Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Weigh-In Day! (and karate ramblings)

This morning I was a little out of sorts because I had to weigh-in early. I hate not weighing in at the same time every day. I was also scared because I had binged a little (on bagels, donuts, and Mexican food on Saturday).

Even though it usually works for me, eating too much junk and then trying to work it off with crazy amounts of exercise is not a recommended strategy for lasting weight loss!

Imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale this morning and saw that I had lost 2.6 pounds. YESSSSS! Total lost is now 78.4. Sweet...

Then I went to my Grandmaster's karate school in Castro Valley and got WORKED by my instructor. We hadn't worked out in a while due to him traveling a lot. I think it had been 2 months? Anyway, even though we weren't going all-out on anything, I was really trying to focus on my form, stances, and extension. That put together with trying to remember material I hadn't worked on in 2 months was EXHAUSTING!

My instructor made a comment that I look "lanky". He said a little of my movement is awkward now because I have a different body type than I used to have. (Kind of like teenagers that grow a lot very quickly and then don't know what to do with those extra inches in their limbs)...Um, hello, I am trying to get ready to test for my next degree. I don't need an awkward phase right now!

He is really proud of me, though, and I just need to focus and learn how to move in my trimmer self. I'll just rework a few things and get used to a new mindset about how I move through space now that I am slimmer and stronger. If I am willing to put in the effort, he thinks I can move up to a completely whole new level of skill. That is exciting to think about! Pushing through this little weird patch will definitely be worth it to get the results he is mentioning. I owe it to myself to do it. What kind of role model would I be if I didn't?

1 comment:

  1. You are kicking serious butt Zara! So proud of everything you are accomplishing!