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20Mar

Sometimes words come out of my mouth and I wish I could stuff them right back in there again!

Today’s little gem was as the title says…”I’ve got a strap on.”

This was in response to a question my personal trainer asked me. It was nothing untowards. We were actually chatting about my heart-rate monitor and he asked if it was just the watch that calculated it…no…”I’ve got a strap on”…I’ve got a fecking strap on…why on earth did that little phrase seem appropriate to utter in a gym?!

Credit to him though – he didn’t bat an eyelid. He either doesn’t share my filthy innuendo-filled thoughts or just has a far better poker face than I do. To be fair to me, it wasn’t until I got back to the car and sat there for a moment that ‘I’ve got a strap on’ popped into my mind. Mr WLB found it hilarious. Add the strap on to the ‘kiss’ at the end of the email and I might find myself having to seek a new trainer! ;-)

Seriously though, he is such a good guy – the trainer – I really enjoy my workouts and I hope to get him involved with some of my future events.

Thank goodness for punctuation though…I’ve got a strap-on vs I’ve got a strap on…a whole new meaning can be gleaned. It reminded me of when I was sorting out the fencing in the horses field last year. You could hear shouts of ‘slam it in harder’ and ‘not that hole’ for miles around! ;-)

Anyway, I don’t really want the sole focus of tonight’s post to be about innuendos and my filthy mind.

Following on from last nights blog post about the curiosity surrounding my old binge-eating habits, I have spent some time today thinking about things.

Thinking can be dangerous!

I was thinking about the difference between my approach to food cravings now…and back ‘then’. Back then I would have eaten the food before registering that I had eaten it. The antithesis of mindful eating! Now I try and recognise how I feel. I have a conversation – in my mind of course…not out loud…I am not crazy! ;-) – about the fact that I want the food, how I feel, and why I know that it’s better not to eat the food. It sounds a real faff…but it’s a process that now takes a few seconds, rather than an hour long struggle of trying to resist.

Thinking about it, this deserves a blog post of it’s own really. So I’ll get writing something for tomorrow I think. It surrounds this area known as ‘emotional intelligence’ or EQ…nothing to do with how clever you are, but about how you respond with people and situations that you find yourself in. The good news is that you can develop emotional intelligence…but you’re buggered when it comes to developing your IQ! ;-)

I am actually pretty tired now and have the prospect of trying to move my Mums horse again tomorrow…I need an early night I think!

Today has been fabulous. I managed to leg-press 130kgs today – more than I have lost…I felt like Superwoman – albeit a fatter and more tired version of Superwoman…but the feeling was great! We started with me pressing 40kg to warm up and then went right for 100kg…it felt like a bloody brick wall – I couldn’t move it on my first attempt. Then I steeled myself and got pressing. We then pushed straight for a decent set of reps with 130kg…and I got those out before dropping down to 100kg, then to 70kg, and then to 50kg but with increasing reps as the weight decreased – I probably haven’t explained it that well! We then headed to see the horses – and another email from the ‘custodian’ meant that I had to check all of the fencing…only to find it working. Then I went shopping, and popped to see my sister…my nephew was in full-on tantrum mode which wasn’t very good. A coaching call tonight with a lovely lady was followed by dinner and catch-up TV.

Before I go, a quick nudge for those of you who may have missed out on the ‘home workout’ offer. A couple of great guys are offering online tutorials and a community for those who want to workout but either don’t want to go or can’t get to a gym. It is a trial phase at the moment with the first two weeks free and I think it’s £3.75 per week thereafter. The links are all in this blog post if you want to check it out!

Breakfast: Banana porridge (5 syns).

20140320-165711.jpgLunch: Spinach stuffed pittas with hummus and grilled veggies (2 x HEB and 2 syns).

20140320-165812.jpgDinner: Veggie pasta bake (2 x HEA and 3 syns).

20140320-205035.jpgSnacks: Rice cakes (4.5 syns).

20140320-171946.jpgA lovely food day. My usual porridge for brekkie and gym-fuel. Lunch was lovely – loads of roasted veggies…peppers, red onion, and courgette – with pittas stuffed with spinach, and homemade hummus with cherry tomatoes on top. Dinner was a veggie pasta bake – so a packet of broccoli and cheese Pasta’n’Sauce cooked, with cottage cheese stirred through, with veggies – spinach, mushrooms, green beans, pepper, red onion – and cheese on top…all baked in the oven. A packet of my favourite rice cakes for my snack.

Exercise: A quick warm-up followed by 60 minutes of personal training.

Thank you for reading,

Weight Loss Bitch xxx

  

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