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When Yoga Pants…

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…are basically the only pants in your wardrobe that fit you comfortably, you know that alas, that pesky little notion of Karma (every action has a reaction) has set in.  Due to my complete lack of yoga, exercise, etc. over the past few weeks, my booty has reacted to my neglect and barely squeezes into my skirts, fitted dresses, and jeans.  

On Saturday night, I attended a launch party for the Building Blocks of Change, a charity group helping lay sustainable infrastructure in developing nations.  It was your typical NYC social scene: tons of ultra skinny, extremely beautiful women with flawless skin trotting around in beautiful dresses, a photo screen at the entrance with photographers clamoring to get every guest’s photo and cute, impeccably-groomed, gay waiters serving champagne, wine and small hors d’oeurves.  

As I posed for a photo feeling extremely uncomfortable in my fat-cell-padded body while standing next to some of my gorgeous and super toned friends, I couldn’t help but thinking about a potential double chin, if my arms looked extra jiggly, and how fat my cheeks looked (I have a super wide face with plump, chubby cheeks).  Yesterday, I went online to check out the photos, and just as I had guessed, I certainly do not look my best, but I don’t look as terrible as I thought I would at the time.

Anyhow, the daunting events of Saturday have prodded me like a hot pitch fork to get me back on track and back to the gym.

So far this week, it’s been going well – I got to Yoga Vida on 12th and University place last night, went to the gym this morning and I am headed to FlyWheel (spin) class tonight on the Upper West Side.  Tomorrow, I am off to a Revolve (new spin studio in NYC) class in the morning and then taking a workout breather at night.  I have scheduled sessions for every other day this week (including Saturday and Sunday) and I intend to stick to my plans!

The warm weather and teeny-weeny-yellow-polka-dot bikinis are just around the corner, so I better get my jiggly arms into toned and fighting-worthy condition.  Hopefully in a few weeks, my jeans will fit as well my yoga pants.  🙂

Any good recommendations for exciting new ways to pump out my workout or good music for hamster sessions at the gym, please send them my way!

Xoxo,

Fat Girl

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Starting off Thursday With an Explosion…

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…In the upper part of my pants…

It’s Thursday – I have not been to the gym once this week even though I had resolved last Thursday to get to the gym four to five times a week.

I went to pull on a pair of jeans and happened to grab a pair that were literally baggy on my waist, hips and thighs just two months ago.  Well, don’t worry folks, they wholeheartedly squeeze me now and do you know why?  I am absolutely sure you can guess…yes, my butt has exploded into a mess of extra jiggly stuff.

I think that the major thing other than the gym that is causing my rapid fire butt explosion is the fact that I have been eating relatively large dinners late at night – nothing unhealthy – it’s just that it is far too late when I am actually eating.  TH got sushi at Haru in Times Square last night at like 8:30.

Well before I head off to work, I had to do something to soothe my soul before going out into the cold weather already depressed about the growth on the back of my body so I am listening to upbeat Christmas carols in my apartment.

Time to reel it in all in today…No late dinners and hopefully I get to the gym too.

Xoxo,

Fat Girl

Willpower, where did you go?

Dear Willpower,

I miss you.  My thighs are jiggling and my muffin top is rapidly beginning to expand over the sides of my pants.  I set my alarm for 6:30 am this morning to wake up, be healthy and get my ever growing booty to the gym, but alas, you were absent and I rolled over to reset my alarm for 7:30 am.  Once up, I squeezed myself into a pair of cute red pants from LOFT and did my hair for work.  

I have a Christmas party hosted by one of my colleagues this evening.  I know you have left me, but please come back for this party so that I limit myself from holiday goodies and too much booze.  Also, if you could return for good, I would really appreciate your presence.

Xoxo,

Fat Girl

30 Minute Challenge

Three reasons I am starting what I call the “30 Minute Challenge”

  1. I am outside of my goal weight range, currently bopping along at a nearly giggly 127 lbs.
  2. I need motivation to get to the gym and a lot of my friends are super busy and I’m super busy so it is hard to align schedules and make gym dates.
  3. I have consistently been setting my alarm for 6:15 to 6:45 am to get up, get out of bed and hit the gym.  (That has not been working for me – I just roll over and reset it)

What is the 30 Minute Challenge?

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I am going to challenge myself to make sure I make it to the gym 30 minutes a day four to five days a week.  Pink stars (like the one to the left)  mean I have gotten Imagemy butt to the gym four days in one week.  Gold stars mean I have gotten to five days in one week.  Hopefully you will be seeing stars in my upcoming posts!  FYI – my week will start on Sundays!

Xoxo,

Fat Girl

Uh oh! It’s happening!

So I am writing tonight after a long day at work because I am beginning to notice some potentially serious post-wedding weight gain (my weight is currently fluctuating around the 125 – 127 level and my goal is to stay between 120 – 125 with 125 being my holiday max)…I need to kick it into gear and crush my growing fat cells in their tracks.  Here are five reasons I think I am gaining weight…

1) It is cold out and I could use a little extra blubber for insulation so I have the ability to rationalize not going to the gym and having a cookie instead

2) The winter season/holidays are making me want to eat my face off.  I am particularly craving items such as hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, anything apple-crispy-like

3) Things at work are a little crazy right now and it’s been a little difficult to make time for the gym

4)  Fun holiday activities and non-fun holiday obligations are keeping me very busy and well-boozed (alcohol = calories)

5)  Winter fashions allow for big boxy sweaters to hide big butts and wiggly bellies

I cannot allow myself to get out of control this winter – I have bought too many cute clothes that I want to be able to fit into this year and next!  Send me some inspiration for counter-holiday weight gain.

