Fit Club posts are going to be a little late in the day for the next three weeks or so - summer Swim Team season has intervened with a vengeance.
It just so happens that from 8:30 am until 11 am five days a week I am sitting by the pool watching my kids in my workout clothes (I go straight to the gym from the pool) with my hair in a hat, stinky (why take two showers within a four hour period?), and looking as completely un-sexy has humanly possible around a bunch of gorgeous fit people with glowing tans.
Talk about a motivator...
Good news? My butt looks nice and round. Ah, I had forgotten how good it feels to slide a pair of pants on over a muscled butt. I was so excited about it yesterday (when I fit into a pair of pants with a tag that said one size smaller than I usually wear!) that I pulled the pants on and did that kick-your-feet-in-the-air thing on the bed.
Then I put on a top in my regular size, and it was too tight. So, you win some and lose some, right?
After two weeks of a bit of gaining, I'm losing again. I weighed myself and am right on the edge of a ten pound drop. EDGE. I feel like running laps and not eating just to get that number to hurry up and fall! Then I remember some of the lectures ArmyWifeToddlerMom has given me about weight loss and I force myself to be healthy about it.
But here's the kicker: I bought a bathing suit yesterday -- AND WORE IT AT THE POOL!!! Without feeling like I had to hide! I actually felt kind of cute in it! Kind of. Not bikini cute, but I didn't feel like the Elephant Man, either.
Okay, it was one of those miracle suits that kind of holds everything in (Tar-zhey, sale), and I did have to get a size larger than my normal because my normal size looked GREAT in the boob and butt area, but there was floopy skin being pinched out of every arm, leg, back, and boob hole. That part was not so attractive; but according to the fitting room attendant it is a normal byproduct of wearing a miracle suit. I'm guessing my scream of abject terror wasn't the first she had ever heard from that suit design.
So, this fit club thing seems to be working! Even though I ate two moon pies last week.
For the record - I don't even like moon pies. I don't know why I ate them. If I was going to have a sugar attack, I should have bought some tiramisu. Much more satisfying.
Don't forget - next Thursday is our Nikki Fitness radio show! Nikki is a GREAT radio guest, and she'll be taking your fitness questions! Make sure you're there to call in and listen, you won't regret it!