Thursday, December 11, 2008


Well, I didn't go to my belly dancing class Tuesday night but it's not my fault! My instructor called me and said she wasn't feeling well and was canceling. I could have gone to the gym anyway but I didn't. I did, however go yesterday and plan on going today so no kicks in the ass are needed :). In fact, my arms are a bit sore today. I've been working the flappys. You know what I'm talking about. I always thought my arms were ok until I went to belly dancing where we use our arms a lot and of course we are surrounded by mirrors. I was horrified to see that I had the flappys. The bit of fat under your arm that continues to wave hi when you have stopped waving hi. The ritual when I go to the gym is to always use the flappy machine (gotta love my terminology) and the hip/thigh machines, you know the one that makes you feel like you should be at the gynocologist. That reminds me of my old gym I had belonged to with my ex-husband. They had that thigh machine placed in front of mirrors. Obviously, a man owned that gym. *sigh.
I ordered the Eat for Life book yesterday. I don't know if I can do it but I'm going to give it a shot. Anyone else try it? Thoughts? How did it go for you?

I really wish I could afford to hire a private trainer because I need someone to tell me what to do at the gym and how much of it. I need a routine that has been given to me. Anyone know of any free sites that give training routines or do you have a routine that has worked for you and want to share? I want routine and need it. I am less likely to skip days if I have a "real" routine.

Yesterday, Shanna gave me an award. Isn't she the sweetest? So I get to pass on the love. These things are always so hard to pass on too because everyone is deserving. Can I cheat and list everyone because really everyone is so deserving. Everyone of you has provided me support, encouragement and kicks in the ass when I needed it. All of you have provided motivation when I needed it most. So, you know what I all of you that visit me and have posted your comments and provided me motivation in the past, this award is for you. I know this is probably cheating but I can't just select a few of you.
1. Please put the logo in your blog
2. Place a link from the person, from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more
4. Put the links of those on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blog to let them know


Carly said...

LOL @ "flappys". I call mine my "Batwings".

Hanlie said...

Ah yes, the flappies... I really have to start working them!

Can't help you much with the workouts since I've been delinquent too!

Andrea said...

I relate to the flappies - what are you doing to get rid of them?

By the way, I gave you the same award as Shanna did. I guess you really are loved by all. Have a good rest of the week!!

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new*me said...

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Bunny Trails said...

Seriously laughing at the flappies ... I so have those!! Mirrors are evil :)

By the way - Congrats on your award. You are, indeed, fabulous!

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I found a really inspiring story on youtube...just type in tatichamp under videos and watch some of her vids, she was 200 and after lifting weights for a year, she has no loose skin. Makes me more confident that skin can shrink even with a lot of fat to lose, especially with weight training.


Jori said...

We all knew your blog was fabulous; isn't it great that others know too? Congrats on the award.

My wingspan area has started to decrease since I have been working the upper body on the poles. Will likely always flap, but at least it is toned... sigh...

Natalia said...

Oh boy I have some serious flappies!!! I've got so many moving body parts I'm a hazard if I try to jump. I could give myself two black eyes and a concussion if I try to run! LOL