So, #operationVisibleDifference is in full effect. I can’t remember if I explained it already, so I’ll just expain now. My hubby is away, so while he’s gone I want to make a visible difference in my body composition to surprise him. I mentioned this plan in a Facebook group and someone put the number sign in front of it, and that looked right to me, so that’s how I’ll write it from now on. Not being a tweeter (Twitterer? Twit? Twat?), I don’t really understand hashtags. Is there already a tag of #operationVisibleDifference? If there is, is that a problem?
So the operation is in effect, I’ve had a couple days going to bikram and doing a regular workout every day, and now 3 days of rest (although I probably shouldn’t have taken today off). I lost 3 pounds in 3 days. I ate a little recklessly yesterday, but I don’t think I actually did any damage. I went on an 8 mile hike the day before. I feel really good about this whole idea. It feels good to have a goal and to work towards it.
For those who can’t read my handwriting (can I have a show of hands for those who can read it? No one? Oh, ok then), that list is:
Bird –15 min (I’m trying to get my parakeet to like me. Have any tips? I don’t know what I’m doing)
Shower (damn right I have to schedule that in, otherwise I’ll just be gross all day)
Anki –1 hr (that’s a flash card program, free for desktop, that I recommend)
Room cleaning –1 hr (a sort of side project included in #operationVisibleDifference, because I know he’ll like to see the room looking nice)
Bird –15 min
Swahili flash cards (also to impress my husband, who is a native speaker)
Headfirst –1 hr
Movement (a few body weight squats or whatever, I haven’t picked yet, I just want get blood moving again so I don’t fall asleep)
Headfirst –1 hr
…And repeat the last two until it’s dinner time.
This will be hard for me, as I am very lazy. I will want to stop and sleep for hours. Often I’m too tired after my workouts, such that even taking a shower seems insurmountably daunting. But that shit ain’t gonna fly no more. I’m becoming a new person. I kind of need your help though, because if I don’t put this out on my blog, I will lose steam and stop trying, take a nap. I need to imagine that there is someone out there who has read this and who is really hoping I pull through tomorrow, that I executed my plan flawlessly and who will be disappoint if I fail. Then once I’ve done it with your help, proving I can do it, maybe I can eventually do it alone.
In other news, I took a before pic!
A bit sunburnt from my 8 mile hike.
And here is one compared to a month ago. Although my weight is technically higher in the photo on the right, I think I actually look visibly better.
And, because those are so ugly, here are some pictures I feel good about