Day 26: Write about an area in your life that you’d like to improve.
I would like to be in better shape. Granted, this is probably the best shape I’ve been in during my whole life–and I’m thankful for that!–but I’d like to be fit. I don’t need to be “Linda Carter from Terminator II” ripped (although I wouldn’t complain) but currently I’m not “fit”, I just weigh less than I did previously.
Becoming more fit isn’t something I want to do for vanity’s sake or to get a date or to be a role model for my kids. [I don’t have kids.] I’ve just never been really fit and I think it would be fun to be able to do a pull-up or run two miles straight or do all the “out of the saddle” parts in spin class without feeling like I’m going to die.
I think my main issue is that I don’t really know how much I should eat to continue losing weight. I was on an incredibly restrictive diet (that worked to lose a lot of weight) but I was about to go insane from lack of carbs. So now I’m not really sure what to do. Some things online suggest somewhere in the 1400 calorie range while other resources recommend 1900+. Considering that I workout for an hour an average of 4 times per week, I don’t want to burn off the muscle I have from eating too little and I don’t want to pack on extra fat from eating too much. Plus it makes a difference what you’re eating, not just how much.
So that’s my goal: find out somehow what I really need to eat to continue losing weight. For all the advances in medical science, I wish there was some sort of test that could tell you that definitively. [I mean, if we had already cured cancer and stuff, obviously–I’m not that selfish!]