You know what’s a little weird? Living in a house without mirrors.
My host family may have mirrors in their bedrooms, but there aren’t any in my room or the shared parts of the house (not even over the sink in the bathroom!) I like to think I’m not vain, but I do look at my reflection every time I walk by a mirror, window, etc, so this has been interesting (FYI, the majority of the windows here don’t have glass, so…)
Anyway, I have mirrors in my makeup palettes, but I never wear makeup here, so I’ll sometimes literally go days without knowing what my face looks like.
There’s also no scale here. I’ve never been one to diet or watch my weight or try to change my weight in any way, but I do step on a scale any time I’m in the room with one. I’m not sure why. Curiosity?
Lately, about 90% of my diet has been carbs, and I’ve started to feel like maybe I’ve gained a little fat or lost some muscle definition. But without a scale of a mirror, I have no real way of knowing. All I have is one terrible angle of my stomach.
It doesn’t matter if I gain weight or if my abs go away, really, but it has been a little disorienting to have absolutely no idea what I look like from day to day.
I don’t plan on exercising during training, because I’d have to run at 6 a.m. and then give up my morning wifi time, and also I’m lazy. Maybe once I get placed in my actual site, I’ll get a good routine going. And maybe I’ll invest in a mirror?