Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Coz getting back on track is harder than I thought...

It's almost a month since Ramadan ended and honestly, the blessed month has lulled me into a routine that I'm finding very difficult to get out of. Well, with the exception of the eating. It's the fracking eating that's killing me!! Well, actually... no. Now that I think about it, it's not so much the eating because I've been good and sticking to the healthy stuff. It's the fracking LACK OF exercise. Yes that's it! And it's gotten to the point where I've picked up 2kg's since Ramadan ended and this Kardashian backside is driving me CRAZY!!! I wish I could just cut it all off. Yes, just CUT. it. all. OFF! 

And still for some reason, I just can't seem to find the motivation or energy to get back into my routine. I used to exercise for an hour at least five days a week- even in the middle of winter. And not just easy peasy stuff that your grandma can do while she's crocheting another doily and drinking her tea. I really went for it with the High Intensity Training y'know. I'd end off DRENCHED in sweat, knowing that I'd done more than my fair share for the day.

But now, things are different. There used to be a time when I'd tell myself that I'll just start on Monday. I used to love that Monday excuse. And I usually did start on Mondays. And I usually succeeded too. But this time around, Monday is telling me to piss off with my sad-ass excuses and the result is that it's been almost two months since I stepped up to the plate. Maybe there's more to it than just not having the will power to go back there. Maybe it's because I know how I'm going to DIE during the first three days of training...

Unfortunately though, I have to be realistic. For me just eating healthily isn't enough. I only have to LOOK at a plate of chips to gain 12kg's. This means that I HAVE to exercise, whether I like it or not. My body type is such that when I don't exercise... even if it's just taking a walk... I feel edgy and irritated. It actually affects my personality. Yes it does. So yes, I have to do it. I know I have to do it. I just have to get started dammit!

And I can't help but wonder if I'm the only one feeling so frumpishly frustrated? Yep, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one with newly acquired back-fat. Now I feel all lonely with nothing but my little blob of back-fat to keep be company, and a fat ass driving me absolutely bonkers. Maybe I should start fasting again... full-time.


  1. You crack me up. No, you're not the only one having trouble in this area. I workout 6 days a week and I still have to force myself to do it. I'm so worn out right now that I'm considering taking up fast full time too if it will get me out of having to workout! :) Now, go get your ass outside and go for a walk and I'll do the same. Report back here when you're done. No? Wanna split some chips? LOL

  2. Maybe you need to focus the exercise a little more, Miss Azra. Wasn't there a routine called "Buns of Steel"? The other method is to climb lots of trees, which works like a charm for female apes.

  3. Getting back into an old habit is such a challenge for me too! But it's always worth it in the end. particularly if it is effecting your moods!

  4. hahaha. How about starting right now?

  5. Try another track. There's no need to go intense all at once with your workout. Try stretching first to limber up and take it from there.

  6. You should try the BlackLOG diet (patent pending)

    When we are stressed we lose wait
    When we feel guilty we start to stress
    When we eat too much we feel guilty

    Can you see where this is going

    The more you eat
    The more guilty you will feel
    Leading to stress
    Leading to weight loss

    So the logic is eat more and lose weight

    good luck and remember not to do exercise we don’t want you offsetting your eating guilt….

    I must admit that I’m currently feeling a bit overweight at the moment…So I’m clearly not eating enough – I’m sure you will excuse me while I go and raid your fridge….

  7. Angie - I know you got my back Ang LOL! Although at this moment in time, I'd rather split some chips ;D

    GB - I'm sure you're right GB, especially since I do have "problem areas" that need more work than others. I'm terrified of heights and vertigo so I won't be climbing any trees unless you're willing to carry me down.

    Deidre - At the moment, the fact that I feel better when exercising is just about the only incentive I have to get started. It's really great for my physical and mental health. Now to get started!

    Prixie - Now isn't good dear Prix because I'm very comfortably seated in my chair with two blocks of chocolate :D I know you of all people understand lol!

    Fathima - I really should do it that way! Because it's the healthiest and safest option too. Problem with me is I'm too impatient and want to go full steam ahead like NOW. But it will have to start up slowly, sooner rather than later because I reckon a little bit of exercise is better than NO exercise :)

    BlackLOG - I must say, I really enjoyed reading the principles behind your BlackLOG diet. Some amazing breakthrough concepts you have there :D I'm gonna give it a try, until MONDAY lol

  8. Nooooo!! You're absolutely beautiful the way you are!
    And like everything in this world, a nice balance is essential for positive results. ;) Eat what you like (within reason, of course) and exercise when you can, even if it means just walking around the block once or twice to clear your head and get some energy. One thing I've learned is NOT to go for the diet things. For example, I almost never drink soda, but when I do, I never have a diet coke, I always have the real thing. Same goes for cheese, snacks, etc. The real full flavor satisfies my craving without me overdoing it. It's also very difficult to get back into routine, but once you've got it down, it'll be easy breezy. Have faith! We've all been there before, and it IS very hard, but we can do it!!! :)

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  10. P.S. Nominated you! ;)

  11. Relieved to know it's just not me! I haven't exercised properly (my 3 to 4 times a week routine) in FOUR months (cos of work and then Ramadaan). I think it's a case of building up the willpower to go for the first session 'cos when there the love for exercising (I hope) and all those happy endorphines will take over. Good luck! :)

  12. Hi there stranger. I'm sure you'll find a way to survive the first three days of doing exercise. Don't you have a friend to help you out (and you her/him)? I sure could use those 2 kg's you could do without :)

    - Randy

  13. Michi - I agree - everything in moderation. And sometimes we just have to make sacrifices :) PS. Thanks for the nomination ;)

    Roshan - I'm trying to get back in the game but the weekends are the worst... especially public holiday weekends where you're inclined to eat more than usual *sigh*

    RCB - Randy, hang in there. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  14. Like you said the first few days are the hardest but once you get over it then you'll fall into routine again. Happens to many of us. The best of us.
    But exercise is for life.

    Try a new form.
    Kickboxing, Zumba, join a run (so you'd need to start training for it)
    Anything that works for you.

  15. Jaya J - I swear by Zumba. It's the only form of exercise that I really enjoy because I like to dance. It's still an effort though, to get back on that bandwagon *sigh*

  16. lol. The hardest bit about doing anything is starting, be it exercise, revision, washing up. Once you start then it becomes easier.


  17. Nas - I've started! Just wish I could keep my hands off the chocolate though :P

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