"Kids Say the Darndest Things"
'Step on the scale' day came and went and although my weight is still dropping it is not dropping at the rate I was expecting - guess I am reaching a plateau. I have started to do two hours on the bike instead of just one hour a day. I try to get in an hour before work and then a second after. So far so good but those 4:30am wake up calls can be a killer! After three days of this my legs are still feeling good and I seem to be more alert and active during the day. Come 8:30pm however I am ready to sleep and looking for my bed.
I'd like to get some regular strength training in as well but with minimal weights at the house, a healthy aversion of the gym and a cold snap coming (got to love October in Western Canada!) I'm not sure what exercises to focus on to maximize my time and results. Any suggestions from PB land would be welcome.
As a teacher I get to see the best and the worst our children have to offer. Yesterday a student of mine proclaimed in a very loud voice that I was "not as fat as I used to be." I'm choosing to take this statement as a complement, albeit a very blunt one. I think this student was simply stating a fact - I am not as fat as I was last year or last month for that matter. This is one of the things I love about kids, they will give you an honest answer sometimes without regard to the feelings they may trample. Sometimes they give their views even when they have not been asked their opinion! All to often in the battle of the bulge people will give a non-commital answer because they either do not want to hurt your feelings or are scared its the wrong answer Not kids (especially this one) they tell it how it is.
It's a small success but one I will celebrate - this student noticed I'm losing weight that's got to be a good thing…right?
Last edited by Primal Primate; 10-03-2012 at 05:01 PM.
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