Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sumo Wrestlers

Have you ever read about the Sumo Wrestler's diet and how he trains? Well in my morning reading (which doesn't happen as often as I like) I started a book by Laurette Willis entitled ,
Strengthening Your Body and Soul: Basic Steps to Godly Fitness. I've had this book for a couple years and tried her alternative to Yoga work out. I liked it, but wasn't quite ready for it.

Anyway on the third page of chapter one she goes into the Sumo's diet. I was soooooo distraught. I'm on that diet!!!! Not totally, but pretty darn close! Go here if you want to read up on it. I did a small search and found out it's true......ugh..... I've been working my buns off in the pool to no avail! (i've seen a lot of strengthening and a couple of inches- but not what should be happening.)

For years I've been trying to figure out why I gain weight when I exercise. Anyone know what I'm talking about? I'm talking 5 to 10 pounds (muscle gain) and then staying there instead of losing weight. I end up getting discouraged. Yes, I do feel healthier, but I don't have much to show for it. So I either eat more or exercise less. hmmmmm.

Basicall the regime of a Sumo is this: no breakfast, a very intense work out, an enormous lunch of stew ( a very healthy beef and vegetable stew) and beer, sleep 3 hours, have enormous dinner the same as lunch and sleep, sleep, sleep - no movement!

Well this is how the past 6 weeks have gone. I get up with the chicks, they eat breakfast. I don't because I don't want to be sick in my class. We go and exercise. We come home. I eat something like breakfast and lunch mixed ( 4 eggs with cheese or homemade hummus with whole grain pita chips and fruit). All healthy low carb 100% whole grains, fruits, veggie, yada yada yada.

By this time I exhausted! I've really worked out hard. So what I do is sit down to do all my work. I of course move around a bit, but not much. I'm a VERY sendentary person. Sometimes I'm so exhausted that I take a nap with the little ones. So this is what ends up happening for a couple of hours (2 or 3) afterwards. Then I'm refreshed and I get up and do more active types of chores.

We eat a healthy dinner, but again afterwards I'm sedentary for quite awhile. Nothing more active for the evening. I'm not a T.V. Potato more a Reading, Crafting, Computing Spud!

See any similarities? I'm beside myself! The Lord as shown this to me and confirmed it in many ways in the past week. He knows the plans He has for me!

So what now? This morning I didn't want to exercise, but I did. I wanted eat more than I should at lunch, but I didn't. I'm getting off the computer right now because I have a date with my kitchen cabinets and pantry. I'm praying and listening. Trying to figure out how to seriously change this issue, problem (i could just scream).

Even though I'm raging a bit I can see a plan being formulated. I'll post more later. I have to get MOVING.

Has anybody else out there experienced what I'm talking about? Love to hear from you and how your changing or have changed it.



z to the b and sometimes j said...

So amazing how God works! I heard something earlier this week on tv about how you can be fit but still be overweight...I was amazed. I personally have been struggling with my weight for several years mostly due to my thyroid gland, but your blog and the comment I heard really woke me up to what my portion sizes have actually been (WAY TOO BIG). So today is a new day of starting smaller portions but eating snacks (I am thinking fruit or veggies) and my meals. :) Thanks for the encouragement that I am not alone in my struggle!

Anonymous said...

Wow that amazing! Well I guess you learn something new every day! Hay have you checked out the blog form a chickens point of view lately? They have some cool stuff!