Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I better start practicing my downward facing dog again...


I used to be thin, like stick figure thin, rail thin, people convinced I'm anorexic thin. And I couldn't gain weight to save my life. The doctors were always concerned and forcing me to eat more calories than the norm. Now I see that I should have blamed it on high metabolism, dance classes, band, soccer and the fact I can't really sit still. I know, poor me. Some of us have been overweight our whole lives, right?

But you know what? Despite being thin I was never in shape. Every time I went to a dance class the next day I was so sore. After every soccer practice I was exhausted and never wanted to go back. And I think that "eat whateverthehell I feel like it" mentality is causing some problems now.

If you showed most people a picture of me and asked them to describe me, one of the few things they wouldn't say was that I was fat. But I am pushing maximum density here and I can't button up my dress pants anymore. Put together my sedentary lifestyle, a boyfriend who likes to take me out to dinner and the fact I now drink alcohol means I've started putting on the pounds. What's a girl to do?

Apparently I need to start exercising again because doing nothing isn't working. We're coming up on the holiday season and there's going to be so much yummy food around that I won't want to NOT partake in it all.

I need tips people. How do YOU get in shape? I apparently gain all my weight in my midsection (my thighs/butt area on my pants still fit perfect) and I don't know what works for that. Toning up everything would be ideal but I need to start small.

For now I'm going to break out my Wii Fit again and see if that will help. Bonus, I'm going to try and use it w/o drinking beforehand because apparently that screws with the balance feature. :-)

5 comments:

  1. Walk, walk, walk! Going for a brisk 30 minute walk will make a huge difference. And do some crunches every night before you go to bed. And drink LOTS of water.

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  2. More sex with the boyfriend! And you can tell him I said "you're welcome!".

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  3. @Stevie - we used to do a 30+ min walk a few times a week but w/fall starting we don't as often. Maybe I can force myself to get on the treadmill in the meantime.

    @Jay - now that's a suggestion he'll like. I'll make sure to pass it on. :-)

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  4. The 30 Day Shred! It's a life changer.

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  5. Right there with you...when I hit about 26 or 27, my metabolism ran out on me like a deadbeat Dad, leaving my lumpy and hairy... damn you, metabolism!!

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