Of unwanted advice and weightloss
Date: 8/31/2012 1:52:00 PM
Some time back a fellow blogger suggested it was a good idea to incorporate surya namaskars in ones routine. Always ready to try out a new suggestion in the fight against fat, I did so. It's been over a week now and I've stuck to it. Today as I was in the middle of my daily dose of twenty .. "Aap breathing control nahin kar rahi hain," commented a voice.She was a co-gymmer I barely knew. I threw her a mildly apologetic smile and continued."Aise toh koi fayada nahin hone wala," she went on. This time I gave her a not so apologetic smile, resolutely turned my back at her and went on."Haan sachchi.. yeh sab toh instructor ke saath hi karna chahiye," the co-gymmer had been joined by a friend. This was getting seriously.. IRRITATING. I tried to concentrate harder on my counts."Aap ne woh Nazia ko dekha hai? Woh perfect karti hai.
Aaaarrrgh... I don't know who Nazia is and I don't care. I do not want lessons in Suryanamaskars I've been doing them for years. I don't even know who you are, you are certainly not an instructor. Why don't you find something else to do rather than commenting on me... I wish I'd said at least SOME of that. I didn't. I wish it weren't so tough being rude to strangers... even to rude strangers who crawl on your nerves.
Of course one reason for my irritation was the fact that I haven't been losing much weight in a long long time, which is also why there hasn't been a post on weightloss. What's the point of a post on weightloss when there's no weightloss?
The summer vacations are suicidal, I swear. Remember before I went off I was there - in that 60s club. However two months and it's all undone and I can't get back. The other day my trainer watching me conscientiously at the weights said, "aap exercise toh theek karti hain.. aapka weight kam ho kyon nahin raha?"
Hah thought I, "You haven't seen how often I'm heading for the fridge".
It was like he'd heard my thoughts, "Aap bilkul diet nahin kar rahin hain kya?"
Yup "Nail on the head," thought I.. while nodding and trying to smile a non-commital smile.
However, that pretty much sums up my situation.
Chocolates, pastries, khakras, breads, bhels, soups, salads, eggs and milk.. the good, bad and ugly..all of it finds a place on my plate.
I really do need to get my act together.
And so here's my pledge for September.
I willKeep going to the gym
Try to squeeze in a 20 minute walk in the evening
Have just two cups of tea/coffee.. three maybe
Stop at soups and salads at dinner time
I won'tEat junk
Smuggle in a sweet post meals
Grab a spoonful of Nutella if there are no sweets
Eat up the kids' chocolates and replenish them quietly
Sit with a plate while watching late night TV
There I've confessed all my sins.
The target for September: Two kgs.