I 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
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.
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
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
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
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
Today I began my new lifestyle of decadent, relaxed living. I hope! NO! I know!!!! New Lifestyle. It sounds like a new magazine with me in my lazy-boy on the cover.
When I decided that going back to swimming more often was the key to getting results with my fitness and stress I also decided to put in a request at work to switch my hours to Noon to 8PM and they said yes. I know I was shocked as well. I mean I don’t mess around too much but I didn’t know if the decision makers knew that. Of course I started this experiment right after we had a time change so my body is going to figure I am working from 1PM to 9PM. I’ll will likely be a complete zombie by the last hour. Continue reading
Well this post is kind of off topic. Maybe I should put it under the category of mental health and fitness or stress management or aging without dignity. I did something foolish. I do a lot of foolish things actually but usually they don’t bite me in the butt as hard as this one.
Here is the story. You may have noticed that in Canada this weekend is a long weekend because it is Thanksgiving here. I was invited down to my father’s house to celebrate with him and family on his side of his family. It was also my 50th birthday last week and I was expecting some extra fuss to be made over me. On that topic the YMCA ladies know how to make a proper fuss over a birthday gal!!!! Thanks again to everybody! Continue reading