Eureka … Maybe!

Don’t get excited yet!  I still have to prove my theory through rigorous trials!  I want to let my ten loyal readers know first!  Yeah, I am using exclamation points on the end of each sentence.  I am restraining myself from capitalizing every line so … deal with it!  There is a possibility that I have found the magic bullet that allows me to lose weight almost effortlessly!  I know!  I know! I am this close to tears believe me!  Will this cure work for you?  UHhhh, I dunno!

Olympic Athlete Holley Mangold will be on Biggest Loser

You may recall I wrote an article about Holley called “She’s 350 Pounds Olympics Bound”.  Holley is a weight lifter and although she had no expectation of placing in the Olympics she did secure 10th place.  She says she is joining Biggest Loser as a contestant because she feels her weight was one of the reasons she didn’t place higher even though in the past she felt it was a benefit in her sport.  She had considered retiring from the sport but has changed her mind and wants to compete in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  In order to join Biggest Loser she was forced to pull out of the Pan American Championships and the World University Games because of scheduling conflicts.

Fat Chick Bulldozer

So this morning I was running my mouth as I often do while working out with my trainer.  I don’t mean chatting although I was doing that too.  I was giving him a hard time and generally being arrogant.  Sometimes I get away with it without getting squashed like a bug other times the trainer challenges me with something new.  Poor man I really am going to have to bake him a cake or … Oh right I don’t cook!  I’ll offer him my best wishes some day! Yeah!

I’m …. and I Know It!

You can’t use that word in a post title or you get a lot of traffic and comments that … well.  NO! So I’m reading an article by Rob Sulaver at Greatist.com called 6 Convincing Reasons to Start Working Out Immediately.  Sounds good I have trouble convincing myself that there are rewards other than sore muscles for working out much of the time.  Educate me Rob!

VIPR

  So I told the trainer that I really like working with the VIPR on Tuesday.  Yep, It’s VIPR not Viper.  I found that out when I was looking for a picture of it.  That’s right folks I am so bad-ass I spin a sports car over my head when I work out.  I’m not going to describe the VIPR just look at the picture.  I’m tired of telling people it’s like a foam bazooka with different weights.  They just stare at me.  Anyway the result was that we worked out with the VIPR Thursday and so did everybody that had him after me … Hmmm.  I may be in trouble with more people than just Rusty.  She was not thrilled to find out she was getting the VIPR after me.  We had a verbal dual about who was abusing Advil the most this morning.

Never Miss Monday!

  We all have a set of rules we follow in the back of our minds.  I am the kind of person that would never do this and always do that.  I have been trying with some success to add to those rules in order to improve my health and well-being.  I added the “Just One Thing” rule and each day I have just one fitness goal to accomplish.  Usually that goal is to get up at the usual time and get out the door to the gym.  If I work on that rule long enough it becomes habit and part of how I define myself.  I find I can’t work on too many rules at one time or on a rule that is too complex. I also have a rule that I do not miss sessions with my trainer.  I have been very successful with that one although I think about cancelling often.

This Fat Chick is Swimming!

You would think that swimming is perfect for a Fat Chick since we float and you would be right but as somebody that has been a swimmer all her life it is disconcerting and well annoying that this butt floats too much!  I can’t get in the right position for breast stroke and as a former synchronized swimmer well this butt needs a keel to keep me from tipping over whenever I try to show off my cool moves! There is little doubt that swimming of one sort or another is the perfect sport for the injured, unfit, the heavy and accident prone.  It’s just a lot harder to hurt yourself in the water and the water provides a lot of support for your body.  If you are just starting out then a beginner aqua fit class is the place to start.  If you are on your own or at a lake you can get a good workout with just a noodle.

I Walked 5 Kilometres!

Stop trying to spell check me!  I’m Canadian and the word is metre!!!!!So I finished the “Run For The Cure”.  Rusty kept me on the trail which proved a little difficult as we had a mix of runners, walkers, dogs, children and strollers for the first kilometer even though we deliberately started late to give the runners a head start.  I hate to be a grouch, but some of us are the walking wounded and are not going to bounce right back from a collision.  I don’t even want to think what would happen to a child.  Next year I am starting 10 minutes late rather than 5 and hoping for less bouncing around from the runners. Anyway less crabbiness more Yea Haw I walked 5K!!  I have been a real drama queen about this wondering if I could finish this walk.  I resolved that I was going to bail on the race if I had any problems and that was just going to have to be good enough.  Well you know it wasn’t so bad.  Kind of thrilling to walk through the finish line like one of those pros you see on TV! I tried to do a Rocky … Continue reading