Monkey on your Back

For a good nights sleep hang this plush toy above your child's bed.  They won't move all night!

For a good nights sleep hang this plush toy above your child’s bed. They won’t move all night!

So I decided to be proactive and at least make a list of ideas for a blog post for Crabby McSlacker over at Cranky Fitness.  Yes I can spell and define proactive and yes somebody wants to post my thoughts on their website!  Well I guess she will want to read it first.  Hopefully not print it just so she can shred it.  We will just have to see.

Anyway I figure I need something that is distinctly me, goofy funny containing fun like substances and be interesting and yet honor Crabby’s slacker vibe.  Yeah, I know.  Time for a nap! I was thinking of talking about how different people have different monkeys on their backs that they have to deal with.  Often we don’t recognize our monkey but it is there.  Naturally I started where all great posts start with the pictures!  I need a picture of my monkey.  Something like Tarzan’s Cheetah I would think, but like really laid back.  Should be easy to do a little image search!  That is when it all went horribly wrong and way off topic! Continue reading

Buoyancy

For only $100 I am willing to make a stickman potrait just for you!  ACT NOW!

For only $100 I am willing to make a stickman potrait just for you! ACT NOW!

Yesterday I was annoyed as I often am in general.  I was attempting the front crawl in the pool and unfortunately at my weight I am just too buoyant.  I can feel that my butt is out of the water ‘cause there is just that much junk in the trunk.  My back is arched too much because my breasts want to head for the surface as well.
When I do the back crawl all is fine.  My body is supported low in the water by my inner-tube butt and the chest is no longer an issue.  Unfortunately you can’t zone out doing back crawl or you will hit the wall so that workout becomes boring fast. Continue reading

The April Fool!

April FoolI really need this winter thing to be over. I know other people have said it but I am just putting the exclamation point on that sentence. I am feeling a little lost right now as The MEGA MEGA Mega-thon thon thon is over and Havva “The Canadian Goddess” won the rowing race. Diane “The Pink Wonder Woman” raised the most money so they both received plastic trophies although I noticed Diane’s looked a little busted. They will punish me if I don’t mention that they raised over $11,000. I participated in the Mega-CycleFit and the Mega-AquaFit and now I have Mega- sore joints. Well truthfully just my right butt cheek hurts today. I must limp or something because I always get a pain there when I do too much. Continue reading

Canadian Goddess vs Pink Wonder Woman for a Good Cause!

from joeydevilla.com

from joeydevilla.com

The YMCAs of the Greater Toronto area will be having a Megathon February 24th to March 1st.  They will be raising money to “help give more children, teens and adults the chance to learn to swim, find work, stay healthy, play basketball and just have fun!”  I plan to participate in 3 hours of AquaFit on March 1st myself.  Some other people are doing insane contests of endurance including some friends of mine.
Estelle Havva otherwise known as “The Canadian Goddess” will be challenging Dianne “The Pink Wonder Woman” Mowat to a Rowing Machine Distance Race.  Estelle has been mentioned a few times on this site as my head of research and she often gives me the good lane in the pool so I am throwing my support behind her in this contest.  Also she won last year!!
Estelle is not only looking to row farther than Dianne she is also working hard to raise as much money as possible, in memory of Erin McBride, a friend and supporter of the Strong Kids Campaign at the YMCA.

Please visit Estelle’s fundraising page and make a donation!

 

Snowshoeing!

from http://www.thegreatwaterway.com/

from http://www.thegreatwaterway.com/

OK, so here is the dilemma.  I want to go snowshoeing in the woods but I don’t own a car and I don’t want to go to the expense of renting one.  My hiking club rents a bus every week and goes cross country skiing and snowshoeing and I can go as well for a little over $20.  OK! OK! I’m not going this week because you know “polar vortex”, -40C wind chill and 80 Km wind gusts.  My goal for this week is just to not fall on the icy sidewalks. Continue reading

Inner Food Bully

Let's hope outdated thinking goes down in the first round!

Let’s hope outdated thinking goes down in the first round!

Well, I’m several weeks into my new routine.  I still haven’t seen much happiness from the scale, but I am using a different scale so that could be a factor.  I look a little different so something is going on as a result of the extra exercise.  With 2 hours of swimming 5 days a week I have gotten kind of dried out and itchy and my hair is going all tumble weed on me.  I do feel better as my joints are happier with all the water work.  I guess I need to stop whining about the scale and realize what a big deal it is to feel better!
The whining has resulted in me realizing how messed up my relationship with food is.  I have been extra anxious about eating right since what I have been eating wasn’t resulting in weight loss.  Well guess what happens when I am all anxious about food? Continue reading

New Schedule

I have one hand hold on this now and I'm not letting go!  So Rock.  Get out of my way!

I have one hand hold on this now and I’m not letting go! So Rock. Get out of my way!

I’m two weeks into my new schedule of working Noon to 8PM and swimming 2 hours a day.  So far it hasn’t been too difficult.  My legs are often sore and I had a persistent cramp in my right butt cheek.  That was kind of embarrassing!  I would walk along like a normal person and then get one of my cramps and start groaning like I was possessed while dancing around like there was a mouse in my pants.

This schedule has done a good job of cutting out any late night snacking.  Nothing convenient is open by the time I get home and I just want to go to bed anyways.  I can find the weekends difficult mainly because I don’t usually plan ahead what I am going to do and eat.  I haven’t gone off the rails but it has been a struggle. Continue reading

Anxiety

Why is it that when I concentrate my tongue always sticks out making me look foolish?  No Its true.  When I workout my tongue is always hanging out of my mouth.

Why is it that when I concentrate my tongue always sticks out making me look foolish? No Its true. When I workout my tongue is always hanging out of my mouth.

Hey there!
I have decided to deal with my backlog of half-finished blog postings.  Ugh!  Most of these articles just spin around all over the place never getting anywhere.  Others have a good idea but I just don’t seem to be able to get the entirety of the idea out of my head and stuck onto a page in some sort of coherent manner.  Hmm I was about to say I should have paid attention in English class but, I don’t remember ever being taught how to write.  I remember being taught how to write different types of poetry and learning the parts of an essay.  Oh right I probably wasn’t paying attention and that’s why I don’t remember.  Yeah, all I cared about was if there was an assignment and how many words did they want. Continue reading