Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Makeover Project, Episode 7: Six Pounds
That's the total amount of weight that I've lost this month. Judging by the way my tight T-shirts have started feeling loose again, it looks like I'm slated to lose even more.
The way I did it looks so simple: rationing out the carb portions, eating more vegetables, drinking more water, cutting down on the sweet stuff. The truth of the matter, however, is much more complicated than that.
It's no joke to go from relatively laid-back slacker to college lecturer in one week; the transition to lecturer is already crazy enough as it is without the surrounding drama of my life (i.e. respiratory infections, stolen wallets, etc.). Right now I've been scrambling to make sure that my students are covering all of the important philosophies before I assign their first quiz and their first paper, which means that I'm up to my elbows in reading old books and looking up terminology online. With craziness like this, it's no wonder that aerobics is the furthest thing from my mind right now.
What does feel good, however, is leaving the house once in a while and taking in some fresh air.
It's been hard to enjoy the outdoors because of the rainy season over here, but today I was able to enjoy a brief, overcast walk around the yard with the dogs. I miss smelling the fresh air, the temptation to run... really, any kind of breathing in general. Maybe this week will be the week when I will be re-introducing exercise into the equation - don't know how I'll do it, but I know I will.