I spent part of the day people-watching…
…I look at people and wonder what their lives are like – what struggles they have faced, or are facing – what sort of people they have in their life – what fears and worries they have. I wonder what I could do or say that would make a difference…I generally just smile and send out some positive vibes.
What I have come to realise is that you never know what shite life is going to throw at you. We have no idea how long we have left on this weird and wonderful planet. I spent so much time hiding away from life…from people…for fear of what people might think, or might say to me, or say about me.
Feck it – seriously! Just feck it!
I know for sure that when I am on my deathbed – hopefully in numerous decades to come – that I will not be worried about the views of people who may or may not be ignorant arseholes. I will be more concerned about having missed out on spending amazing quality time with my family and friends…having fun, discovering the world together, enjoying life.
So today I hit the gym, I got on my bike and went for a ride, I picked blackberries for my niece and nephew, I called my Mum, I called my Dad, I spent some time with Mr WLB…I did things that show me how how far I have come. I felt connected with life instead of distancing myself from it.
Swimming is something I now do. I will be taking part in a training course with my Mums horse soon. I will be joining people on a bike ride this weekend…although I might go a little earlier and get my miles in before they arrive – for their safety! I am off to a garden party at a friends gym this weekend…mingling with other people. My work with other people is rewarding – seeing them change their lives within a handful of coaching sessions – their changes constantly spur me on.
I am going to continue to feel connected…even more connected! I want to live life and have fun. I want to be kind to other people and understanding of their issues – whether I know what these are or not. I want to develop myself and help develop others.
If I could say or do something that will get you to face a little fear – something you have been wanting to do for ages, but have shied away from…as I did with so many things for so long – then please get in touch and let me know what it is I can say or do for you…and if it’s within the realms of possibility, I will do it for you!
Given that I have already told you what I have done today, I think the usuals are going to be fairly short and sweet. The one thing that I have done is try and add a cheeky little ‘donation’ button to the bottom of my blog – I just have to remember to include it every night. I was asked to remind people that payday has arrived for a lot of people…so get digging into those pockets. After today’s ride – which has left me a little ‘tender! – I need a boost!
Also, on the subject of people’s thoughts stopping you from doing something…Mr WLB decided that it would be a good idea to film me on today’s training ride. It wasn’t pretty. I felt like Victoria Pendleton – I most definitely did not look like her…but what I look like is not going to stop me. One day I will share that video with you and hopefully you will see both ride and training progress along with weight loss progress! Here are a couple of pics from today’s teeny tiny jaunt…
I took the picture of the mounting block as a reminder that I will be on a horse soon…and if my hoohaa keeps hurting as it does with the bike riding, I might need to use it to get on and off the bike too!
Today’s food looked like this…
Breakfast: Bananas and mixed nuts (1 x HEA).
Lunch: Jacket potato, beans, and cottage cheese – there was a spinach, celery, cucumber, and pineapple salad with it…but I forgot to take a picture of this!
Dinner: Rice and mixed beans with a cheesy veggie – tomato, courgette, pepper, onion – sauce (2 x HEA).
Snacks: Peanut butter on rye toast (9 syns and 1 x HEB) and 0% Total Greek yogurt, blackberries, blueberries, and a Nakd bar (6 syns).
Exercise: 5 minutes treadmill, weights, squats, step, crunches, 5 minutes treadmill…and then a 20 minute bike ride.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
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