Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Woman in Training

It recently dawned on me that I am fairly out of shape and that if I am to be serious about having any energy whatsoever to engage in the *ahem* extracurricular activities that I will be performing very regularly now in light of my recent decision, that I would have to get into shape.

So I followed my big decision with a slightly less momentous, but still significant, decision and I opened a gym membership.

Today was my first ball-breaking, vulva-breaking(?) session, and as a result of my workout, I now, ironically, have like no energy left for the extracurricular activities that the gym workouts are meant to support. And perhaps more importantly, I am so out of steam that I can barely craft a coherent post tonight or do much blogging at all.

However, I wanted to at least say thank you for this Crazy Hip Blog Mama of the Week award. I knew you all thought I was crazy, but I’ve never been called “hip” before in all my life. And I kinda like it. So thanks. I think I'll hang on to it for a week. It kinda feels good.

OK. I’m gonna go collapse onto my bed now.

Oh, one last thing. Anyone know where I can get a good pair of leg warmers? Cuz I hear that 80's clothes are making a comeback, and I wanna look good when I go to the gym.


Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

Congrats you crazy chica, you! And I think I got at least one pair in my hope chest.... *goes to look*

5:08 AM  
Blogger Linus said...

I keep saying I'm going to start working out, but I however, haven't got the energy to even open the gym membership :)

Good luck to you! I wish I could say that you've inspired me, but it would take an act of God at this point . . .

5:16 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Congratulations, crazy lady. Funny timing that now you're actively trying to get rid of the "hip" part.

Good luck with that. Let us know how it goes 'cause I could use a little bit of inspiration. Or I could just sit on my couch and eat Cheetos.

5:43 AM  
Blogger monica said...

You kill me. Vulva breaking and leg warmers in the same post.

I bow down. LOL!

5:46 AM  
Anonymous emma said...

Good for you for joining the gym!! I did it about a year ago and was exhausted every time I went to a body sculpting class. It takes a long time to get a very unfit body fit. I'm okay now, tons of energy.

One of the big secrets about trying to lose weight is don't come home starving from the gym and think, oh, I've burned off all those calories, I can have a piece of cake. That's what I thought and I didn't lose weight for the whole year!!

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Guinevere Meadow said...

At least you HAVE the gym membership instead of just thinking about one like the rest of us. No pain, no gain, baby!! (I, however, prefer to keep my vulva intact, thank you very much!) lol!

6:07 AM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

You should feel better after a while and then you actually will have more energy from going to the gym. That vulva breaking phrase cracked me up!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

"vulva-breaking" O-U-C-H

for the leg warmers--i hate spamming myself but look in my profile :::whistling innocently:::

6:47 AM  
Blogger Farm Girl said...

Good luck with the workout. I just have no motivation to do that but I bet you'll do great.

7:13 AM  
Blogger green3 said...

That Jane Fonda pic - I HAVE THAT EXACT TAPE!!! Oh, how I wanted an outfit like that, back in the day. :)

Good luck!

7:19 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Congrats you hip crazy woman you!!

And on the gym too ... keep us posted ... I need some inspriation these days.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Vulva breaking??/
80's fashion making a comeback????

These images are going to keep my mind preoccupied all day...

8:12 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Congrats on the "Big Decition"!! That's great news!!
And props to you for joining the gym.......You go with your bad self.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Self-Proclaimed Supermom said...


Wish someone would nominate me :(

8:31 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...

Good luck! You're more disciplined than I.

8:35 AM  
Blogger beth said...

I think we're on the same schedule here. I got the baby fever recently and am now on the brink of obession and I'd planned on calling the nearby gym today to talk to them about their childcare. Good luck with both.

If you find the leg warmers I'll be requiring a photo. I bought myself a jeans jacket yesterday...seriously.

9:17 AM  
Blogger beth said...

Oh, and congrats on the award. You are totally deserving. Sorry to be a comment hog.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

I almost broke my vulva reading this.

Congratulations on being MOTW!

9:30 AM  
Anonymous wendy boucher said...

Be careful what you wish for, Mother of the Week. I'm sure a lot of us could rain some leg warmers on you. I probably haven't cleaned out my exercise gear since the 80's.

9:57 AM  
Blogger virtualsprite said...

