Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Introducing two lovely ladies!

So there this two ladies in the gym who i talked to this week who have to be the focus of our post today.This stories were offered voluntarily i dint even ask( still practicing my listening skills)- and it was coincidental that they were narrated   on the same day. Here goes..
One lady has been coming to the gym for four months , she was 105kgs when she started, after two months she was 102, and now she is 106.
According to her she works out really hard and is so consistent in attending ...she just came short of saying she is done gyming and i guess she was talking to me so we can quit together- like i should save myself the time.
Lady two - came to actually congratulate me on the way she sees me struggling to do the steps- and all the straddle movements. And she told me she has been coming to the gym for 2 years , she started at 88 kgs and now she is 65. she was 67Kgs after four months.

I was quite puzzled at how this two ladies came to the same gym, both talked of a period of four months but had stories that were worlds apart- infact i hope to be featuring lady 2 and getting her juicy story .
For obvious reasons ill be running at the speed of light when i see lady 1- i really do not like negative energy around me.

So this is a classic illustration of how two people seem to be doing the same thing but the results are different. I got thinking that its probably because bodies are different bla bla bla ..but no.
There is definitely something Lady 1 is doing wrong . Having said that , i have noticed a few faces who work out ever so lazily especially in aerobics studio even when the workout song is so damn fast . SMH

If i was in their heads for one day ..i want to guess what transpires as they go along.  After assessing i noticed sometimes i think like lady two - and sometimes like lady one. While we appreciate all bodies are different , there are some basics that we really must stick to , if we are to achieve optimum health and while we are at it weightloss. More on this later.

This is what i came up with

Lady 1 ( from 105 – 102 and back to 106)
Lady 2( from 88-65)  in four months
I barely lift leg from floor , 5 cm from the floo- sweats after 1 hour – by which time aerobics are over
Vigorously move my hands and legs as much or more than the trainer. Learn the moves real quick as a result. In 10 minutes am dripping sweat
Abs tonning
Does 10 situps in a span of 5 minutes and I need  to tell everyone how much it hurts
Just did  50 abs in 5 minutes and strained to add a few.It hurts after the 30th but hard work pays right?
Food and drink
Will be going to the gym later so load my plate. While youre at it , some half litre soda.( thank God am going to be working out today)
Have to compliment my workout efforts so more veges , and less of the portions. Some water will do – soda is loaded with calories which am trying to put off
At the gym
Would like to talk to this big ladies and comfort them ( as I whine) about this weight we carry around were in this together– did I mention how hard and what a sacrifice this is? Moneywise and timewise.
Working out is really fun. The more I sweat, the greater a time I have had. The workouts I enjoy are the ones am completely drenched in sweat
Is really strainious , and am about to give up , I feel good the way I am anyway …argh..
I enjoy the workouts and the way it leaves me feeling. Even weight loss is an advantage.

So -i would rather be lady 2..and now that we see the results of thinking like lady 1, anytime i get myself thinking like her, smack on my head then back to good thinking  then ill remember what i will reap.
Lets face it , if i plant beans, i will harvest beans - and not cowpeas.




  1. Hi Wambui,
    I really connected with this post....especially the table(so good to clearly see the difference) and it made me realise the mistake that I have been making with my weight loss. Some of Lady 1's thoughts are constantly on my mind and I need to eliminate that just so to get to where I want to be. Thanks so much!
    And Im so glad I found this blog....yay!! Ill be a constant fixture from now on, you better get used to it:)

  2. Hey Mwesh. Glad you enjoy it . Ive also been on the lookout - for this tell tale signs. Share your experiences as well. Would love to hear them.

  3. I love your blog. I need to get on track. I know how to do it,I am just lazy.I have 20 kilos to shed.

  4. Well...Im losing weight for the second time. The first time, i went from 80 to 65 in the first 6 months of 2010. After that I got back to some unhealthy habits and now August 2011, im 77.

    Im tired of being too afraid of being skinny, cz thats what I think made me gain it all back. From my sisters(who are all small by the way) who looked at me funny when I didn't want to eat huge feeling left out when everyone is in bed and I have to wake up an hour early to exercise, it all got to me. But now that Im doing it all over again; the aspect of being alone, practising all these healthy habits by myself makes me happy that Im doing it for me and no one else.

    So that's my story in a nutshell:)