Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Fat Friend

Sorry, no knitting content today...just life evaluation:

I am the second one on the left if you didn't know.

These are some of my best girlfriends!

Lately, I have been motivated by seeing the lives change of the contestants on the Biggest Loser. I know that I could totally be one of those people on the show. The most depressing part is when I see them weight in on the first day and put up numbers close if not exactly what I weigh. That is so disturbing to me.

I used to be a collegiate athlete, really, Division I. I used to lift weights and work out everyday for three if not five hours a day. Running up stadium stairs was a breeze back in the day. Now, I do nothing…really…until I joined the gym with my husband about two month ago I had done nothing in FIVE years. I tell people I took time off to have three kids but really, I was just SICK of working out. I felt like I had worked out everyday of my life for 13 years and I needed a break. Well, my break is OVER!

I see these “common” people able to stick to a diet, work out whenever possible and I see them happy. That is all I want…to be happy with myself. I don’t want to be the Fat friend anymore. I don’t want to just be known for having the pretty face and a killer sense of humor. I want to be HOT. Look out world, here comes the M.I.L.F!

Of course I know that working out and knitting on the treadmill is not going to get me the results that I want. But, it is a start. I am at least off my ARSE doing something!

So, here we go! Do you want to join me for this ride?


amanda said...

good luck! getting fit is one of the toughest things to do...getting back to the gym a few times a week is on my to-do list too.

Melody said...

oh i'm right there with you sister. i know exactly what your saying. i have a wedding in march..but i am in on way ready for..but oh well. i'm me.. but as long as your doing it at your own pace & your happy.. you'll get there if you overdue it.you burn out. i have faith! those biggest losers.. well..come one now..they work out ALLLL day and have food prepared for them. whatever! and..i betcha most of them gain it back..those are the ones we don't see!

m. said...

I'm in. I got a heart rate monitor for Christmas that will arrive later this week - then I'm off to the gym. I'm starting slow, a commitment to 3 days a week to start. :)

Kara said...

I am so with you - It is so depressing - I so need to lose the weight - so it is off to the gym and watching what I eat for me -

cristina said...

gumption is the hardest part and it looks like a fire has been ignited so your good there!!! good luck!!

Valerie said...

Otay! I'm with you! I need someone to report to (my husband doesn't count--He's figured out that it's best to always say, "You look great, honey!" no matter what).

I'm going to aim for hitting the gym in the morning, five times a week if I can, four is good, three times minimum. There, have I given myself enough slack? I really don't think that eating poorly is my problem, I just need to get off my arse! (You said arse, too...heh)

We can do it! My first step should probably be to stop staying up late at night knitting. ;)

Pixie said...

I got sucked into watching a Biggest Loser marathon the other day....I was practically in tears over it.

Embellishknits said...

HI Marly -

It's the best thing you can EVER do for yourself! Joe and I live by South Beach as he has inherited a cholesterol problem. He has 2 stints (one before we married 5 yrs ago) Now his Dr can't believe how his bloodwork #s have improved. It's not a diet for us; it's a way of life.

You can do it! It's just one day at a time. Plan what you are going to eat - if you are meeting friends out for lunch; decide what you are going to order before you get there. Eat something healthy before you leave home so you won't be starving.

You can do this!


Susie said...

YOu look fabulous in that shot, full of gorgeousness and confidence! If you're challenging yourself this year to to move more and/or lose weight, check out http://the-pool.blogspot.com. I just joined up, and they are keeping it open anothe week. Motivation, support, interesting posts (judging from the archives), and the winners of the 12-week challenge get cash, baybee!

Susie (knitfarmhealthspa.blogspot.com)

Susan said...

I'm just excited to 'see' you. Now when you comment over at my place, I'll see you smiling at me!*G*