Kats (wildrider) wrote,

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I Admit

I haven't been posting very often lately -- I've actually been reading fiction, which has been attracting my attention from the Interwebs! (Woot.) I managed to finish off the final volume in the d'Artagnan Romances, which is in theory The Man in the Iron Mask but in practice is the entirety of a million-page novel called Ten Years Later, which takes place after the original sequel to The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After. The first two books are lengthy but manageable; the last is a rambling, many-years-long historical saga intertwining Dumas' fiction with real historical events. Worth getting through, but Lord, it seemed to take me forever to read it, since I don't have as much time to read as I used to.

So the moment I finally said Adieu to d'Artganan, I picked up some lovely light Neil Gaiman and now I've moved on to Philippa Gregory. Finished Stardust in three days and have made headroads into The Boleyn Inheritance in the two days since.

I've found another gym. It's further away but quite a bit cheaper; they're also expanding so if they open another location nearer... I'm thinking about it.

Because I have realized that exercise makes a GIGANTIC difference. I've been on the 5:2 diet for two months now and have lost 13 pounds, putting me only a few pounds by weight over my much-desired "wedding weight" of 166 pounds... however, I'm still barely in a size 12, whereas before I was in a very steady size 8, and able to squeeze into a size 6 (which is what my wedding dress is). Difference? I was working out at least three to four times a week, with 15-20 minutes of weight training and 50 minutes on the ellipsis. Now I do a few reps with free weights and walk two miles a day, so I'm not completely sedentary, but I'm certainly not WORKING OUT.

I just have to figure out how to juggle my schedule (which is juggling in itself).

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
Tags: books, exercise, reading, weight
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