Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Say A Little Prayer For Meeeeee....Forever and eva....

Did you kids think I gave up on fitness? I'll admit it. I did. I have the hardest time staying motivated. I come up with paper thin excuses until they just blow away with the slightest breeze and I end up not going to the gym. Excuses like, if I go to the gym today, I won't have time to wash my bra for tomorrow so I'll just save a swoob-free (sweaty boob) bra for tomorrow. Or, I'm too hungry right now. If I go to the gym right now, I'd hulk out and probably injure a poor unsuspecting skinny girl on the treadmill next to me. I'll sacrifice getting in shape for the well-being of man kind. (This statement is probably more truth than exaggeration) Sigh, or I got too drunk the night before. Who can work out hungover? The answer is probably a lot of people but not this girl. Although sweating out the booze would probably be good for me. I just can't will myself to do it.

I've started going back to the gym this last week. I'm not going to lie, I didn't go this weekend. I thought about it. Instead I used the time to eat up all the frozen burritos in my freezer and throw away all the candy I still had in my pantry from Easter. I STILL had candy from Easter. How proud are you? Plus I helped my mother with yard work so I know that counted for some calorie burnage. I didn't want to blog last week and be all "Hey look at me! I'm a superstar! I went to the gym one time!" so I figured I'd give it a few times to make sure it stuck. Pretty sure it stuck.

The truth is, it's down to crunch time. Candace's wedding is in exactly 8 weeks. That's the perfect amount of time I need to tighten it up. I don't even so much care about my weight. My BMI is "normal" so really, I don't care about that. I just care about what I see in the mirror. Granted, my fat is now tanned fat so it doesn't look as bad but it's still there. I want to be able to shop for a dress without the guilt and hassle of having to find a certain dress to hide my belly. Also, I'm moving to another state in about 3 months and I don't want to pull in looking like a slob. I know absolutely nobody where I'm going and I'm going to need more than my "great personality" to rely on when meeting new peeps.

I've got a pretty strong play list which is very motivating. In fact, tonight I was just staring at the clock on the face of the treadmill just thinking to myself that I needed to stop soon because I just couldn't handle much more when a song came on and I swear to you, I ran for 10 more minutes! As long as there is something on that makes me want to shake my ass, I'm golden. I'd appreciate any suggestions. What do you guys listen to while you work out? I usually stick to pop or hip hop. Anything that makes me want to shake it is perfect.

Also, I'm just going to come out and say it, I need your guys' comments. Seriously. Nothing is more motivating than telling you guys that I'm going to do something and then having to follow through. You'd think that I could just get in shape for myself but I'm just not that type of person. I need to have a REASON or purpose for it. So, PLEASE comment. Yes, that's me begging. Pretty please.

I'll leave you with the song that came on that motivated me to keep running. It seriously took everything I had not to look like the lobster hands guy in My Best Friends Wedding (Look for him around the 1:48 mark)while I was on the treadmill at the end of the song. Those of you who read this and my other blog will think I'm obsessed with this song. Truth is, I am. It's got the perfect running beat for my short little legs. And I'm shallow. I wanna wear daisy dukes with a bikini top. Don't judge.


  1. Hey! I'm still reading! I've been waiting for an update! Keep going to the gym :)

  2. Love it! I look forward to your posts. Have you heard of Margaret and Helen? They are these 80 year old women that have a blog together. It is hilarious. For some reason it reminds me of you and stef (not the old lady part) but I am positive you will still be blogging together 50 years from now.

  3. @becca- Thank you for the encouragement.

    @Sarah- I have not heard of them but you better believe I'll be looking them up!

  4. I know you can do it sissy. Because you are a BAMFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. That's a lot of f's. Because you are f'n awesome. : )

    also, The Deers-Lost In The Plot. DOOOOOOOOOOO IT!

  5. BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY - Get Up & Get It

  6. Girl I believe!!! I believe you have the motivation to do this because I've seen what else you've done in your life.
    Taio Cruz-Break your heart.
    Jay-Z-Dirt off your Shoulders.

  7. Eight weeks is perfect.
    You can do a lot in eight weeks!
    I'll be coming back to check up on you...
    I want to see some "Before & After" pics!!!

  8. I'm reading & rooting for you, too!

    I actually LOVE working out after a night of heavy drinking, I'm just the right level of out-of-it that I lose track of time and just go with it.

    I'm going to give you some workout songs! These are shamelessly poppy.

    1. Shooting Star (Remix) feat. LMFAO, Pitbull, & like 500 other people (it's by David Rush, though).
    2. Sexy People by Lolene.
    3. Take it Off by Ke$ha.
    4. Missing You by David Guetta.
    5. Remedy by Little Boots.

  9. Go to the GYM! THE GYM! RAWR!

    I just listen to 'Play that funky music white boy' on repeat these days. It is all you need. Not just for the gym, but also, emotionally.

    Everyone begs for comments man, us needy bloggers need to stick together.

  10. I have no shame in begging. It's working! Ha.

  11. Im reading! & I want to know about the old ladies' blog too!

  12. I don't know how much you are looking to lose, but I would be willing to donate 3bucks for every inch you lose to heifer international or any organization of your choice, since that is what I think you really care about. heifer international gives farm animals to families in third world countries so they can become self sustaining. is that motivating at all? If that doesn't work how about creating a small version of the biggest loser, whoever wants to be involved puts in 5-10 bucks, whoever loses the most weight or inches wins all the money, or split between the top three.