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In which i’m torturing myself

I feel like I haven’t written a post in forever, possibly because I haven’t written a post in forever.  It’s that time between Thanksgiving and Christmas that I find incredibly stressful.  I have, however, decided to attempt to get my shit together.

 

A little background here.

 

You know, or you would if you actually ever read this blog, that I’ve been in kind of a shit mood lately.  I haven’t actually been depressed or anything, just kind of withdrawn and melancholy.  The end result is that I haven’t been working out that hard, haven’t really been talking to people and I’ve spent much time just basically spaced out in never, never land.

 

At any rate, I had decided in September to do a boot camp to get my ass in shape but alas, it fell through.  My goal then had been to get myself in shape before London but it was not to be.  There was another “get rid of the Turkey fat” boot camp that was supposed to start this week and once again, I decided to give it a try.  It too didn’t have enough people so it was cancelled.

 

This time, however, I decided that I really, really needed to push myself (mostly off my couch) so it was decided that I would work with a personal trainer twice a week for 30 minutes.

 

Now, this doesn’t really sound like much and it didn’t seem too hard so I figured “hey, I can do that” because I need to do that.  See?  I’m constantly hurting my neck and shoulder so I haven’t really lifted weights in years.  The end result of both gravity and my advanced age is that I really look like Jabba the Hut, except he’s better looking.

 

So, I decided to sign up for 10 sessions that would last 5 weeks, get it?  I mean, how hard could a half an hour be right?  WRONG.  I went in on Tuesday at 8:00.  Now, I normally do an 8:30 spin class and I figured that OK, a half hour of weights and then a spin class twice a week and I’m good to go.

 

So, I get there and the trainer (Julie) gets me started and honestly, within 5 minutes my legs are hurting and I’m huffing and puffing.  Really LYNN?  REALLY?  It’s unbelievable to me that you can work out 7 days a week and the second you do something different you’re fucking dying.  I knew this (kinda) because we once went on a Zipline in Jamaica and I was dying just walking up the hills to get to the next line.  I remember thinking, “shit, I need to cross train more.”

 

As you can imagine, Julie was VERY efficient in her use of time and by the time the 30 minutes was over, I couldn’t feel my arms.  Therefore, spinning was incredibly difficult because it hurt just stretching my arms to the handlebars.  Woah…this is going to be a long 5 weeks I thought.

 

Today was day two of the personal training and once again, I arrived for my 8 o’clock session but this time I was a little apprehensive.  As I was dying, Julie pointed out that I was half way through.  How sad?  15 minutes of weights and I was hoping I could finish the session out.

 

Today was all about burnout in the session where you just do a hard set and then an easier set, which is as many as you can do before your appendages actually fall off.  Ugghhhh… I hope this is worth it because today I asked Julie to give me a diet to follow as well.  I mean, if I’m going to kill myself I might as well go all in right?

 

My goal is to feel better about myself by Christmas.  That gives me about 3 weeks.  I have no idea how I’ll do because honestly, self-discipline is not my forte but I’m going to try.

 

Ok, just typing this is hurting my arms so I’m off to shower.  I might as well be clean before I collapse.  I’ll keep you up to date unless I die in which case, you probably won’t hear from me.

 

See ya

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22 Comments

  1. cprocton
    December 7, 2011

    good luck I am actually in the same spot, yet have given up on dissolving my rolls, just work out for the exhilaration (-:, bullshit
    hope to see you during the holiday season, i will be wearing something shapeless..

    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      Ugggghhh..no progress thus far

  2. Emma, The SuperGal
    December 7, 2011

    I really give you credit for pushing through and hauling your ass off the couch to go to the gym. I hope it makes you feel better! Maybe there is some yummy eye candy at the gym to make it worth the trip” “I’m not here to workout! I’m here to ogle crotch-monkeys!”
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    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      Nope..mostly women when I work out…

  3. Julie
    December 7, 2011

    If your trainers name is any indication, she possesses a kind soul and won’t kill you … I hope.

    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      Wrong!!!!

  4. frank anderson
    December 7, 2011

    Good luck on the working out! I’m a once a week elliptical couch potato light work out ‘fanatic”. My idea of working out is running to the buffet line :)

    Hang in there because there are some positive endorphins (right word ?) that kick in from working out and maybe you’ll see some good eye candy (Emma’s remark)!

    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      no eye candy at the gym and i’ve never had any endorphins…but i will prevail

  5. Francoise
    December 7, 2011

    Well, same here.. I’m having my diet right now. My goal is to have at least 4 to 5 kg lesser this January 2012. I don’t know if I can make it.. I’m not yet weighing myself, I want it surprise!
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    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      ummm….kilograms…so i’m doing the math. is it 2.2 pounds = a kilogram?

      good for you and good luck

  6. Pamela D Hart
    December 7, 2011

    You say self-discipline is not your forte, but you go to spin classes quite frequently and you blog 5 days a week. I’d say you got it in ya. So, you go girl! But if Julie “kills” you, she’s gonna have to answer to US! We need our daily dose of All Fooked Up! Go easy on your hands and arms so you can blog! Oh and don’t bump your head, we don’t want you getting all normal or something. ;-)

    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      heee…i work out EVERY day…i don’t consider that self-discipline but something i do so that “Lynn did something good today” is off my checklist.

      The blogging thing…hmmmm Never really thought about that

  7. By Word of Mouth Musings
    December 7, 2011

    You are making me look bad!
    and my *ss ;)
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    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      I must have gotten confused about the part where you said you were going to call me

  8. Lady Daa Doo
    December 7, 2011

    I’m so lazy at the moment, I have baths. That way I can lay down rather than forced to stand in a shower. Oh well, I will just enjoy cramming as much food in my mouth and sort it all out in the new year. :-)

    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      good for you…i’m going on vacation eventually and i have to put on a bathing suit so …

  9. Mayor Gia
    December 7, 2011

    Good for you! You’re gonna feel so accomplished in a few weeks.
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    • Lynn
      December 7, 2011

      I’m doing so poorly on my eating so i’m really not so sure!!!

  10. Michelle
    December 9, 2011

    I think I should pamper myself..I am going to the spa or having a vacation..
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  11. Sophia
    December 16, 2011

    Come on! you would get the good result after insisting on it. I do have this kind of experience, if that I would keep me insist like you :)
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  12. heidimoorez
    December 20, 2011

    Christmas is very near… so hows your work out? any progress so far?
    heidimoorez recently posted..1300 numbers in AustraliaMy Profile

    • Lynn
      December 20, 2011

      well, i’m getting stronger but i’ve actually gotten fatter

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