 

Xoxo,

Fat Girl

The Christmas Season is Upon Us!

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Christmas has arrived in the small NYC apartment of Fat Girl!  While we don’t really have loads of room for a real tree (we might try to stuff one in this year), we are fully committed to keeping at least a little holiday glam present in our lives and in our home even with our teeny tiny two-foot tree!

With exactly four weeks to go until Christmas day, I am getting very excited for all the seasonal fun ahead!  TH and I need to start buying and wrapping gifts for everyone from our families to the doormen in our building who take care of us everyday, and I really need to start finalizing what my little sister and I are going to be cooking for our Christmas Day family gathering.  

This weekend, my friend College and I (this is one of my very best friends who I met on the first day of college) will be kicking off the month of December by attending the Nutcracker ballet in Lincoln Square on Sunday!

As Christmas draws nearer there will be more and more fun holiday things to prepare and do and enjoy and I will need to incorporate the gym, spin classes and intensive yoga workouts into all of it.

Tonight I plan on starting the week off right with a hearty gym session in my building’s gym followed by a quick swim and a relax session in the jacuzzi! 

Xoxo,

Fat Girl

The Morning After

Today I woke up feeling like I am hungover from carbohydrates. I didn’t drink any alcoholic drinks last night as I wanted to be fully aware of how much crap I was shoving down my throat.

Prior to dinner, I filled up on a lot of water and raw veggies. During dinner, I managed to limit myself to small portions of the bad stuff (potatoes, etc) and stuck primarily to turkey and chicken. The tides turned when dessert was brought out and my sweet tooth got the better of me. I am a total sucker for cookies and there were some awesome cookies staring me straight in the eye beckoning me to come closer and eat them up! I probably had about seven or eight small cookies and I feel like I have sugar hangover in addition to being ashamed of my lack of will power.

I guess I just need to get up, pull on some spandex pants and slip into a sports bra and do the “walk of shame” over to the gym. As I lay in bed writing my second post of the week on my iPhone, I am wondering how many lbs I put on and if I have a severe food baby lurking around in my stomach.

Today will be a day of detox and good health!

Xoxo,
Fat Girl

Happy Turkey Day!!

Last night, TH and I touched down in Austin, Texas at 8:15 pm (our flight was actually on time – total shocker). We were greeted by TH’s super warm and loving parents, Lovely L (his mom) and BZ (his dad). It is kind of weird to adjust to the fact that they are now my family too, my in-laws! But, I guess at the same time it is a pretty natural switch. I feel so at ease with them and I am truly lucky to have married into such a beautiful family. That is certainly something to be thankful for.

They whisked us off and took us to a well-known Mexican restaurant, Chuys. Way to start off an already unhealthy weekend with bang! I tried to be relatively good there by limiting my tortilla chip intake and by totally ignoring my rice. I ordered grilled chicken soft tacos and just loaded them up with a ton of pico de gallo (commonly referred to as salsa fresca in TX), lettuce and a touch of guacamole. The worst part of the meal was likely the sopapillas – kind of like a Mexican version of an Italian zeppole – fried dough with cinnamon powdered sugar – now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! (I’m a bad little fat girl).

Today, I am writing this post on my iPhone in bed listening to my husbands rhythmic breath as he catches up on some much needed sleep. When I have hit the publish button, I am going to hop out of bed, change into gym clothes, swoop my hair back into a pony tail and get my big giggly booty to the gym. I LOVE going to the gym down here – it is like a playground for adults. 1. It is enormous. 2. It has like four or five pools, a jacuzzi, a sauna, basketball courts and a lot o super in shape people roaming around inspiring me to push harder.

After I get in a decent workout, I am planning on heading to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for an awesome holiday drink I concocted about two years ago – Apple Cider Sangria! It is super tasty and great for the entire holiday season – recipe below:

1.5 bottles of white wine
2.5 cups of apple cider
4 red apples (sliced into wedges – leave skin on)
1 orange (sliced into pretty round discs)
1/2 cup of Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1/4 cup of real maple syrup

Cut your apples and drop them into a pitcher. Any sort of red apple works – Granny Smith is too tart for this, but if you want to use something with lower sugar go for Gala or Fuji. Dump in all of your liquid ingredients (Grand Marnier, Wine and Apple Cider). Add the syrup and cinnamon and mix. Leave brewing in the fridge for three hours or more. Before serving insert the oranges into the sides of the pitcher for decoration. Voila! A wonderful adult beverage to enjoy by the fire!

We will be spending the evening at TH’s best friend’s parent’s house. They are from Poland and they are amazing cooks so I am looking forward to a little Polish infusion into this great American holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Lots of love to you and yours.

Xoxo,
Fat Girl

“Booty, booty, booty, booty, rockin’ everywhere”

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Who is up on this season’s booty trend?  No, not the J-LO kind of booty (although I am definitely up on that trend as I have quite the round bottom) – the booty that you slide your feet into.  I am trying to get into it, but I am really more of a knee-high boot kind of gal.

I ordered these Belle by Sigerson Morrison Markelly booties and I am wearing them for the first time today – I kind of feel like my booty is a bit too plump/voluptuous to rock them everywhere.  I feel like these particular booties require really long lean lines to look just right and the booty on my body is certainly anything but lean.  Gotta get to the gym!

Xoxo,

Fat Girl