Am I crazy?

Two workouts/one day.

Yep, I’m certifiable.

Actually, I think I’m on some kind of high. Is this what it feels like to be fit? Is this what it feels like to know you’re doing something RIGHT?

Cuz if it is, I’m down with it.

A few notes:

  • The part I hate most about my body is my midsection. I would chop it off if I could (even though it does make a good resting place for a bowl when I’m sitting on the couch). I know I need to do abdominal workouts in order to fix the situation but they are quite difficult. It’s not the lack of muscle that makes them difficult. It’s the giant blob of fat between my chest and my thighs that makes it difficult. Do you see pregnant women doing situps? No, because there’s a giant mass on their abdomen. If you have a flat midsection, imagine trying to do situps with a basketball under your shirt. Yeah, it gets in the way. I think I could do them better if it wasn’t for the blob, but if it wasn’t for the blob I wouldn’t be doing them right now. Catch 22?
  • When I do jumping jacks, jump rope or the butt kicks in Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred, I feel like the house is going to crash down around me.
  • Also, when I do the jumping jacks, jump rope or butt kicks in the 30 day shred, I’m pretty sure my face gets smacked by my boobs.
  • Will I get to the point where my thighs don’t rub together anymore? Cuz that would be awesome. Former fat girls, can you tell me?
  • I love dailymile.

And… a post workout photo. Gentlemen, eat your hearts out.

0 Replies to “Am I crazy?”

  1. I love this post soooo much!! There are some good pilates moves that work the midsection without requiring situps. If I find a link or something I’ll tell you!!
    Good work on the double workout, that’s how you know you’re into it!!

  2. a) I too hate my midsection and can relate to the difficulty of situps. Also, I know working out helps it, but there’s no fun in doing an exercise that only highlights your least favorite part. Thank god there isn’t an exercise in which I’m staring directly at my ass!

    b) I would probably give my right pinky finger to not have my thighs rub together. However – since that has yet to happen – I did find some relief. Monistat makes this stuff called anti-chaffing gel. It’s like a powder gel and I literally refer to it as my magic cream. I am now able to wear a skirt, in the summer AND walk around and not have major regret later due to angry thighs! Seriously, it’s magic.

  3. You are doing great Amy! Just keep it up and you will see results. Invest in a good sports bar. You will be SO glad you did. Trust me from one who has post babies marshmallows! And I hope it is different for you but my thighs have always rubbed together, even when I was 110 dripping wet. It’s just the way I’m built. And lastly, you can’t choose where you lose weight, your body does that for you. You can tone muscles in certain areas, but you cannot spot reduce. Think about it. Where do people generally lose weight first…their face. How many people do you know that go around saying “I really need to drop 10 lbs in my face”. Good news though. Midsections are an area that generally go next! 🙂

  4. Try Title Nine for a good bra. Only place I’ve ever found a sports bra that actually worked for my well-endowed self. It’s funny, they only go up to size 14 in their clothes, but the bras cover a much wider range of sizes. Plus they have fun names like “The Last Resort” and “Answer to All Your Prayers.”

  5. Haha! I so relate to the sit-up comments. My personal trainer tells me to do certain exercises where my belly gets in the way and he just doesn’t understand why I can’t do them easily. Same thing goes with my boobs when they get in the way. Maybe I just need a new trainer…

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