This last week I feel like I’ve walked an Olympic marathon more than 10 times. I’ve gotten to know London inside and out in virtually 4 days – and if you know London you know how much walking this must mean! Why are models so skinny? Cos all they do is walk walk walk! Literally stopping to buy food is a time luxury they don’t have under the pressure of constantly being lost and late! You can always pick out the models in a big city. They are usually carrying too many bags and are looking very confused at the street sign above your head…they will also probably be tired, hungry and mad so if you see one, please do not approach unarmed.
As I have been walking 8 hours a day, everyday, I haven’t had anytime to do my usual workouts. This really messes with your head when you are used to training 4-5 times a week. You feel everything just softening up a bit, starting to droop south a little. You start noticing every gym you walk past…that you’re not in! Every ad for Pilates or Yoga…that you don’t have time to attend…mentally noting that you must get to it on Saturday….
You know that feeling?
My legs however have never been stronger in my whole life. Everything from the waist up might have lost a bit of tone but everything south is tighter than ever! Want legs like mine? Try going for a walk for an hour every morning as if you are half an hour late for a meeting with Donald Trump. Then try doing this for another 7 hours and you have a vague idea of where I’m at. Think I’ll wear a mini-skirt this weekend…and a baggy jumper.
All this cardio might have made me lose a few kilos (that I didn’t need to lose I might add)…but I would take a weight session anyday over excessive cardio. What’s the point in being skinny if you don’t have muscle tone? You end up looking being all arms and legs with a little buddha belly cos you have no muscles to suck it in! It’s important to keep your body strong and supported.
Plus, I was getting used to having biceps…ok….little biceps…but still…