Daily Rants and Raves

Back in the Saddle

So, I basically took a week off last week due to my cousin’s passing.  Mentally, I couldn’t do anything, I was just kinda a  ball of mush, plus we had family things to take care of.  But, boy did I miss my classes.  Started back up on Saturday, and did a stretching class on Sunday. Felt good to be back to my normal routine.

Its nice to have a routine, but I really think my body needed to get back on track.  Imagine my fat ass, I threw it into this fitness regimen, then a week off, then back to it.  I bet my fat ass thought I was done – but I am not. No way baby!

Another personal victory – Saturday during the running portion of class, the first round, I kinda kept up with people! Holy shit!  They were probably just going kinda slower, but hey, I will take it! To not finish 20 minutes after everyone was such a great feeling.  Now, my second run, not so much, damn calves keep seizing up.  But with all the stretches and different techniques I have learned from my coaches, and hopefully with some weight loss, it will get better.  One step at a time!

Lets talk about goals  – we all got them , no matter how silly, how crazy, a goal means something to you, something we strive for.


One of my goals is to not have to readjust my fat on the ride at Disney World when we go in May 2014.  Now if you have some junk in your trunk, you know what I am talking about.  If you are normal size, probably not so much.  Basically some rides, I exceeded the weight limit on ( which sucks). And other rides, that damn little bar came crashing down on my freaking stomach and felt so good as I was whipped around the rides.  It is uncomfortable.  It royally sucks, its embarrassing , and you don’t exactly want to announce it. So you go on skipping along, waiting in line for another 20 minutes to squeeze yourself under another ridiculous bar while some preteen comes by to check if ” You are in properly” Apparently they did not notice that I am going to need a 10 foot shoe horn to get my ass out of this thing.  Then there are the moments while you try to get out of the ride smoothly as to not embarrass yourself – cha!  You are hurrying, but you are fat, so when you hurry, you get out of breath  and you stumble off of the ride, looking and feeling like you just had a heart attack.

…..But then, oh look! No lines! Lets do it again!!!!

Its good to have goals folks, and I am confident I will reach this one!

Just keep swimming folks, and you will get there 🙂


Things to Think About

Just Keep Swimming!

Once of the big things I have learned through this process is that there is no short cuts, no quick fixes, and no magic pills when it comes to results with weight loss and fitness.  I have only been traveling down this road for a month and I have had visible results.  It took me a long time to get in the right frame of mind. I know people that have been supposedly working out the same amount of time I have, with no results.  I know everyone is different, but what this whole thing weighs down to is – YOU HAVE GOTTA BE DEDICATED! I am finally dedicated and no matter what I finish my workouts. I may finish last, I definitely cannot do everything that other people in my class can do, but I ” Keep Swimming”.  I keep going. I keep trying. I don’t give up. And if you think about it – ” Just Keep Swimming” can be used in so many aspects of our lives. Whenever you need to keep going, keep persevering, you can keep swimming.  If its important to you, you will find a way. Or maybe it will find its way to you when the time is right.

Just Keep Swimming and you will get there 🙂