The lovely Jos from Delightful Tastebuds nominated me for an award! My first blog award ever. (Awwww!) What a wonderful way to kick off a Friday!
Along with it came 3 rules:
1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, what would it be?
This is actually quite difficult. I am lucky enough to regret very few things in my (almost 27) years of life because even the bad decisions/relationships/experiences had a lot of good has come out of them. And who knows if I’d be where I am and as happy as I am now if I didn’t go through those things. I think I would narrow it down to: I wish I knew then what I know now about health, diet and lifestyle. Maybe then I would still have nice, normal hair and not be self-conscious about the thinning hair I have now. Maybe then I would’ve cut gluten out long before I had eczema that brought me to tears. And on and on…
2. Nominate another 6 people for this award and let them know they’ve got the award.
Karen at Waisting Time
Angela the Diet Book Junkie
Amanda at Me vs The Bulge
Food Addict at Food: My Drug of Choice
Cammie at The Tippy Toe Diet
Bobbie at Anonymous Fat Girl
(I know that isn’t 6. I don’t care. I’m a rule-breaker! Or really poor counter… Either way, they all deserve it.)
3. Thank the person who gave you the award.
Jos – thank you SO much! This is my frist blog award and I’m absolutely delighted. I love following your blog and am quite chuffed you nominated me. 🙂 The food photos you post always make me drool and I love how open and honest your posts are.
I remembered 2 things from the gym the other night that I forgot to post about yesterday. The first is that I could leg curl the same amount of weight as Andrew could. I think that has a lot to do with all the walking (including lots of hills!) I do daily and the fact that he hates leg workouts. Either way, I was pretty impressed with myself!
The second was when we came home. Andrew looked at me, rather seriously, and said “You know, if you keep working out with me, there’s a good chance you’ll actually gain weight”. I must have given him a weird look because he immediately followed with “You know. Because we’re doing weight training, you’ll be gaining muscle… so your weight could actually go up just with the increased muscle mass!” He was quite concerned that if the scales showed a weight gain, I might get upset and was trying to reassure me ahead of time that it was normal when weight training. I laughed and said “The scale could say I’m 200 lbs and if I looked and felt great, I wouldn’t care!” My rationale is that it’s very obvious what size you are but really indefinite what actual weight you are. He seemed relieved and quite happy with my viewpoint on the whole thing.
Is weight the ultimate measure for you? Or is size? Overall health? Would you get upset if the scale showed a higher number, but you were fitting into smaller clothes?