Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Case in point: BMI testing at Oz.
For us ladies, I probably don't have to go into detail. But I will because my ranting will make me feel better.
First of all, all I wanted was a membership to Oz so I could partake in the awesome workouts with fellow TriFusionites and not be afraid that the roof will fall on my head or that one of only 5 treadmills will work or that maybe I'll catch some funky disease from the carpeted bathroom floors at Global. What I forget is that these Oz people are all about UPSELL, UPSELL, UPSELL!! So why not try upselling me on the idea of a personal trainer by "making" me have my BMI done? I mean, what could be more motivating?
So I am led back to this small cubicle of a room (which hides nothing, by the way) to discuss my goals and what-not. Then Mr. Sam pulls out this green pincher looking thing...what the hell?! He explains where he needs to pinch (pinch?!) and that's when I realized I wasn't going to like the outcome of this
First my tri's...then my back...and then the dreaded love handle and my favorite, the bellybutton portion of the tire I love to lug around...yes, I even asked if this part was necessary. Then my tree trunk of a thigh...the best part though, is when he said, "Ok, now I need your chest."
"I mean, your calf."
Whew. That was close.
So after the torture was done, he seemed a wee bit unconcerned about the numbers. This makes me question the accuracy of this pinch test. I know the BMI calculators online are sketchy but how accurate can this pinch thing be?
So I really don't know where I'm at on this BMI thing. According to Weight Watchers, I'm obese...teehehee...that's dumb. But according to Mr. Sam, I'm average...which I chuckle at as well. So I took both percentages and averaged them out...this seemed to be more accurate in my mind as I don't see myself as "average" or "obese" but right in the middle of the two.
I'm ok with this...for now.
But! I'm now a member of our so coveted Oz Fitness!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Now, if I could just find a pool that won't strip me of all my moolah.
Also, thanks to Steve and the folks with the Brooks ID program, I will be sportin' some awesome apparel. Gosh, this sport gets better and better each year!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Snow which turns to ice and clogs the gutters of my apartment building and then starts melting and draining into my apartment instead; hell.
NOTE: These are not actual pictures of my place but they're pretty darn close!...and the smell...
Happy New Year! Ugh.
Monday, December 15, 2008
“Resolutions lack the required preparation: Resolutions are usually made while thinking about what you would like to change, but forgetting to think about how you are going to go about that change.
Making changes requires preparation, work, patience, stamina and discipline to succeed. If you don't conduct the initial research and preparations on how you are going to make the resolution succeed, there is a very good chance you'll never achieve it. Most New Year's resolutions are simply statements or wishes made without any planning.“
That said, lets plan!
1. To feel grateful for what I have, to appreciate my blessings, instead of punishing myself by focusing on lack (physically, mentally, spiritually or materialistically)
2. To feel grateful for my present challenges, which give me the opportunity to grow into my greater potential to handle them. (Which is another way of saying “Embrace It”!)
3. Eat well, exercise sufficiently, get enough rest because when I feel my best, I do my best, and that produces the best results. (Don’t give up what you want most, for what you want at the moment! I really like this quote apparently)
4. Maintain neat, clean orderly environments because a cluttered space generates frustration and opposition. (A cluttered desk equals a cluttered mind. -Albert Einstein)
5. Remain vigilant of how I THINK about my situation, based on my understanding that I bring about what I think about. (Positive thinking)
Gotta love Calvin.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Roger needs to know he shouldn't videotape me running. I look like I'm on drugs.
Seriously. I never, ever, ever thought I'd ever say that I enjoyed running. I played volleyball and softball and was a cheerleader in high school all (in some part) because I hated running and those (aside from golf) were the best chances I had to avoid running and still be involved in something!
And how did this happen? Two women asked me if I'd like to try my first Triathlon 3 1/2 years ago.
Cheryl and Kathi...and my nearly 200 lb self with a white cap. If you didn't already know, I felt like a huge inflammed pimple...red with a whitehead. ick.
Turkey Trot 2008. I remember last year Steve gave me the compliment of keeping a good pace. Little did he know I was dying! This year? No near death experiences!
Monday, December 8, 2008
My partner in crime, Krista
Jaydra, Cassie and I
Part of our photo shoot...I really don't know
Our classy gentlemen...I don't know who the 3 dudes on the right are though...?
They treated us well with the grub! Here we have spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and yummy strawberry shortcake!
Krista and I taking a break from the photo shoot
I wish this was in color! So pretty! The leaves were so bright...what a great weekend!