Aqua Fit Shoes?

Ahhhhh! I need somebody to go down to the mall and get me some bedroom slippers or maybe a fluffy bathroom mat that I can cut in half and duck tape to my massive feet. I have no common sense! First thing this morning I beat up my feet and knees doing lunges and squats with my trainer and then I did 2 Aqua Fit classes. The second class I picked a corner and just ignored the class and jumped around like crazy as I thought I wasn’t working hard enough. Then I jumped around some more on my own for another half hour. I like jumping around in the water. I really can’t jump much at all on land. Now I need a nap really bad and my work day has only just started. This is going to be a long day and as per usual I will probably wake up as soon as I leave the office and be staring at the ceiling of my bedroom tonight instead of sleeping. I also scraped all the skin off of my feet jumping on tiled pool bottom too long, hence the give me slippers call for help!

I Want a Vest!

What is the deal when you can’t buy a vest anymore?  In my opinion the vest is a great piece of clothing.  You have a plain dress that shows off too many lumps.  No problem put on a long vest all is forgiven.  Outfit not professional enough for work? Get out the vest.  Want to have all eyes on your face? Ruffled blouse with a vest.  Funky? Vest! Stomach pooch? Vest! Is it because of those people that have vests with cats or horses all over them?  Maybe it was the Christmas vests.  They killed the industry didn’t they?  I had to go to OSFcostumerentals  to find any pictures of vests I liked.  Apparently my taste is stuck in 1930.

D2 Shoes

My cycling shoes have arrived!!!!  I ordered them at the end of January.  D2 Shoes sent me the measuring kit and foam forms for me to give them the size and shape of my feet.  Thats right they are custom made for my feet.  I sent in the foam and such mid February and I have been waiting ever since.  Seems they are very popular and although they have been trying to add staff and keep up … well.  I wasn’t too upset as my injuries make it hard for me to walk and bike riding is not much better. I am really excited about this so I tried them on and modelled them around the office.  They look great with my black dress.  It is amazing to have a pair of shoes with the arch support in the right spot and no crushed toes!!!  I have trouble even buying running shoes for these monster feet of mine.  All the better to not tip over I say. I guess this means I have to show my sorry face in spinning class again after a long break.

Bluesday Link Storm

This is the first day of the work week for Canadians so instead of Moanday Links Storm we are having a Bluesday Link Storm! If you are looking for unique fitness clothing, shoes, fitness equipment, music, nutrition and food or  new exercise ideas you may want to go to the CanFit Pro Consumer Fitness and Wellness show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday, August 18th from 8:30AM to 5:30PM for free.  Just follow the link below and on the upper right it says Free Ticket.  Fill out the form and bring it with you to the show.  I have been in the past and had a great time.  I was in love with the yoga wear on sale.  Sorry they generally only go up to size large.  The fitness and dance demonstrations are amazing.  You can participate in the demonstrations just be aware that most people that are at this event are fitness pros so they are going to be able to follow along with little instruction.  There is a lot of fitness equipment to try on for size and talks by your favorite fitness personalities. http://www.canfitpro.com/en/trade-show The Huffington Post has a great on-line series of article called Becoming … Continue reading

This Fat Chick isn’t Hiking!

You read that right.  This Fat Chick isn’t hiking!  Not gonna do it! No way!  Uh UH! I want to hike.  Well that’s not true.  We are having a heat wave!  If the weather was cooler I would definitely like to go.  So what is the problem?  I have a booboo!  Actually I have several injuries.  Hiking just isn’t in the cards right now. So today I am going to talk about Fat Chick hiking, one of my favorite sports!  There is nothing like getting into the woods, hearing the breeze in the trees, smelling the tree bark and pine needles and watching the sunshine dance through the leaves.  Yep, I’m a big tree hugger followed closely by a babbling brook … babbler? Splishsplasher? Hmm.

The Bountiful Bathing Beauty

For many years there was one rule that could not be broken.  Nobody is seeing me in a bathing suit ever!  Well when I joined the gym 5 years ago at 446 Lbs there was not a lot of exercises or machines I could work out on.  There was certainly no getting down on the floor for some crunches because there was no guarantee I would be able to get back up.  It only made sense that the pool was the place I belonged.  My first few months I wore a regular one piece bathing suit with bike shorts underneath and a bra.  The bike shorts and even the bathing suit didn’t hold up too well to swimming and soaking in the spa every day.  I probably looked more conspicuos with my extra layers than if I had just dressed in a regular swimsuit.