I fecking hate that song! 🙂 Spinning…I did a short spin HIIT session today with my trainer…
…it was pretty brutal!
Todays training session was pretty fecking fabulous. I felt tired but so relaxed and happy – it’s definitely the most under-utilised form of medication in my humble opinion – exercise that is! 🙂
I started with a rowing machine warm-up, and then we hit some weighted squats. We decided to stay at 50kgs so I could work on technique. It was only my second session and although I could have gone heavier, I wanted to focus on depth. Matt advised tweaking my leg position and this helped immensely. The benefit of having a trainer to keep an eye on technique is pretty bloody important in my opinion. We did 5 sets of 5 at 50kgs.
Then we headed to the spin room. We set the bike up and then did a 15 minute HIIT session. I could feel the resistance and it was really good. I started sweating immediately! It was a fab workout. So fab that I could hardly walk up the stairs afterwards! I will definitely incorporate some spin work into my PT sessions – if boss-man agrees – but I doubt that I am quite ready for a full-on session yet. I get too competitive and would try and do all of that standing up bollocks which would bugger up my knees.
Know your limitations…but keep pushing! 😉
We then finished with a rowing HIIT session and some stretches…it was great.
Anyway – enough of my raving about PT. I still say that any of you in Coventry and Warwickshire should check Matt out. He’s pretty fecking fabulous.
I can’t end the blog post there though. I have to mention a little story involving a ‘plus-sized’ model. It was all over Twitter yesterday with the ‘that’s not fucking plus-sized’ brigade all over it. Here is the model in question:
In the world of fashion, this is plus-sized. Let’s face it, runway fashion designers in the main want a walking clothes hanger that their clothes glide off rather nicely. They aren’t that keen on curves of any kind filling out their creations. Myla is a US size 10. She is bigger than most of the standard industry models, but smaller than some of the other models who have been labelled as ‘plus-size’. You can read the article in Elle if you really want to.
Now, irrespective of the fact I think it’s ludicrous to call her ‘plus-size’, I am just not that keen on all of the arguments flying around. Personally I feel that any arguments surrounding the size of an individual immediately marginalises everyone else. So if she isn’t plus-sized, then what is? And if they are plus-sized then how you describe others…minus-sized? It’s just fecking stupid. The fashion industry is crazy full stop.
Ditch the labels!
We all wear clothes…does it matter what size they are as long as they fit us comfortably?
What I don’t like is the thought of girls and women looking at this picture and comparing themselves. Girls and women who might feel that they aren’t plus-sized, but are bigger than this beautiful woman. That could cause all manner of untold issues and worries for them.
The same happens with men. They want to be bigger, they want to be taller, more rugged…whatever…it’s bullshit.
We should just try and be the best version of us that we can.
I know that I will never look the way I have dreamt of looking. In fact, the beautiful Myla is pretty damn close to my personal idea of perfection…it ain’t ever gonna happen! 😉 What I do know is that I can be the best version of me. I can continue to work on my health and fitness as this is what I want to do. If what I wanted to do was eat cake, then I would eat cake! I can try and live my life to the fullest and have massive amounts of fun.
In fact, I want the most plus-sized life that I can have…in the healthiest body possible for me! 😉
What I don’t want to have to worry about is comparing myself to other people. It’s so hard not to do this though. 🙁 I think we are all guilty of it to a certain extent. Tell me that you didn’t look at that picture of Myla and immediately work out if you would have been classed as ‘plus-sized’ in the world of high fashion! 😉 I am not quite sure what you did if you are a dude though…probably thought about how hot she was, like I did…or maybe you started comparing her with the females you know…
I do understand why people get all angry about stupid arsed labels. I suppose the anger is needed in order to make change. I am just over getting angry with things related to size. I reckon there is a place for all sorts of people of all sorts of sizes…and if these people live long and healthy lives then this is even better.
Personally, I reckon the energy we waste in getting angry over this kind of thing would be better spent on other things. Such as picking up the phone, or texting, or meeting in person with the ladies and gents in your life – sisters, brothers, BFFs, Mums, Dads, cousins, uncles, aunts, whoever – and telling them how amazingly wonderful they all. Make contact with them and tell them why you think they are amazing. I reckon this is probably a more useful way of expending your energy…
But what do I know? I am just a fat chick trying to be a not so fat chick with a plus-sized life! 😉
That’s me done with now. I am off to watch Made in Chelsea. I am gutted that the incredibly handsome Proudlock has turned out to be such a dirty dog – I thought he was a good guy. Oooh – I watched Homeland last night. Isn’t Quinn a bit of a dish? I had to ask my Twitter buddies how many syns they thought he might be as he looks so delicious! 😉 Haha! It’s a good job Mr WLB knows that he’s my main man! Other than the gym and some coaching, I went to see the horses and ended up in a rug battle with my Shetland. Eventually, I literally asked him out loud if he wanted it on or not…he walked back over to me and stood quietly whilst I put it on for him…I wonder if he speaks WLB?!
Today’s food looked like this…
Breakfast: Bacon, mushroom, tomato, and spinach omelette with a banana.
Lunch: Butternut squash and carrot soup with cheese toastie (2 x HEA and 2 x HEB).
Dinner: Venison steak with stuffed mushrooms, sweet peppers, and herb salad.
Exercise: 60 minutes PT.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
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