Posted by: Steph | June 8, 2008

Boot Camp

You know those workout movie montages with good music? That’s my life until mid July. So far so good, I’ve lost 5 pounds in less than 2 weeks and I haven’t even cut carbs yet. That starts tomorrow, so in advance I apologize if I’m mean to anyone, but I may be a little bit grumpy without bread. With regards to exercise a typical week will incorporate the following:

Walking to and from work every day – 7km a day… 35km a week.

1 Pilates class

1 Hatha Yoga class

3 Full body training circuits

4 15 minute abs classes

4 Cardio workouts

1 Evening of Volleyball

…and golf next Sunday.

So as you can see, I am not kidding about the boot camp thing.

I know that I tend to be much more “judgy” about myself than others – when it comes to other women I find that things like mannerisms, style, and confidence can work to create beauty with every body shape. But when it comes to my own body… not so much. And also, I want to fit back into the jeans I wore before I quit smoking. I’ve been trying to really figure out why I want to get back to that size, so here is my completely shallow list of why I am doing this boot camp thing.

1. Look good in jeans. Because it just makes like that little bot more fun.

2. Fit back into my sleek black business suit because I feel more powerful in business wear when I am sleeker. Also, I know the look I am going for and it isn’t exactly working right now and part of the reason is that I am not comfortable in my own skin when I am heavier.

3. Have toned arms because I have always wanted them.

4. See if it is possible for me to have a flat stomach. Hence all of the intense ab work.

5. I m getting older – If I wait a few years to do this I may be stuck with this body forever and it doesn’t feel like mine.

6. I quit smoking, I quit Diet Coke, next step is to get fit.

7. Money – I am competing with a few people to see who can loose the highest % of their body weight by June 27th.

8. Proving that I can do it. I don’t need to live on Diet Coke and cigarettes to be skinny.

9. I don’t want to be that “slightly heavy” girl. Weightism is unethical, but it is also alive and well.

10. It seems stupid not to make this effort when I have all of the tools at my disposal and the body that has the strength to do so much exercise. Moderation has never been my strongpoint so I should use that to my advantage.

So turn on the movie soundtrack and please don’t offer me any sugar. Wish me luck.

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Responses

  1. You have to do something!

  2. So which songs go on your soundtrack/montage?

  3. Naturally you are beautiful in any guise but I whole-heartedly support the pursuit of an ideal. Since the journey is what counts, it hardly matters that the destination is misguided.
    Besides – power suits are cool.


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