Congratulations on the CHBM recognition. Knew you had it in you!

And leg warmers... yeah. Found some in my basement. That was scary. I'm not sure I'm comfortable with Flashdance-style coming back.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Nikkie said...

I always think about trying the gym thing and my wallet and my lazzy voice reminds me that I'm broke. I hope it works out for you and you get your energy back for "activities"!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Mega Mom said...

I can so picture you in the leg warmers. I say screw the exercise. I've been back at it for about 1 1/2 years now and it ain't doin' squat.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

Good for you! I always feel so much better when I exercise (she says as she finishes a bag of chips).

And I have had vulva-breaking bike rides, so I think it's a valid term.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Whoo-hoo! Congrats on the award. You know how to make us laugh our butts off! We all thank you for that!

3:38 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

Ill dig those leg warmers out for ya.....lol.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

From now on I think I'm going to say "vulva" at least once in all of my posts. Vulva, vulva, vulva. LOL

5:35 PM  
Blogger kim said...

well it worked for me ... the minute i started working out and dieting i got pregnant ...so good luck !!

6:57 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Congrats!! You so had my vote!

It takes a little while to get back into the gym thing. Start it now girl! I am telling you this first trimester has knocked me on my butt!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Try Ebay for the leg warmers!

Congrats on MOTW. I've been enjoying your blog & your little cutie!

7:46 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

I'm so proud of you. I have no desire to work out. I *should* work out. But I still don't wanna.

yay you, you crazy, hip work-out queen!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

I checked out your interview over at Hip Momma Crazy Whatever. It was really interesting to read that very few of your "real life" people know about your blog and that you are a very introverted person.

I run around telling whoever I can trap, "Hey! I have a blog. I have sleep apnea. I had a colonoscopy." I think I scare people! ;)

Good for you on the exercise. I have practically been ordered to get in shape by the doctor. I did start eliminating refined flour/rice from my diet. No exercise yet, though.

"Vulva-breaking" There has got to be a description that doesn't make me clench up so tightly! ;)

8:45 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Are you kidding?? Hip is, like, one of the first words that comes to my mind when I think of MotR! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!! About damn time you got recognized.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Queso said...

Just be hip. Don't sprain your hips. And don't wear leg warmers. Even if they're hip.

10:41 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

I hear that "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John really gets ones blood pumping!

Keep on keepin' on, it'll get better, and if it doesn't at least you'll look hot doin' it!!! LOL!


11:53 PM  
Blogger Waya said...

Congrats you hot hip mama! Ahh, the 80's, and leg warmers. Whoever invented that, need to be shot!

6:17 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

I saw a woman wearing legwarmers at the pilates class in my gym a few weeks ago. No kidding! I'll aske her wher she got them.

You know I think you're doing a fabulous thing!

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

leg warmers huh? All you need is some really long sock and cut the toes off!

Abracadabra, you have leg warmers!

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Dirty Birdie said...

Kim - OMG Me too! Me too!!! I had just gotten myself back in the grove, melted 8 lbs in 4 weeks and WHAM prego!

I think I'll be working out at home when Anna is born...I'll have to dig out those leg warmers.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Congratulations you hip momma!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Congrats, you CRAZY HIP mama!

PS. I heart leg-warmers.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous CrankMama said...

Can we have that drink now?

1:52 PM  
Blogger SaraS-P said...

I saw leg warmers in Target the other day.

I had to lay off the intensive gym classes for the same reason you cite --- I would get too word down to do the deed! I have opted by less exhausting activities like yoga and long walks. I am not developing a killer sculpted bod but I have been managing to have a little energy at bedtime.

6:29 PM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

You are so hilarious. Yea, use the word Vulva - it rates! ha ha. the picture did bring back memories of those hideous leg warmers. And you wil eventually have more energy if you go tot he gym, but it just takes time and its hard at first..but keep at it!!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

Good for you!

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I just joined a gym too! We can send each other moral support!

PS....That's very exciting that you're trying for baby #2!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Congrats and keep that vulva intact. You never know when you'll need it again.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Nut's mom said...

leg warmers? try the spirit halloween store. they have got to have something!!

8:41 PM  
Blogger Belle said...

Congrats on CHBM of the week! That's awesome!

2:07 AM  

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