Missing in action OR should I say, missing because of action!
I must say I have really been struggling the last 7-10 days. Feeling resentful about my running, missing chocolate, missing bread [crusty Perry's bakery french stick aaahhhhhh so nice], missing vintage tasty cheese. I have given in on occasion & given up on training once or twice & that has showed up in my weekly stats.
What gets me down & makes me want to give in or give up is not being able to burn up as many calories as I see others doing. I know all too well I should not compare but I feel like what is the point of all this hard work!!!!!!
I see others who are 15-20 kgs less than me burning more & others who are 20, 30, 40kgs more than me also burning more than me. You could put it down to intensity but I am working beyond zone 3 [highest on my HRM] for much of my workout with sweat dripping [ewwwww gross sorry] & yet I don't see the same numbers. I did some research into cortisol levels. Of course I'm on immunosuppressants so I am definitely affected. Bummer.
So I guess to get similar results I need to add more and more hours which doesn't feel very fair, I am already so busy!! I do a minimum of 30min per day but most days 60mins. Twice per week now I am doing back to back classes at the gym too. Its annoying & frustrating & definitely makes me feel like it is going to take longer to get to my goal which then gets me thinking about all those nice things I am missing out on in the meantime. And so it goes on.
I've read it is very hard to lose weight on the drugs that I am on but I've proven that it can be done. So I am proud of that. Lots of hours, high intensity & counting calories and its all possible. And 14kgs is nothing to sneeze at but I really want another 10 and FAST!!!!!! I really would like things to move faster but this is the way it is going to be so c'est la vie.
Having some blue days is pretty normal on this type of journey so I have been told. I know I am doing well & feel good that I am working hard & I don't need anyone to prop me up. I really just wanted to record that it is not all easy, not all roses and not all as you expect some weeks. So things have slowed a bit but thats ok. I am not deterred.
Its owards & upwards and at least for lent anyway, I'm giving up all those nice things that I would like to be chomping on right now. Instead, right now I'm off to do some running time trials on my tready. I already did my training today but I wanna get these done too.
Still have not blogged about Christmas last year. Feel like one of those families who still hasn't taken their Christmas tree down in March! So a real super quickie blog to help catch things up...
I whipped up this little apron for my sister in law for her 30th birthday earlier this year. She enjoys making & decorating cakes so of course she had to have a custom apron I thought. Did the little embroidery initials [hers] on the pocket, care of my beautiful new sewing machine and almost all the rest on my yummy overlocker [both Christmas pressies!].
Love love love.
I really wish I had more time to sew. Have been saving ALL the kids outgrown clothes so that I can make patchwork blankets for them all & of course upcycle & repurpose their clothes to reduce the new buys! One day I will get more productive in this area. With my little Buddy so needy right now, those minutes are few and far between during the day & at night, well between fitness, work & the very occasional spot of painting & some household stuff, well I am just not able to get it done. But all in good time.
And on that note..... dear crafty friends of mine are in fact not only getting into this for their own family but are SO GOOD, they have started a new business venture!!!!! You gotta check it out. Unicycle Design. Brilliant. Everyone is talking about sustainable futures, recycling, repurposing, upcycling, reducing waste etc. Well these clever ladies are getting it done, one little kids outfit at a time plus more! Fabulous ladies, very inspiring indeed!!
I read this heartbreaking story tonight. A young girl, a friend of a friend, is going through a horrendous cancer ordeal. You can read some of her story here.
Her name is Emma, she's 11 and loves Blythe dolls, stickers, cooking, writing to her penpals, collecting stickers and everything else that little girls love to do. She has also recently started undergoing chemotherapy for a growing tumour in her face/neck/head.
Right now, you could help put a smile on her face by sending her a card & sticker sheet or even just an envelope with some stickers inside.
Here are Emma's details:
Miss Emma Love
PO Box 2849
Burleigh Waters, QLD, 4220
If you think you could spare a little packet or sheet of stickers to help brighten up her day, I would be so appreciative!
Sweet looking girl, heartbreaking story, she will definitely be in my prayers.
There's just no way I could dance in public, way too uncoordinated. So dancing with my little girly posse @ home it is. Can't wait until it is released!!
I am a little a lot preoccupied right now with everything that is on my plate but I'll try to catch up on some long overdue blogging over the next few weeks. In the meantime, I have to share this gorgeous little song that is promoting the Adelaide Fringe right now. Just beautiful... and bringing me great peace amongst the utter chaos that is the to do list I have on my shoulders right now.
Hello!! I'm Kate. I'm a work @ home mum, juggling 1 husband, 5 kids, parttime graphics work & I'm owner/artist for MessyMissKate Art Shop. I blog about arty things, mess, organisation, geeky techy Apple stuff, Blythe & Living to 100.