Full Time Loser

This week, there were no excuses. There was no half-assing it. There wasn’t going to be speed walking and eating healthy meals for two thirds of the day thinking it was “good enough” or “better than nothing.” I am healthy and 99% recovered, so I am back to being a full time loser.

On Sunday morning, I woke up bright and early to catch the first spin class of the day. I like this instructor because she’s tough, but doesn’t make you feel bad if you don’t want to push yourself too hard. I work better that way; I’m not the type of person you can threaten and abuse into submission. She also had the Breaking Bad soundtrack playing while we warmed up, which might have fueled my workout more than anything. Yes, I was one of those freaks that wouldn’t shut up about the series finale. If that is wrong, then I don’t want to be right…bitch.

When I got home, before I took my shower (I have to strategically plan my G.D. showers these days because of the silicone strips), I finished my first day of my second attempt at New Rules of Lifting for Women. I kept the weights relatively light, and did the push-ups on my knees as to not overdo it. Even doing the push-ups on my knees felt really weird on my chest muscles. They are still getting used to having implants underneath them.

Monday and Tuesday were scheduled rest days, and last night I did the second workout of Stage 1. The beauty of NROLFW is you only have to train three times a week, and additional cardio is totally optional. That is my kind of workout plan. Anyway, I’m doing it right this time with an Olympic barbell.

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Here’s a handy tip: an Olympic barbell is heavy. And long. And when you’re a 5 foot tall weakling like me, transporting it from the front door to the backyard is a bit of an adventure. I am happy to report that I made it back there with zero damage to myself, my dogs, or the furniture and door jambs in my house.

Here’s another handy tip: the weights that came with your Les Mills PUMP set and that other cheapy set you bought on Amazon will not fit on the Olympic bar. It’s a good thing it’s 45 pounds on its own and that’s about what you can handle at this point anyway.

It’s 6:30pm right now and I had every intention of taking the 7:15 spin class, but I forgot that IT’S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!!! So, I have about 10 minutes to decide either way.

7 thoughts on “Full Time Loser

  1. October 4, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    Can I just tell you how much I love you? You are a freaking rock star. I think you should write a how-to manual on being a badass. I would totally buy it! Keep kicking ass…you are always an inspiration to me!

  2. October 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Great update. I like how you don’t let the little things get you down and just keep pushing. I agree with Dacia, you should write a badass book! How fun would that be 🙂 Hang tight and thanks for sharing!

  3. October 10, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Do you have all the stuff you need to do a Les Mills Pump session at home? That’s really cool! Also, I hope you chose the baseball 🙂

  4. Lisa
    October 16, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Mae you are such a joy! I have enjoyed following your blog and find so much inspiration from your stories! Please keep posting and thank you for being so honest about your journey. Are more posts coming soon???

  5. October 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    I’ve noticed it myself, when you have enough breaks you are more motivated to do the workout. By the way, whid did you decided to do – the class or the baseball?

  6. October 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    keep it up with more inspiring posts on weight management, it will also motivate others to do the same!

  7. October 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Your post is really good and it also helps me to lose weight. Some days ago I gave up my work to lose my weight but after reading it, I feel the inspiration to lose my weight again…
    Thank you for what you have done for me…