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You Punch Like a Girl (day 18)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Well, I've been a little lax with writing this week, but I promise to keep doing this. I stepped on the scale this morning and found I am down to 259.2! That's another 4lbs lost! Hooray for me!!! I'm very excited, my goal was just to be 2lbs less than last week, so I really have no excuse to be sad, but yet I feel oddly...what's the word?....indifferent? about it. Don't get me wrong I'm very happy that I've been able to drop 12lbs in in only 18 days, I guess I'm just nervous for when my good luck will end and I'll hit that wall. Even last night, at kickboxing, the whole time I'm thinking, Wow, i'm not sweating as much as I did on Tuesday, I also didn't have half the energy I had on Tuesday for whatever reason....I guess I'm waiting to be disappointed. I think it must be the hormones. I have had wicked PMS this whole week. Bleh.

Speaking of kickboxing, I'm proud of myself for going twice this week. I definitely needed the stress release. But I think the best part is the people in the class. It's January, so there's always a big influx of people to class who've made new years resolutions, usually it dies back down by the end of February. So there's all these new people which makes for a fun and entertaining show. Don't get me wrong, I may not be the most graceful person, or the fastest, but I've been taking kickboxing for the better part of ten years now. I'm fairly confident that I can do the moves properly. And also, good for these new people coming to class, they're all trying and that's the most important part. It just blows me away how uncoordinated people can be! Take last night, for example. Generally the class is all women, every now and then someone's boy friend or husband will come. Last night the instructor's guy friend came and I over heard him talking to her about how he used to work out at a real boxing gym, doing sparring and all that. Cool. Good for him. Then the music starts and we're all bouncing around following along with Gwen the instructor and I notice that he can't quite get himself onto the right rhythm. He's always a few steps behind. Totally understandable. The first half of class is usually more aerobic than anything and I have found that most men have a hard time keeping up. Fine. But then, I'm watching more closely and I notice that as he's throwing his punches and hooks, his fists are really loose. So loose that it looks like he's clawing at the air. Seriously? What man punches that way? There was also a new girl last night who looked like she was in high school, but she was about 6'3" and maybe 100lbs. She was so long and lanky that every move she made looked like a praying mantis unfolding itself and lunging at its prey. She kind of freaked me out a little bit. It was pretty entertaining. In a way, watching these new people flailing and attempting to keep up makes me try harder to make my form better and put more energy into each step. So in a way, its good to have new people.

On another note, I'd like to talk about sweat pants. Specifically Old Navy yoga pants. I used to wear them to kickboxing because they used to be the only sweat pants that were comfortable and had a drawstring. They used to fit perfectly. Now, I recently bought a new pair because the drawstrings on some of my old ones had broken or come out. I didn't bother trying them on because they're sweat pants and they always used to fit. Well, I don't know who the genius was who decided that they needed to be changed, but I'd like to personally punch that person in the face. I guess I should first explain that I have thick legs compared to my butt and hips. I am not saying I have a small butt, but in proportion to the rest of me, I'm lacking a little bit of junk in my trunk. I have big thighs no matter what size I'm at and thick calves. Its a family thing from my mother's side, I'm not a huge fan, it's always made finding pants difficult. Especially since for whatever reason, most pants seem to be made for people who have stick legs, no matter how big their waist is. But Old Navy sweat pants used to fit. Not anymore. Now I put them on and I can't get the crotch to come up to where it's supposed to because its cut too small in the thighs. WTF? You disappoint me, Old Navy....

Well, that's my rant for the day. 175 days to go....still have to think of what I'm going to do extra this week to keep my momentum going...I'll get back to you on that....
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    Amen, sister!
    1952 days ago
    Another store that has fallen to catering to young thin bodies......not normal shaped or even heavier bodies.

    Sad but true! emoticon
    1953 days ago
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