Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Two Would Be Too Much

My cousin Tracy over at Recipe Swapping Momma wrote a great post about a weight loss contest she was having with some girls from her office. I really thought it was such a good idea the way the contest was being played. I hope you'll go read about it.

I told y'all I've been going to the gym and exercising. In fact, here's a snapshot of some of the girls in one of my classes. Can you pick me out? How about Nan? We're using the belly buster machine and having a LaParilla margarita at the same time.

Do y'all remember those belly belt things? My mom and dad had one when I was a kid. I used to get on it. It would absolutely shake your entire body, even your head would feel like it was vibrating. Hilarious. Evidently they didn't work so well or else they'd be in every home in the country. If it was that easy to get rid of fat and firm your muscles, wouldn't it be great?

But unfortunately, it isn't. So I find myself doing lots of this.

I've taken a few yoga classes and it is so very hard. I know I've heard it's relaxing, but I think the only relaxing pose I did was when we just sat on the floor and breathed. That felt pretty good. But I am a beginner and the second time was easier than the first. And the third time easier than the second.

I haven't seen this little gadget at my gym. I guess it didn't work too well either. Look closely at the ad. Remember the days of COD, when you could just pay your postman for what you ordered. Can't imagine that happening these days.

I wonder how long the company that sold this stayed in business. I doubt very long with their "11" day guarantee. What's up with 11? Why not 10 like most? I guess the big changes occurred on that 11th day.

Now I have seen these at my gym. I haven't seen any men in suits or women in dresses or even men in bathing suits on them though. Thank goodness. That would be kinda gross. I guess this one really works.

What I'm getting at with this post is this. I have this crazy mindset that doesn't let me go on a diet and exercise at the same time. I mean, it's too much. I have made some simple changes in my diet and that's the best I'm able to do. Exercising and getting in shape is taking priority right now.

Perhaps I will look this company down and see if I can still get a can of their product.

Which, BTW, must not have worked very well either since I don't see it on my local grocers shelf.

I hope that working out and the small changes in my diet will keep me from having to order my spring and summer clothes from here.

I would much rather look like her.

And thankfully, I will say that I haven't seen anyone dressed like that at my gym either. But when I get my body to look like hers, I just might.
Till next time, when I'll be writing from my heaven on earth, Tybee, LLL.


Theresa said...

Kelly Kelly, you tickle me so! I love the old pictures of the exercise equipment. I would like to have one of those machines that you just stand there and it does the work for you. I do really good in the eating the right stuff but I stink when it comes to exercising. I am proud of you for keeping it up and a margarita while doing the work-out might help:) I don't know how you got that picture of me in those short-shorts, I am looking g-o-o-d:) Heck, I am not as tall head to toe as just her legs, hehe! Love you bunches and I hope you and your sweet husband have a wonderful time. Please wish him a happy birthday from me!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

What a nice surprise! Thanks for telling people about me! I have NEVER been so motivated to win something and in turn, have really been so disciplined. Your post today is so funny. I guess people have been trying to figure it out for years. Good old elevated heart rate is about the only thing I have found to work! Congrats on your workouts. You can do it!! Have a great day and thanks again!

Nana said...

Love the pictures! You will lose weight and get into shape. Seriously the only thing I have stopped doing in the last 5 years is excersize on a consistant basis and I gained 30 pounds in those 5 yrs.

You would think that would be enough to get me going and well, it has. Finally.

suzanne said...

UGGH... I already tried to post a comment once and it booted me..

Free for Chubbies ... what a hoot!
Poor girl who knew her mom ordered her dresses here. At least now they call it "Pretty Plus" for girls.
I knew that belt thing at Mom's couldn't really work, even back then. All it did was make me ITCH!!
Have a great trip, and give Jeff a birthday shout-out from me! And please tell him I'm going to sing happy birthday to him the way he sings it to others! HA! :0)

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billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh my, I loved the pictures!!!! Chubby sized clothes, ummmmm now they are called Plus Size, I think I liked chubby better :) I'm trying SO HARD to get thin too...I'll let you know how I do! Enjoyed your post, have a great night!

Missy said...

LOL! You are so funny! I want a belly belt thingy! They would have to work!

Joyce said...

You make me laugh! Those pictures are great! I gave up on the whole diet stuff. I am riding my bike every day because the dr. told me letting my cat out isn't enough exercise. She doesn't understand how often she wants out!!! And I am doing the "halfway" eating. I only eat 1/2 of what I would normally eat. This way I'm not counting and stressing and thinking about it all the time. And I lose that way. ;D Good luck! xoxo