Wednesday, 28 October 2009

You spin me right round...



An entirely different kind of spinning


It's been four long, salad-filled weeks since my fat realisation and this post. Actually, that's a lie. I don't think I've had any salad at all. I have had more broccoli than you can shake a stick at though. And, save for the week when I was a flu ridden monster, I've been to the gym at least three times a week. Plus, I went spinning last night, which not only enables me to cross off one of my Big 50 (tm) but was also simultaneously the most  horrendous and incredible experience of my entire life.

It went something like this...

Five minutes into it I thought I was going to pass out.
Ten minutes into it I thought I was going to be sick.
Twenty minutes into it I nearly fell off my bike.
Thirty minutes into it I suddenly realised that hideous sensation I was experiencing was EVERY SINGLE OUNCE OF FAT ON MY BODY JIGGLING AT ONCE.
Forty minutes into it I was convinced death had come for me.
Forty five minutes into it, it was over and I could barely walk.

Two hours later I felt like I was invincible and couldn't wait to go again.


I can honestly say that I've never felt more positive and more determined than I do right now. I know it's going to take me a long long time to be the weight I want to be and, more importantly, to be as fit as I want to be (in a healthy way, not a PHWOOARR way (although that would be nice too)) but I'm going to do it this time. I'm going to keep the diet chat to a minimum on this blog as I know most people aren't really that bothered about whether I've eaten 24 pork pies in the last week or not (I haven't). So I'm just going to do a little update now and again...

Total weight loss: 10 lbs
Number of gym visits in the past week: 3
Number of bad thoughts about food: Absolutely none. I am pumped for healthiness!
Units of alcohol in the past week: 2 (Woop)
Number of impure thoughts about wine: Again, none. Shocking, I know.



4 comments:

Aled said...

A hearty Well Done to you!

Although I must admit I would also be interested to learn of how many pork pies you do eat in a week.

Mmmmmm, pork pies.........

B-)

Brennig said...

Erm, I don't want to appear dim (or, don't want to appear more dim than I usually do), but what is this spinning of which you speak?

Chamuca said...

That's awesome you lost 10 lbs! And even more awesome you're gung-ho about the whole thing. I'm too lazy.

Helen said...

Aled - I eat precisely no pork pies in a week, much to my chagrin. I miss them.

Bren - Spinning is a brutal exercise class where you sit on a bike and an instructor shouts at you to go faster. All set to pumping dance music. Basically hell on earth then.

Chamuca - Thankyou! I've been too lazy for too long. Am actually quite surprised that I'm staying so motivated though. I usually last a day and then dive head first into a four cheese pizza.