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This No Gym, Can't Do Much While Packing and Moving Thing Bites

Thursday, June 17, 2010

So, my eating is not horrible, but I feel the muscle going away. I feel myself getting squishy. Not good! After weeks of searching, I did finally purchase a swimsuit yesterday. Oh, the horror. It literally was weeks. (You try fitting a swimsuit to a 34D top and a size 4 bottom half. It's not that easy, when you don't want a bikini.) I ended up with a tankini that has a low back, but a tie also in the back (think like a wide tie where the bra would be on your back) as well as halter strings from the center (bandeau style) ...with underwire. It sounds really complicated, but it wasn't bad and it helped balance me out as well as support me. But seeing myself in a bathing suit (over and over and over) wasn't exactly thrilling when I haven't been able to go to the gym or work out like I like to...and I see the difference.

Needless to say, I can't wait to have all of this done and be in my new place, with a new gym...or just have space to work out without boxes and a tornado in every room in the house. And no, you cannot workout outside in the desert. It just doesn't work well in the summer unless you want to be a dehydrated lobster within 4 minutes. Frustrated Incorporated. (That was a great song. lol)

And speaking of frustration... Summer is ticking away as is the time I have left to figure out what I am going to do in the fall. So I move and then??? I mean I have to move again. I need to find some place to be, a job to survive on. Oh dear, oh dear. Maybe I should go off to Guatemala for the year to teach, but I just can't see me spending my entire 34th year doing that. Okay, I need to calm down, because something will come up. It will happen because it always does... Well, at least I look pretty good, despite the squishiness. :)

Until next time.
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BLUETIGGER33 6/19/2010 6:12PM

    Well, that's better then. I don't know why anyone lives out here voluntarily. I'm in 29 Palms. Good luck with your move.

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YFERR213 6/18/2010 7:10PM

    You could always turn packing into exercise. Do squats or lunges with the boxes, or try to time yourself and see how fast you can pack a box for some good cardio. Or take 10 minute breaks and do a quick set of exercises. Have a competition with friends to see who could pack the most, or the quickest, or move the boxes the fastest.

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LISSA1976 6/18/2010 1:13PM

    Oh, no I am moving from the hi-desert in so-cal...away, far away, because I have not been able to build a life here with no work, no art community, etc. It's just not for me here.

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BLUETIGGER33 6/18/2010 3:49AM

    What desert are you moving to? I live in the Mojave.

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ALICEART2010 6/17/2010 3:18PM

    Hey, Let's go teach English in a foreign country!! I'm totally up for it.

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LISSA1976 6/17/2010 1:44PM

    I actually had the best luck at Macy's and Nordstrom's. I decided on one at Macy's...which is having a sale btw and has a ton on clearance. They have separates too. ;) And many of them are sold by bra sizes...

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PRANA_DANCER 6/17/2010 1:20PM

    Here, here!

I'm trying the pack for moving too and while I'm eating fine I'm starting to lose muscle tone. And I've been putting off swim suit shopping for ages. Target sells separates so its easy to find matching tops and bottoms, the trouble is finding a 32F top. Ugh.

But try Target if you can!

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