Saturday, September 20, 2008

Don't Fear The Gym!!!

I did.
I was afraid of being the only fat woman in the gym with a whole group of svelte hard bodies....and I'm not!!
There are no hard bodies! There are some that have great bodies but I'm intimidated by someone that's 23!!
Roy and I have talked about this and there are some people that take it as serious as we do and then there are some that don't. Like maybe they're just there to get credit for school or something. They do it all so half ass!
I wish I could take my camera with me to take photos but there are rules....guidelines really.
We stressed out about what to workout in...I didn't. But Roy is a jeans and tee-shirt guy. I bought him a pair of sweatpants. He was okay with it.
And our first day there an old cowboy shuffled over to the treadmill and got on it in his boots and jeans....all rules were pissed on!! I don't want to buck the camera rule...just yet.
And so Roy does just that....he wears his jeans and his teeshirt. But at least he wears his tennies!

We don't have a set pattern of what time we go. We go everyday but Sunday. I put my foot down...I needed a break!!
But I have noticed that in the mornin's it's mostly the old people. Those that are tryin' to take care of their health problems...some use it for rehab. One man I noticed today, looked like he had a stroke. Most just walk and a few do the weights....one old lady lifts more than I do!!
Rock on Granny!!
If we go in the middle of the day we have the whole place to ourselves....which good for those outburst of Roy's singin'!!
If we go late in the day, it's the younger crowd and weight lifter type. And I was really surprised by how "soft" they look.

Though....
Roy asked me one day, "What takes you so long to get in the gym?"
I'm a woman.
I'm gettin' dressed in a locker room.
My underwear has to not be in my crack.
My Mp3 has to tucked in my bra just right.
But what I told him was, "I got stopped on the way to the gym by a weightlifter. He needed someone to spot him and help him measure his muscles."

He rolled his eyes.

We have been at this now for about 3 weeks...it seems like longer!
And I have fallen into a rut weight wise....I'm stuck!
And that is such a bummer!!
I can see a difference.
I can feel a difference.
But the weight thing....It's very heartbreakin'!!
To starve and to sweat myself for only 10 pounds!!!

But as I sat there on my bike today, I had an epiphany!!
I feel good....I dropped one pant size.
I do see the difference...I could put my boot on with a struggle!!
That's a huge deal!!
My legs are comin' along nicely!!
But I don't care what the weight is....as long as I continue to workout and eat right...like Vlad wants....then that's what I'll do!!
I'm not gettin' back on the scales for awhile.

Baby's still got back....but her legs.....wooo baby!!

4 comments:

Bird said...

I go through periods where I really enjoy working out and then it gets away from me. I don't think of gyms as scary, though. In the Air Force, everybody goes--it's just how it is--young, old, skinny, fat, pregnant; doesn't matter.

MizAngie said...

I was gonna put something smartassed as I usually do, but I just can't. I think it is absolutely fabulous that you and Roy are going to the gym together and doing the healthy things. I'm envious on many levels. Your willpower, your retirement(!), your Roy, and now, your good legs! I think you're the bomb Nadine Hightower!

Aynde said...

GO YOU! One of these days maybe I'll get over my gym phobia. Lord knows I need to lose 10 or 100 pounds. *laugh*

Keep up the good/hard work. You're worth it.

Anonymous said...

It would be a swollen ankle when you got back...the last highway cut-off is 33 miles of cow tracks across the lava flats.

So besides the 66 mile walk in and out, the walk around the site is miles of "back-and-forth" for a real interview of all of it..and canyon walls and steep sides for most.

But Nova and Scientific Frontiers ran a series of five shows that ended up as "canceled" regarding this "boat builder culture" that makes them there at this quarry, and other similar places at the same elevations.

So they are woodworking tools for building large ships..not rafts or dugouts. Square-timbered stuff.

The last show, the officials involved said the pieces were 2.4 to 5 million years old, but Alan Alda said of the same pieces, "5 to 7 million years old" behind that and the scientists didn't even blink..sooo, "unofficially?"

Read D.E.Tyler's "Boat Builder of Eight Million Years Ago," and he did his studies for Oregon State U about four miles up the same canyon-group at the top of the drainage.

Also, the Oregon Trail goes right up that same canyon on the East side..or "down" as it's the take-off to go south to Reno and Virginia City's gold fields...northern California too.

The trail continues East past Baker City etc...so artifacts along that path also..hand-made untentils for cool ones.

So the shows and claims are removed from public sight, but not the reality.

I presently have the largest collection in the world of these particular tools.

Boxes and boxes and more hard work in my life than any can imagine packing out 150 lbs per long 5-mile hike.

Mostly in hot sun too.

And value? "Extremely rare and valuable, and not thought to be more than 3,000 examples" are Alda's words.

Sounds good to me as I have a vision of building a super-fund in front of the world..on the internet in plain view for transparency...the first "transparent" finatial structure for sure...a winner in light of the crooked darkness they operate in now.

A competing form of accounting in fact..visible and interactive in fact..but a large structure left over from my business school dream in 1966..I'm old you know.

But the water shows land that will soon grow edible crops without irrigation, and my experiments are in those areas...I have strawberrys making it out there for instance...except for the animals who keep them pretty ratty-looking, and little or no strawberrys that make it that far.

So about 20 million acres will grow food for a bottom line.

Edible or saleable for value.

There's upsides to the pole's melting and that's just one of them.

Cooling with my water motors is my latest rampage project..At least to expose the film showing the source of that necessary power for that that is..but no prototypes at a million each for sure.

To "see it operate" will be enough for any scientist...let the ignorant either marvel or tremble, but stay out of the way is my advice on development.

Free power at that..but the system?

I expect the present power-brokers to control that as irresistable monsters needing money.

But containment is cheap enough and easy enough for the private sector to form their own systems asap...and they will.

War then?

Gosh...I hope not.

And I'll try the annonymous deal next, see how that goes...David.