Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apathy, Nutritionist, Sponsorless

On Apathy:
I was working on a bar graph that would visually represent the level of apathy towards staying fit, eating properly, riding, and generally being active (mentally and physically). But. . . I couldn't be bothered. Instead I found the above image instead. It was less time consuming. Meh.

On Being Fat & Tired:
Fatness and slothfulness are at an all time high the past couple of weeks. I'm waiting to recover from having the flue to begin to make changes. While I wait I've been eating and laying on the couch. Whatever.

But change I must! One such change is a visit to a nutritionist. In fact, the other day I put out an e-mail to Ottawa friends who might have experiences and/or recommendations with a nutritionist. The response was overwhelming (thanks to all who responded!). Do I think that they responded because they like me? Hell no! They all think I am fat.

I've been interested in having a nutritional assessment, some testing, and a lifestyle (dietary) plan put in place that will help me maintain a lighter, healthier weight, but also to hopefully boost my immune system and energy levels. Stay tunned.

On Hearsay:
The past few days I've been getting a few e-mails from readers/friends and there have been one or two blog comments wondering about my departure from Misfit Psycles. Let me set the record straight . . . . originally, two or so years ago, Peter and I agreed on a two year stint. Two years are up, I wasn't asked back. There you have it. Simple Dimple. Pimple.


Absolutely, 100%, unequivocally no hard feelings. To be perfectly honest, I didn't live end up to my end of the deal. I thought at the time that I would be attending more races/events then I actually got to. A career change towards the end of last season messed some plans up, injuries and bad timing messed up this year. The blog alone was not enough to bring about equal returns for the expenses that Peter incurred to 'sponsor' me. Comes down to business and numbers and I didn't produce.

On Spending Your Money:
I still endorse and recommend a Misfit product to anyone. You should buy one . . . no, you should buy seventy-three point five . . . right now! In fact, as I mentioned last week, a never before diSSent (Fe) review will be posted right here on this here blog. Here, here!

So, there you have it . . . I am presently fat, unmotivated, lethargic, and sponsor'less for next year. The first three I'm working on. The last . . . meh.


Kim said...

Nutrition counselling? I can do that for you.

- No cake
- No booze
- No chips or Doritos
- Lots of veggies
- Fast food / eating out at most once a week; the rest of the time food from scratch (including lunches).

Where's my fee?

The Vegan Vagabond said...

I'll sponsor you Rig Ring. I can only offer you high fives and used tubes right now. But if you get results, there might be a Vegan Vagabond t-shirt in your future. Sorry, girl cut only.

Unknown said...

For more than a decade my full-time sport of choice was rock climbing. I done it for all of my adult life and knew nothing else. As the years went on I had motivation issues and was not climbing as well as I expected. This occurred along with a career and family transitions, much like yourself. This led to several efforts to "get fit" where I thought "this time for real," but every time it sputtered. Eventually it dawned on me that the weight of all my past experiences was holding me back. What I really needed was a new sport. So when I moved to Ottawa I decided to become a bike racer---in my 30s. I have no idea what I'm doing most of the time and I feel like a total newb at races, but every experience is brand new and exciting---I try to think of it as a Zen beginner's mind.

So maybe you need a new sport or maybe just find your way to that beginner's mind. I know it's unsolicited advice, so don't take what I say too seriously, but I hope it helps. Have fun!

the original big ring said...

Kim - I need to see some credentials.

VV - holy tubes? that's about what I was getting from Peter. Deal!

Will - thanks for the advice. I agree with you partially . . . a few factors, some I haven't spoke about, for the decline. I'm a seasonal fatty anyway. Don't want to leave riding - love it, just need a kick in the pants! Cheers!

Kim said...

Hmm. I think my "diet" needs a snappy name. The troglodyte diet, I think.

I am a registered troglodytician. Wanna see my card?

Looking forward to seeing you in a girl-cut VV T. Perhaps a costume idea for the Anti-Race?