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17 November 2011 @ 09:51 pm
So we'll just brush over that whole 6 weeks or so where I didn't post...  
I was too busy. Also too tired. Mostly the latter since the former makes my life sound more exciting than it. And Tumblr is SO much easier to post to that it's distracting.

Anyway, let's pretend that big gap didn't happen.

I am currently kicking the arse of two things: my year 12 students and...well, my own arse. Or arse and thighs. Due to the handiness of myfitnesspal I've managed to get myself down to 9st8lbs. Getting down to 9st9lbs was very exciting (sadly so) because the smallest I'd imagined getting to before is 9st10lbs. So to have that second number not be double figures...

Zumba is my current exercise of choice although with heavier weights than they use. Because I am just that hardcore. It is certainly flattening my stomach slowly but surely and helping with the hip definition. However I have an unfortunate tendency to hold all my weight on bum and thighs in a thoroughly unattractive way:

(Blurry camera pics with no flash apologies)

I really hate the side on width of my thighs. Almost to the point where I can't look at that pic. I absolutely hate it when people call me 'skinny' (and that has happened a couple of times of late). It makes me uncomfortable for two reasons.

Firstly, I don't feel 'skinny'. I still feel chunky in places. I may have a size 10 waist but I have size 12 hips. Which is an improvement because the widest point of my hips was a 14 not long ago but... I'm short so these things notice.

Secondly, I don't want to feel 100% comfortable with my weight because that could lead to complacency. Which could lead to laziness and other such things. Don't get me wrong, I'm not stupid 'omg, I'm so fat!' still but being marginally displeased keeps me on the straight and narrow. It makes me get up and work out when I can't be arsed. It makes me eat the right number of calories in a day (sticking to net 1200-1400 is far easier than I thought).

So the upshot of all this is I've cut the cardio by ten minutes and I've got 10 minutes of toning stuff in inside. My butt and thighs currently ache. I take this as I sign that I am whipping those bitches into submission.
Current Mood: determineddetermined
kharma2815kharma2815 on November 17th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
*whistles* Look at you!
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana gleedoylefan22 on November 21st, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)

Cheers me dears *hugs*
♫ pavaneofstars ☆: girl - Art: J David Mckenneypavaneofstars on November 18th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
Looking great!
kat_rowe: yumkat_rowe on November 20th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
hey, slightly larger hips are an indicator of good health, fertility, etc in females and honestly I love the way you're carrying your weight now. I would totally do wicked things to that body if there weren't an ocean between me and it

(please don't defriend me now, lol, but you look GOOD ... and hardcore about the weight loss thing. you go girl)

you go, girl. keep up the good work! *waves pom poms and does a cheer*

while I have you here, i need advice. I'm thinking of going back to school for secondary education (ages 12 to 18) ... how much am i likely to regret that decision down the road?
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana gleedoylefan22 on November 21st, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
Lol! As if I'm likely to be offended by that :D I thought you knew me better :p

And teaching - well it depends upon a lot of things really. You've got to have a suitable way of working and personality to not only do it well but do it without cracking up. And it is a lot of hard work. But there is always variety which is great and frankly it's one of the few jobs that is almost completely secure right now.

I think the classroom/behaviour management is the killer for most. If you think you can get a class of kids to do what you want without losing your cool, that's the key.
kat_rowekat_rowe on November 23rd, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
well, there's being bawdy and there's being bawdy AT a person. some people object *snuggles* i was mostly joking, though ;p

i think the not cracking up would be harder. in BMT (Boot Camp), I was able to shut up/control cadets with just a look, so i think i can probably handle classroom management. unless that would make me seem like the kind of bitch no one wants to obey? i never get mad, but i'm stern and expect a lot, you know?