So recently, I lost a bit more weight (yes, I’m already naturally thin-ish) and I got in pretty awesome shape thanks to the help of an amazing trainer that somehow was convinced by my ex-boss to train me for one month, for free. I’m trying to keep my body looking awesome for as long as possible, but I’m realistic.
Before, I had a trainer coming to me 4 days a week, doing a crazy training session for one hour each time, AND I was still doing cardio & Pilates on my off days. Now, I’m going to the gym most days, doing a cardio class here and there and once or twice a week, as much of a yoga DVD as I can bear before turning it off early and getting annoyed that anyone can really DO some of those crazy poses.
And I’m not in a fight with chocolate right now.
So, yeah, it won’t be long.
But in the meantime, I’ve identified the top most excellent thing that comes with being thinner than usual, and the top completely sucky thing. I know you’re waiting with baited breath, so enough of the introduction already! Here you go:
Being a bit thinner than usual is AWESOME because:
Clothes look better on you.
And being a bit thinner than usual is NOT AWESOME because:
I’m freezing all the time.
Freeeeeezing. All. The. Time.
What is up with that? I go to bed at night with the heat cranked to 75, a down blanket AND a thick silk cover AND a t-shirt, a long-sleeve t-shirt (over the short sleeve), flannel pajama pants, socks AND a wool sweater. In the immortal words of my father the lawyer, “I shit you not.”
So… is it all worth it? The slim, lithe, make-my-clothes-look-hotter thinness?
I’m on the fence. Because I started to notice my neck skin the other day, and it looked a little looser than usual. Was I dehydrated? Aging quickly? Or was my skin slow to realize that it needed to snap back into place where a tiny layer of fat had been?
My aunt will no doubt admonish me for spending any time at all talking or thinking about how I look. After all, it’s the inside that counts!
I think I’ll have this peanut butter and chocolate chip “protein bar” (LOLOLOL) and ponder it…
Sheva (BatSheva Vaknin)