Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Next Michael Phelps

For the first time, I have taken myself seriously and held strong to my New Years resolution.  I'm bound and determined to loose my baby weight...that I have just happen to have been carrying around for the last 22 years.
Okay, so fine. I'm not like hard-core dieting nor am I running 10 miles a day (hey, you try running against this Wyoming wind). But I AM eating right, lessening my portions and cutting out soda completely (except the occasional Slurpee). How many of you have tried extensive exercising and it's just not your thing? K, put your hands down... cause I know the feeling sister. You give it your all for a good week and then your running shoes just seem to mysteriously disappear, and you have no motivation to look for them (probably because you are the one that hid them...or you fed them to your dog). That's about where I was at.  I'm not a runner. I can power-walk the heck out of any sidewalk or treadmill, but running is not my style. I'll lift weights with the best of them...but the best of them just ain't around to lift with. See my problem? So technically it's not my fault I'm still fat. 


Aside from my berry and flax seed smoothies (thanks Bear), salad with light dressing, and my daily dosage of vitamins, I have found my outlet. Swimming. I can handle this. I figure if I paddle myself into complete exhaustion, I at least have some Brad Pitt look-a-like to save me from the depths of a 12 foot swimming pool as I demand I need mouth to mouth resuscitation. That's a lie. I am completely devoted and a happily married woman, so I would probably just drown. That's a lie too (the drowning thing)...they are all little high school Life Guards...dang the bad luck. Anyway, last night little Miss Sophia and I headed to the indoor pool. Mind you she is a Nazi on the Swim team, which inevitably equaled my death. I've always been a good swimmer, so I was able to keep up with her size 2 body and trained lungs. But good heck, I was huffing and puffing. 2,000 yards is the average work out for a well-trained swim team. And that's what we did. twothousandfreakinyards. 

And I get to do it all again tomorrow. 

Wanna race?


  1. You always have the cutest blogs! I just love reading them! And you are not fat, you look great! But keep up the good work!

  2. ahem, if you're fat I want to know what I am???? And when you said baby fat I was like, "what from your dogs?" lol I have baby weight too but mine is all from having 4 kids. Now, I don't want to look all sick and fit into a size 5 or anything because lets face it that will never happen, but I would like to get back down to a good healthy weight where I feel good and feel I look good. So the race in on my friend, I've set my goal and have given myself to be to that goal by the time Quinn turns 1. Why so much time? you may ask, is because I'm still nursing him (longest child yet yeehaa) and I intend to keep at it until he's about 18-24 months so I can't really "kill" myself like I would like to and get in done in the next 3 months.
    However, all of mine will be at home via my Wii fit and Pilates until the weather turns nice and I can get out and run around the complex in the mornings before Jon heads to work.
    so how's about we check in with eachother via phone call, lets say once a week and see how we are doing and catch up

  3. Deal!! I'm not using a scale though...I figure I'll do it till I feel good about myself! We are getting some games for our xbox work out so we will both take the gaming world to the next level! Good luck!!

  4. Hey CHicky 5,000 yrads is our average thank you!!!! 2,000 morning practice!!! We kicked but!Can't wait for our 3 days a week work out!!!