For those followers who were wondering what’s been going on, and why I haven’t been posting as often as I usually do, it’s because I’m at Sleep Away Camp again! I finally got the internet to work on my Mac so I’m ecstatic :)
I’m here for 10 weeks taking care of 11-12 year olds in the wilderness. I’ve been taking this time to not only clear my mind and think about the important things in my life but in other lives as well.
First I’d like to point out that I’ve found my own personal calorie intake is to eat 3 meals a day and maybe 1 snack. I know that I’ve reblogged several articles on how a mesomorph should eat, or tips on how to eat properly and not overeat, but all of that doesn’t really do anything for you unless you try it out.
At camp, you’re only given 3 meals a day, and since not every meal is delicious I usually limit myself to when I’m satisfied and not full. I probably should be drinking more water while I’m here since I’m up from 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. running, walking, and hiking up trails. But, I have severely cut down my soda intake and only drink water on my day offs.
The only “sugary” drinks I have are coffee and tea which are both good for your digestion.
Whenever I do order pizza and wings late at night I always feel bloated and not as refreshed in the morning. I’ve only done this about 4 times so I’ve learned my lesson when it comes to energizing cranky campers early in the morning. I need all my strength for them.
It’s obvious that I’ve lost weight since I’ve arrived at camp, and it looks good on me. I’m not too skinny where my muscles are bulging out too much. I’ve lost that thin layer of extra fat I had that hid my muscles slightly. I’m still curvy but just leaner all around. I was never fat, just not as fit as I once was.
When I went to my physical check up I weighed in at 133-135 pounds which is still a healthy range for me at 5’3 and medium frame with a mesomorph body type. So I wasn’t freaking out (too much). I have a feeling I’m below 128 pounds again which is nearly my limit of 121 pounds. I can always tell because I can feel my naturally prominent collar bones stick out more. It sounds gross but that’s the only way I can describe it. I don’t look sickly I’m just more aware of them being pronounced.
Now onto what I’ve noticed about others. My kids for example are so obsessed about their weight it’s insane! One girl thought she was fat and she was literally a twig-just skin and bone! I try to tell my girls that they’re still developing and have plenty of time to lose their baby fat. I tried explaining to them that everyone has a different body type and how different bodies work. I looked up famous actress who share the same body types as them so that they could have some confidence in themselves and have the pretty endomorph girl complain because she’s not like Taylor Swift.
But then it frustrates me as well how kids are so lazy these days. They literally want to sit in their house and play on their iPad all day. Don’t you want to go hiking to at least see the view at the top? Don’t you want to challenge yourself? Don’t you realize that your legs are meant for walking and running, so you don’t need escalators everywhere? Don’t you want to try and better yourself, so you can say, “Yeah I did that!”?They want all the glory, but don’t want to put in the effort.
Well that’s about it for my long rant. Basically, when I get home and return to school I’m hunkering down on my well being, and in the future my kids are not following my campers footsteps.