The Good Kind of Dorky


Saturday, December 16, 2006

An Elfin Good Time

Seriously, you have the check this out. It's me, having an elfin good time...

So how is everyone's weekend going? At my gym they were doing a "12 Days of Fitness" challenge. Basically they give you a list of activities and if you complete 12 of them by December 19 then you get a t-shirt and entry into a drawing for cool prizes. Well today I completed the challenge. Yay! I am so proud that I actually did it and enjoyed it. One of the activities I did today was shooting 25 hoops (basketball, duh). I made Edgar come along with me. We had so much fun playing basketball that we were probably on the court for at least half an hour. I even beat him at a game of PIG. Another activity was to have a personal trainer pinch your fat with a metal fat pincher to determine your body fat percentage, and yes, fat pincher is the technical term thankyouverymuch. Well, most people would not like having their body fat calculated, but I actually really like it because it is a much better measure of health than a scale is, i.e. one can look thin and not weigh a lot, but have a high percentage of body fat. The last time I had my fat pinched was back in June. Well Merry Christmas to me--I went from 21 or so down to 19.5, I think he said. I am soooo happy! If I can get down to 18% I will be in the incredibly awesome category. Again, these are all technical terms people! I have lost a couple pounds in the past couple of weeks due to stress so it may have played a small part, but don't worry, I made a nice batch of cookies and I could probably throw up right about now. Not because I have a problem, because I am just that full. Anyway, it made all of those hours at the gym totally worth it. Let's face it, it gives me a little "breathing room" so I can pig out during the holidays. Sweet.

On another note, the personal trainer was really nice. I see him sometimes and say hi when I am working out in the morning. He seems way better than the trainer that I saw once before who made me so sore I was shaking and practically crying. I'm not kidding, I was in more pain from working out than I have ever been in and I've been pretty sore before. It was unhealthy sore. I will not pay money for that. Even Patrick, my potential new trainer mentioned that he didn't agree with what the other trainer did to me. Now I am considering paying Patrick my sweet earnings to gently kick my ass. Edgar and I might even do group, or what I like to call couples, training with me. Something to think about for the new year.

So now I am just waiting for my challenge completion t-shirt of awesomeness for only those worthy of its greatness. And maybe I'll win a prize too, fingers crossed.


  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    Congratulations on your 12 days of fitness! And you totally beat the deadline too, how awesome are you?!

  • At 3:06 PM, Anonymous alyndabear said…

    Lady, you are one CUTE elf!

    I did this too, and sat amused by it for about 15 minutes. ;)

  • At 10:22 PM, Anonymous spankster said…

    linds, i am so going to have bad dreams now.

  • At 3:22 PM, Blogger Carrie said…

    OMG! You know I am sooo putting my cats picture on this. I was in tears from laughing so hard.

    Congrats for you and your work outs. You are a lot better than me.

  • At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Aimee said…

    Dude! How did I miss this entry? And the one before. I suck!
    Way to kick ass girlie!


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