However, I have a a theory of a contributing factor as well… The Collective Weight Gain!
EVERYONE I’ve spoken to this winter has complained of weight gain. NO EXCEPTIONS! Even the slimmest and trimmest fell prey to the comforts of a sedentary form of sloth.
The other night I was in bed and looked down at my “tummy” (Notice the discreet choice words? Ya. That’s for my benefit.) HOLY CRAP! Where did all that come from?
I saw it creeping up on me. But knew that the core beneath it was still strong and hard. So I let it pass, thinking, “You can get that back. Wait til spring…”
Famous last words! I waited and waited and waited… (Whoever thought it would take this long?) While I was waiting, my core was swallowed up like a villain in quicksand in a Tarzan movie! DAMN!I’ve developed a (what I like to refer to as) POLAR FAT CAP! That makes sense doesn’t it? We all kept hoping for spring and when it didn’t arrive, we made some lovely comfort food for friends and family… and ate it!Unlike the polar ice cap, this cap is in serious need of melting!! I’m reminded of the polar ice cap because I know that underneath all that ice (fat) there lies muscle it just needs to be mined. I was appalled to see just how thick my cap had become. JEEZ GIRL!
I found this BMI chart. (Although I don’t really put a lot of faith in those things. It’s a good visual.) I like the look of 30%.Actually, I don’t really look like any of these ladies. And that’s fine by me.
I just want to feel strong again and get rid of as much visceral fat (the stuff lurking deep) as possible. I never want go through this again! EVER! I deserve better and wish I had taken the time to treat myself treat myself accordingly. But, it’s never too late!
Everything happens for a reason! I’m on a mission to shake things up. Wish me luck!!!
Thanks, as always for reading, commenting and sharing! How about you? Did you tip the scales ahead or behind this winter? Care to join me in my journey?