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.

Morning Mojo!

So you envy those nutty people that workout in the morning and arrive at work all chipper and ready to go.  Well I am one of those people most of the time.  Sometimes I lose my morning mojo, but I am determined to get it back.  It just makes everything else easier!! I’m working on getting myself to the pool for 5AM from now on.  I did it in the past with great success and even now when I do accomplish it I feel much better and have less pain from my injuries.  It seems I have lost some of my early morning mojo.  I Wake up on time but I don’t get up!  I bargain and make promises to myself and change my mind.

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

Flexibility

I was reading an interesting article in the Huffington Post about Flexibility.  A 58 year old man was looking to get back into martial arts but had noticed he had lost flexibility over the years and was looking for a solution.  I can really relate to this.  I have been feeling betrayed by my body since I define myself as very flexible.  I have lost a great deal of flexibility in my legs and I am just certain that I will get back what I lost any minute now through no effort on my part.  I was born flexible.  I never had to work for it and well this isn’t right!

Moanday Link Storm Sept. 24, 2012

Today’s Moanday Link Storm is all about Spinning … like indoor on a bike, not out of control or the spinning backfist (It’s an MMA fighting move which I learned about researching this article, so just don’t mess with me!) It’s Fall now which is the absolute best time to ride your bike outside … OOPS!  Inside, outside, upside-down, stationary … we’re talking about pumping your legs hard while sitting on the most uncomfortable seat you are ever likely to find! So take yourself inside during this lovely weather and enjoy a spinning class.  You won’t regret it.  Uhm, I won’t be joining you.  Achilles Tendonitis and well I have a blister and then there are those seats.   I have a pdf file from the North Shore YMCA called Keep It Safe that is a great start to spinning.  It’s well done, not boring at all, not like most articles that are good for you! Here are three articles about Cycling Secrets from SoulCycle.  Honest the article are there just look to the right under the red banner. Here is an amusing article about spinning from Mens Health UK Here is an amusing YouTube videos demonstrating how not to … Continue reading

Moanday Link Storm Sept. 17, 2012

Another Moanday and this one is a real moaner. They have been letting people go around work and not the “we can’t afford you any more” kind of lay off. These were the farewell letter to an employee and then their replacement arrives the next day.  To be fair, I don’t really work with these people too much so obviously there was more going on than I knew but it is still unnerving! So today I am going to provide you with fitness web sites that are all about teamwork and helping each other as a community.

The Pool is Open!

Yeah!!!  You don’t appreciate something until it is gone! The pool I normally use has been closed for two weeks.  I didn’t use it as much as I should, but damn it I want the option to swim when I want to!  That’s right I want what I want when I want it!  I never claimed to be mature.  Also I hate to admit it but I missed my swimming buddy even though she splashes me in the face! But here we are a ray of sunshine to brighten my day.  The pool is opening back up early. Happy Dance!  Happy Dance! Happy Dance! I bet that water is Cold! Update:  The water was perfect.  The swim really fixed up my knee a lot and I walked 3.5 km without any complaints from it and for two days running my swim buddy did not splash me in the face!  Ah!  What a great weekend!

Myths That Won’t Die

Sorry folks I have been busy lately and have not had the time to write.  Hey, this could be a win win!  I get to slack off and you get links to articles far superior to what I would put in the time to write. Life Hacker has done a series of articles on common body, food and exercise myths debunked.  These articles are not the usual type of myths like eggs will raise your cholesterol.  No they won’t! Yes they will!  That goes on forever in the media.  These are some of the more off the wall myths. 10 Stubborn Body Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 More Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die, Debunked by Science