Friday, August 17, 2007

Let's Get Physical! (And Fit)

After much soul searching and decision making, I made the decision to make some life changes. Those changes included losing weight by making better food choices (for the whole family) and exercise. To support me in my choices I decided to join my workplace Weight Watchers group and Craig bought me a gym membership to Bally's. He is athletic and has always lifted weights, he's pretty buff if I do say so myself!

Anyway, I am happy with the gym membership and I started yesterday. I walked a couple miles on the treadmill then Craig came and told me it was time for my "circuit training." Huh? What he SHOULD have said was, "Step into my torture chamber and be in awe as I make you do things your body will scream at! "

He took me from contraption to contraption and I was doing pretty good- in pain- but good until something called "The Natilus Gravitron." I ain't talking about the fair ride either my friends... The Natilus Gravitron uses a bit of anti-gravity magic to reduce your weight (HA!) to make it easier (DOUBLE HA!) to do pull ups or chin ups. I've never been able to do a full pull up before, and being barely 5 feet tall and in need of losing weight did not make it look any more promising!

Anyway, Craig told me to climb up on this contraption that looked like something you could use to give birth on (not happening either) and put my knees on this platform that was seriously up 6 feet in the air and, hang on, pull myself up at the same time when it was low enough!

Okay, so while I'm telling him I don't think this is a good idea he is the "encouraging trainer" saying, "Yes you can babe! You can do it!" You would think I would know better! BUT, yes, I climbed up and I mean climbed, put my knees on this contraption and it started moving downward very fast. So, naturally, I started to freak out- very fast! I said, "Oh, oh, I don't like this!" Then I grabbed onto a bar, some random bar, but I'm still sliding down...

Craig: "You got it! You got it! Pull yourself up when you get down low enough!"

Me: "No, I can't. Oh no..."

Craig: "Yes you can, come on..."

Me: "I'm gonna fall..."

Craig: "No, you won't..."

I start to freak out and grab hold of his head as I am in mid-air. Picture this: Knees on this sliding platform thing moving downward, one arm hanging onto a bar and the other wrapped around my husband's head. Uh-huh- in the middle of Bally's! Yeah... go ahead get a visual and laugh, go ahead, it's funny, I know. Oh how I know, I heard all of the people around me snickering and that's okay- because now I know- that contraption is NOT my friend. I will continue my journey to getting physical without the Natilus Gravitron. Thank you very much! Seriously, I had a very good work out and I am looking forward to making it part of my life.

I wanted to post some "before" pictures of me but I realized I don't really have any because I'm always BEHIND the camera! I never want my picture taken because I'm overweight! That's going to change- I'll post a before shot in the next couple of days as I become the "incredible shrinking woman..." shrinking- but definitely NOT sliding on the "Natilus Gravitron!"

Love & Blessings!

1 comment:

Break the Box said...

Too Funny! I'm with you though....I've got to start something myself...I'm tired of seeing all of those plastic surgery patients come out looking so skinny! I don't have the money to have plastic surgery right now, so I geuss the old fashion work out will have to do! This was cute....I was laughing out loud, I had a mental picture of you hanging on to Dad's bald head!! LOL! Miss you, Love you, Christy!!