Eff This Healthy Shizzzz

A few weeks ago, I blogged about how I have given up certain things in my life in order to simplify and make myself happier.  One of the things I gave up was dieting.  This was stupid. I have now reached a size where I don’t even feel like myself anymore.  You know those unflattering pictures that sometimes get taken of you by accident?  The ones where you are in the peripheral or the background and you were clearly not prepared to be photographed?  You’re hunched over in the most…

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Puke and Rally in My 30’s

Yesterday, I started my first workout of a three-week bootcamp.  For three weeks, I am going to be doing these crazy intense workouts and eating like a squirrel. Please notice the extreme excitement in my voice. (Pssst… there is no excitement in my voice.) I let my friend, Danielle, convince me to not only participate in this torture, but to PAY for this torture.  And then Danielle went out of town for the first two sessions, so I showed up yesterday to the first work out BY MYSELF.  She’s a…

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Running Around All Crazy Like

Well, against all odds and against everything I thought I knew about myself, I have actually stuck with this running thing.  Who knew I was so determined and athletic?  (Determined athletes still groan and moan when they roll out of bed at 6:00am for a work out, right?)  I continue to impress myself, and I think that’s important.  We should do something every day that impresses us.  It’s how we grow. The thing that I am loving about running is how it has become so much more a part of…

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Making Changes Instead of Making Excuses

This week I made a little change in my life.  Actually, a pretty big change.  I decided that I was tired of not liking the way I felt about myself.  I’ve become lazy – and I’m not a lazy person. I’ve been lazy with activity in my life and I was finding that the smallest exertion (i.e. a play date at the LIBRARY!) was zapping all my energy. I realized I have been lazy with my food intake, too.  I eat what’s fastest, cheapest, easiest.  I blame it on Bean…

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Jillian Michaels and Other Things I Could Live Without

I am late blogging today because I spent my entire morning preparing for a 20-minute work out DVD.  Today I started my first day of Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred.  With Bean’s first birthday, I realized I was rapidly running out of time to use to “New Mom” excuse for my body.  Plus, I’m tired of complaining about how I look and spending too much time thinking about how to hide my flab.  If I put half as much time into working out as I do shopping for moo-moo dresses, I’d…

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Gym Rat

I have done the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the unexplainable. I have joined a gym.   That’s right.   I’m paying money to sweat.   I am trying to think of something funny or clever to say about it, but I am at a complete loss for words.   Horror has taken over my body and I have no words. But I had to do it.   I’m tired of not fitting in my clothes and not wanting to buy any new clothes because “I might lose this weight.”   Well,…

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