Sunday, June 7, 2015

Let's get physical

So, I've come to a declaration. I'm officially done looking like a suburban mom of three. I've had a bit of a self-image crisis lately (possibly set off by being literally surrounded by tan, lean, everyday gym going moms or possibly because I'm neurotic and neuroses needs a target) and I am now publically declaring to get my shit together. I haven't lost much weight this year, though my inches are decreasing. I was upset about that until I measured out my coffee creamer this morning. Oops. Maybe that's why I'm not hitting my "If every day were like today you would weigh X in 5 weeks..." So here I go. It makes no sense whatsoever to keep complaining about something and doing nothing about it, because as much as I've tried, no one has stopped by my house to bring me magic skinny pills. Except that one guy, but he was kind of sketchy and the bottle said, "Crank." "One time I thought I could do meth, but then I thought, maybe not." Also, I want to get my belly done and I can't justify the money if I haven't done my part first. You know, aside from carrying the enormous babies and eating a lot of French fries.

So here's my plan. We belong to a gym (mostly for the pool) and I pay good, hard earned money for it every month. If I look at it by a cost-per-use calculation I need to go at least twice a week. I found a great strength training class that meets three times a week. At 5:30 in the morning. I love working out in the morning but Good Lord, that's early. But muscles! And they say that you can't lose weight if you don't strength train. I also am trying Spin. I'm convinced that there is a spin-friendly body shape and I don't have it. But it's at a good time and it's definitely sweaty. 

So I'm doing all that (or have good intentions to do that.) Plus, a friend of mine is training to be a barre instructor so I've been "helping" her by going to mock classes. That shit is no joke. Sometimes I look like I'm having a seizure I'm shaking so hard. I love it. And I can literally feel my booty shaping in a non-suburban-mom way. Now I just have to figure out how to justify multiple memberships...

So that's my public declaration. If I say it out loud, that makes it true, right? I'd love any tips or tricks, especially about staying motivated or strength training. Also, can we just whine for a second that My Fitness Pal gives you nothing for weight training?  
Only related because they're in a locker room


  1. I am trying too. One thing that has really helped me is having problems with my gallbladder which kills my appetite. Four pounds in two weeks!

    Kidding. Kind of. I've also been walking and doing (some) "strength moves".

  2. I have so many thoughts about this post. I might need to send a separate email. When doing strength training on my fitness pal, try les mills. I found a description (les mills body pump) that matches the class I do and matches calories burned way better. 5:30 AM is FREAKING early. You go girl. 2wice a week is better than 0 a week. Plus you can run. Shoot, you might have more to it than you realize.