Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Focussing on Fitness

That is my main aim for the summer to focus on fitness as well as food. I would really like to get back down to my lowest weight before getting sick. I would like to take control of my re-routed guts and feel in control again.

It kind of ties in nicely with the Daily inspirations for Weight Loss Surgery Patients book that I have, and the entry for December 1st is :

"Change your Pace"
When you get bored with your routine, you are vulnerable to breaking it. Better to build in some variety than to go looking for it in a vulnerable moment. 

You can change all sorts of things to keep life interesting. For example, if you walk at a fast pace whenyou're exercising, take a stroll instead and focus on your breath - breathe in for four paces and breathe out for four paces. If you normally take leisurely walks, pick up the pace. See if you can cover your usual distance in a shorter amount of time. 

Action for the day:
Change something today to make your regimen more interesting. Do a different exercise, try a new spice, have a picnic for lunch, or eat dinner for breakfast - whatever sounds fun to you.

If you want to get small bites like this sent to your email you can go and sign up for the free emails from www.nawls.com

So for me, that is what I am going to do. Si and I recently bought a 3 month membership off www.grabone.co.nz to CLM Gym which is at the pool, and I am going to get back into getting my fitness up and hopefully that will have a positive flow on effect on the weight.

I am planning on doing aqua aerobics at least twice a week and then also some cardio work. I am meeting with the trainer next Tuesday to work through a program, but before that I will just do cardio and aqua till then, and then I might do some low weights as well to help build some muscle. I need to be a bit careful there will the steroids.

Oh, I guess that I should mention that the Meet & Greet went really well, and the feedback we got was really positive. We are now working towards redoing the website and moving towards setting up a national organisation to provide support and resources for the Weightloss Surgery community. With that I am trying to look at funding support to cover the operational costs including possibly covering wages for myself.

Why this has become of some immediate importance is that after I got back to work last week, I found out that our call centre looks likely to be shutting down within the next year and I am uncertain as to what hours I will have next year as technically I'm on a part time contract although working fulltime at the moment till Jan 5th next year. What will happen after that who knows.But I have to stay positive.

Oh that note, I am going to head to bed and get a nice nights sleep, and hopefully be at the pooltomorrow night for the aqua deep class.


  1. From what I saw you did a fantastic job with the Meet & Greet:-)

    Just thought I would put the aqua deep times here as they seem to confuse people.

    Mon / Wed / Fri - classes at 12.10pm and 6.00pm
    Tues / Thurs - 5.00pm

    See you at some of these....

  2. Bugger about the call centre..... hey did you get the invite to the wedding??? Just making sure you received it :-)

  3. AND where are photos of the meet and greet then??

  4. I was thinking about you yesterday and wondering how things went and how you are.

    I do hope you can find a way to fund a national org and get paid for it. That would be the perfect job for you.

  5. Lovely to see you tonight. Hope you enjoyed and will see you again soon:-)