Perfect Day

I was in the mood for swimming today, since it was sunny and 25˚C out. The pool at my gym is in the basement, windowless, and just about the most dreary place imaginable. So I decided to go downtown to use the health club at the hotel where my dad works (5 star hotel) and ...

120 just ain’t good enough

I tried on every single suit in the mall and nothing looked or fit right. In a size 12 all my fat rolls are just bursting at the seams. 120 just isn’t good enough. Eating healthy isn’t good enough. Exercising almost every day isn’t good enough. I want to be skinny even if I have ...

A first

I was talking to the instructor before class today about the possibility of teaching part of the class at some time in the future and she said, “why wait? you can teach it today if you want!” So I did. I was afraid of working everyone too hard (this will change, I’m not planning on ...

BOSU trainer

I was so excited when I saw that the hotel health club had one of these yesterday. However, not expecting it to be there, I couldn’t think of many exercises to do on the BOSU (which is an acronym for Both Sides Up) and only did a few squats (side and regular), a boat pose ...

Getting Edumacated

I’ve signed up for courses in Basic Fitness Theory and Fitness Leader Certification Training! This is by no means ‘big time’ like ACE or Canfit Pro but it is a start! I’ve been to so many classes where I’ve thought, “I can totally do a better job than this instructor,” so it’s about time I ...

Treadmill

If treadmills looked like hamster wheels, things would be a lot more amusing at the gym. Although treadmills technically are hamster wheels for humans. Somebody please change my wood shavings!

Kathy Smith Step Workout

I bought Kathy Smith Step Workout DVD because I keep hearing about how incredibly easy the step classes at my gym are compared to out there. I didn’t even do the workout…watching the first 5 minutes of each section (which are separated into beginner/intermediate/advanced workouts) nearly made me fall asleep. I mean, 5 minutes of ...

Motivationally Speaking

This morning I got up at 5:45 in order to go to my usual 6:30 step class. This woman, E, who comes occasionally, showed up about 20 minutes late, saying that she sat on the couch for awhile stewing about whether or not to come. That is a line of thinking that I do not ...

Motivate me

I stepped on the scale after having not weighed myself for at least a week…

Skinny

I think I’m going to buy some diet pills today, I am controlling my eating to mostly low fat foods, fruit and veggies and exercising like crazy, and it’s not working.