Thursday, October 30, 2008

Music and the Wall

Let me just clear up right now that this is not a post about working out with Pink Floyd.

It's amazing the effect the music can have on when I hit the wall during my workout. So here are my Top Ten songs that I go to when I'm ready to quit to energize and inspire me.

  1. Whipped into Shape Legally Blonde - The Musical
  2. All Revved Up with No Place to Go Meatloaf
  3. It's Raining Men Geri Halliwell 
  4. Blame it on the Devil Frank Morey
  5. You Can't Stop the Beat Hairspray - The Musical
  6. Mickey Toni Basil
  7. Rock this Town Brian Setzer Orchestra
  8. Walkin' on the Sun Smashmouth
  9. Love Shack The B-52's
  10. Dani California The Red Hot Chili Peppers
And I cannot neglect to mention the 5 best songs to walk to:

  1. Sunday in New York Bobby Darin
  2. French Poodle Sam Butera
  3. C Jam Blues Duke Ellington
  4. Stayin' Alive The Bee Gees
  5. Come on Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners

That is my opinion, I would welcome other suggestions.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mixed Messages

I was expecting to have a Very Bad Day today, since I was bad last night; but it was a Good Day. But now I am stumped because I was expecting to use the Very Bad Day to keep me on track next time I am tempted by brownies and alcohol. It is even more frustrating the times I have a Bad Day after I spent the preceding day being responsible.

My body is sending me mixed messages and I am so dammed confused.

(But I am glad I had a Good Day)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I try to keep my thoughts just on my 10% goal, (I have to lose 16 more pounds by Dec 1st), but I can't help but look forward to some other milestones. And since this is a Good Day, I'll share some of them with you:

  • Buying my first garment that's not a plus size
  • Changing from the 200's to the 100's
  • Fitting comfortably in a airplane seat
  • Recognizing my reflection

And the milestone I've already hit - buying a new pair of jeans and throwing another pair away.

So I'm feeling generally optimistic today. It seems like 16 teeny-tiny pounds instead of 16 goddamn massive pounds. 

Friday, October 3, 2008

Unexpected Side Effects

The most unexpected side effect of exercising is all of the excess energy.  It like freaking... excuse me.. fucking meth. Not like fucking meth, but being on fucking meth. 

I have so much energy I can hardly keep it all inside, so I spend all of my time cleaning.  However, I don't spend it going to get Anna when I can nag Amy to do it instead. (Take that, Amy!)

I don't want to sound like I am complaining, but it is just surprising.  

P.S. The best pre-workout food is an apple and a glass of milk.  It's just the right amount of filling. Pass it on...