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.

Miserable Moanday!

Bah Humbug!  I am sick with a cold.  I bought about $40 worth of fancy packages that the pharmacist recommended.  They say they will relive all my woes plus a long list of ailments I don’t have.  Hmm!  Nope not so far!  Stop working in the sore throat I don’t have and get to the dripping nose.  I have rubbed much of my nose and upper lip off from blowing.  I looked for the moisturizing wipes but they didn’t have any.  Maybe I should have picked up a box of baby wipes and used that.  Yeah, It’s true, you really don’t want to know me when I am sick!  I am a whiner! Well at least the cat is happy to see me.  He and I have been napping together since yesterday.  It’s a real lazy bones love fest here!

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

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

Sex – Beware the Black Widow

On August 15th when I wrote Oxytocin Could Boost Social Sensitivity I warned you this article was coming.  Hopefully I haven’t lost too many readers to this problem between then and now.  Just a minute gotta check the site stats.  Uh Oh.  I mean I warned you!  Hardly my fault if your die being irresponsible.  You would think a warning like “Sex will kill you! 100% Guaranteed” would be enough.

Gym Etiquette

It’s time for one of those almost required articles for a web site like this.  Gym Etiquette.  This one will be taught by the person most likely to break the rules.  Cindy “the slob” Fatchick!  Maybe I should have a shirt made up for myself.  Just as a warning for my unsuspecting adversaries. What you have to understand is although you may be sweating and grunting your way through your morning muscles wake up call.  For some other people a visit to the gym is more of a gentle, spiritual awakening of the senses (or so I assume).  They look at you and see a pig at the trough and you look at them and wonder who invited the Queen of England. So in an effort to provide some middle ground where we can all get along here is my take on the rules of gym etiquette.