Emergency Relief Fund Needed

We thank you for your past support in donating $100 each month to our important cause for the betterment and beautification of a small group of fellow Torontonians. We appreciate that you have only visited the facility that one time to sign up and gain a tour and yet you somehow snagged a coveted eye height non-breeze-way permanent locker. You are a very lucky individual! In exchange for your donation you can take pride in knowing that other less apathetic or possible more desperate or organized individuals can know and fully understand the pain of DOMS first hand.

My Garden Pimple

Hey All!! Well I was on staycation last week. You would think I would have had no problems writing up a few posts for this site, but NO! I did my usual. I made big lists of chores and then ignored them and read books and watched movies instead. Then on the last 3 days of my vacation I tried to get all the high priority jobs done. I surprised myself! I went outside and did some gardening for 45 minutes then I gave myself and hour to cool down as I am a real sweaty girl. Then a half hour of housework and back outside for another 45 minutes and so on. I had some false starts. I first tried to saw tree limbs by hand. That was a bad idea so the first evening I went out and got a CHAIN SAW! YEAHHHHHH! I actually do know how to use one and even repair it. I was a little disappointed at how often the chain needs to be adjusted. Hopefully as it ages the chain will stop stretching so much. Anyway it was fun to be the Master of Destruction on my pile of fallen tree branches. I … Continue reading

Monkey on your Back

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!

Getting Started is the Key

My trainer just came back from a conference where they emphasized getting your hapless victims customers to step outside their comfort zone.  Yeah … after the butt-kicking he gave me there was no zone, no place and not even a lazy-boy of comfort to step away from.  In fairness I think he actually went easy on me but I lived the good life while he was away and now it is time to pay up. Anyway in an effort to follow his new mantra I did go out to buy wireless headphones so I can Zumba or Dance to the Oldies along with my TV and not be interrupted by rude people banging on my front door wanting me to stop the music.  Now they will just get to hear the soothing sound of my off key solo singing and stomping to the oldies.

Why Am I Afraid to Lose Weight?

  I can just tell this article is going to feel like giving a speech while naked!  OK lets rip off the band-aid! I lost a pile of weight.  I put a little bit back on and I have been sitting at the same weight for almost 2 years.  Up 10 pounds then down 10 pounds.  I’ll grant you I have tried some experiments that did not work out and I learned a few things about myself.  I’ve been injured more than once for a long time now and that has added an extra level of difficulty to the challenge, but still I have a minimum of 150 pounds still to lose.  I should be able to make some progress unless of course I am sabotaging my efforts. Dum, Dum, Dumb!  The only reason to do that would be fear! So, what am I afraid of?  Well like most people I am not a big risk taker and change is a risk.  I have experienced some of my highest highs after taking a risk so I know stepping out of my comfort zone can be amazing.  Hanging around in this big body, in my big comfortable chair, in my private … Continue reading

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.

Just One Thing

I have to say I love a good tool!  Not the latest 12-in-1 wrench, knife, corkscrew … tool although I love that kind as well.  No I’m not talking about THAT guy at work either.  I mean an idea that can make it a bit easier to get things done. When I first started changing my life and going to the gym.  I used a tool.  I called it “Just One Thing”.  You see it is easier for me to deal with challenges if I simplify it.  Each day I told myself that I had to do “Just One Thing”.  Is the suspense killing you yet?

Procrastination

So I need to write my first real post for Fat Chicks Fitness. What if nobody is interested in what I have to say?  What if I can’t produce enough posts over time and I lose momentum?  What if Barbara Walters reads my site and wants to interview me as one of her most interesting people? What if my family reads this?  Eeeeeek!!!!! This is how I procrastinate.  I am a worrier and I like to plan for every possible problem.  As a result, nothing gets done.  When the task is new to me or I just plain don’t want to do it I make endless plans.