Saturday, November 17, 2007

Getting My Ass Kicked!!

Wow, I think I mentioned a few days ago that I have decided to work with a trainer this year. My main motivation in doing this is to look presentable in a swim suit on our “Beach Bumming ‘08” vacation. Let’s face it, my arms need WORK! Anyway I had my second session with Craig this morning and it is nothing like I expected. Right now it seems to be a lot of functional fitness training. Like balance and movements to make everyday life easier. According to Craig I should be able to get up and down from the floor the rest of my life if I follow his guidelines, of course the fact that these moves actually mimic movements gorillas make…well you get the picture and it isn’t pretty!! These movements are calling on muscles long underused I guess because I am so sore I can’t believe it. This is really a blow to my ego since I have always considered myself to be in pretty good shape, even if I have always had weight issues. Oh well I am sure it will all work out!

Rex and I have both been dieting all summer but since returning to the desert we have been at a standstill. Haven’t gained any weight but haven’t lost any either. Rex has less to 10 pounds to get to his goal of a 35 pound loss, I, on the other hand, have a lot more to go to get to mine. But I am actually confident it will be OK and we will reach our goals. After all I have made myself some visualization props…pictures of swimsuits, towels, and beaches hanging around.

I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving. When you work in the casino industry, holidays and weekends lose their meaning since you always have to work. Being 2,000 miles away from family doesn’t help either. Of course being from Wisconsin, holidays without snow is just wrong. Holiday lights look very out of place here, especially when you see them on the cacti!!


Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll take the bait, what is the box for?

Anonymous said...

What is the deal with the box??????