxiety. I’ve always been one for working out at home or walking/hiking in the outside world. I generally prefer to be home most of the time.
With everything shut down right now what have you been doing for exercise? All of you are probably runners lmao such a good workout but I HATE running. Has your eating changed at all during quarantine?
I’ll try to do it tomorrow morning if I don’t eat too much salt for dinner to see what I am working with here.
- Coffee w/ creamer
- A small bowl of taco soup with some shredded cheese on it
- Broccoli with ma po style tofu
- Mixed nuts
- Fruit salad (berries & melons)
- Small portion of leftover thai food
I think I ate way too much today. Shit. Gonna work out fuck tons tomorrow (promising myself).
My husband and I took our three dogs on a walk around our neighborhood. It was about 2.8 mile) which, because it is quite hilly, my Fitbit tells me counted as 20 flights of stairs & 44 minutes of cardio. Yes… I am so out of shape that walking registers as cardio on my fitbit lmao.
The dogs are all exhausted right now & so are we. We walked by a cemetery but I didn’t feel much ghost energy from it. My father died last June so I have a lot of thoughts about spiritualism & ghosts & communicating with the dead right now.
Here is a photo of someone who inspires me. She’s a French-Canadian singer named Beatrice Martin but her band name is Coeur de Pirate (“Pirate Heart” in English) – she’s overcome a lot, is a talented singer & performer & is just so genuine & relatable in her interviews. I find her fascinating.
Sidenote: My hair is naturally the same color as hers. I have been hennaing mine to an auburn color for over 2 years & now I am trying to grow it out to be blonde again. It is an AWKWARD transition. You cannot color over or remove henna – you just have to grow it out – because it can actually start smoking & can REALLY fuck up your hair.
Another Sidenote: Luckily not many people are seeing me right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic & social distancing/self isolation. I keep having the urge to cut some of my hair off myself because salons are closed. Anyway, Beatrice Martin has a lot of tattoos (as do I) & brown eyes (as do I). I’m tempted to try a haircut similar to hers once my blonde has grown in more.
I think I am going to try to do some kind of exercise everyday for a while & see how that works out.
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