Thursday, August 17, 2006

Exercise, ewww!

I went to the gym tonight for the first time in about 4 months, and it's been about 6 months before that. We have a membership to a gym but I hate having to get all ready, drive there, work out, drive home, and then change. It seems like extra time for just a one hour workout. And I usually can't find my workout clothes half the time which completely surpasses the acceptable time limit for workout preparation. So, I give up and find something to snack on. So, tonight I went, mostly because I was mad about something and needed to burn off energy. I did the treadmill and the elliptical and then I did some crunches. I'm sure I'll be feeling it in the morning.

On one of my late nights up watching tv, I saw an infomercial for a workout dvd set called Slim in 6. I believe that all the testimonials on those things are bogus and bull****. Wanna know why? Cause I have seen actors do them that I have seen before in low budget movies. So, you can't convince me that they stumbled on this great product between auditions for menial acting jobs and feel that they MUST promote this product that they really and truly believe in. Anyways, testimonials aside, I was intrigued by the exercises themselves. They looked like a workout class I had taken a few years back and had great results with. So, the next day I looked it up online and I also looked up reviews by REAL people on discussion threads. 95% of what I read about people trying the video workouts was pretty positive. These people had actually seen results with the workout and are still using them at least 3 days a week or more. This further peaked my interest and I am pretty convinced that I want to give it a try.

HOLD ON RIGHT THERE, YOU NAYSAYERS! One thing that I despise is when you are telling someone about your desire to lose a few pounds or to get in better shape and they tell you, "You don't need to worry about that. You're as skinny as a post. You're crazy! You think YOU need to worry about weight!" I HATE THAT! It drives me nuts. Obviously the person sharing these desires feels uncomfortable to some degree with the state of their bodies, weight, shape, or lack of toning to be sharing it with you. By saying these things, you are undermining their trust in your opinion and their perceptions and their goals. They are NOT saying, "Ugh, I'm a big fat cow and I don't deserve to live because I can't fit in a pair of size 0 jeans!" So, PLEASE, think before you belittle a person's opinion of their own body. I know...I'm hanging off the deep end right now. But it had to be said and there it is.

So, if I decide to do this workout plan, I will update you all on my progress. I wouldn't mind doing it to get more energy too...can't always be taking those afternoon naps, you know?!


Something McSomethingkins said...

I think if a person has the desire to stay with a workout program long enough, you'll definitely get results. I need some of that. So good luck in your venture.

And I totally agree with you about the weight thing. I hate it when people say that to me; they've never seen me in a bathing suit. I wear what I wear to hide my defaults, so of course they're going to think I have none to complain about. Of course, I think I've said the same to you, but your are a size 4. Still, it's how you feel about yourself. Also, being skinny and being in shape are not the same thing, so I support you 100%.

amisare waswerebeen said...

Thanks for the support and understanding. I'm not a size 4 though. I just outgrew being able to squeeze into a size 5 and to my dismay, am probably in a 6 now. There is nothing wrong with a 6, but it's 2 sizes more than I used to be. Thankfully though, I'm going for visual result and not depending on the scale.

Something McSomethingkins said...

My bones prevent me from ever reaching a size 6, I'm pretty sure. I don't know why on earth you thought I could fit into your pants in London.

amisare waswerebeen said...

Because you have one of the flattest stomachs I've ever seen. That's why.

Mama P said...

I'm sure you look beautiful in a size six. Miss Size 14 will borrow your pants one day as arm warmers! (Looking forward to readingn more of your stuff when it's not 6:30 am. I have a Disneyland trip to take, don't you know?)

Mama P said...

I am posting here because I can't find your email and I'm not sure if you automatically get emailed any responses to the posts you give me. Did you get the one below or are you just getting it now? It's telling you how to post your fabulous picture.

Okay, what you do is post a photo of yourself to your blog (like so). Make sure the title of the photo is short - like "photo" (no quote marks of course) Then go into your blog link and double click your latest entry (the one with the photo). There are two links. Hit the HTML link. Then you will see this random code for your photo and your text. Highlite the photo, copy and then go into your profile, pasting it in the URL. Hit save and publish and there you will be. Wow, I sound so techy for a geek that can't figure out how to link other sites or why in hell I'm not getting people's comments emailed to me. I only see them by scrolling through. What if George Bush commented? I wouldn't ever know. Maybe that's a good thing.