Posts Tagged ‘ health and fitness ’

Building Strength. Ode to my fitness trainer.

28th October 2016 | 2 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this whole process: working out, gaining strength. The more I do, the more I can do. It’s an amazing thing to experience. As you know this isn’t my first fitness experience but working with trainer Jeremy is at a whole different level. I would NEVER push myself to the extremes that [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: The Good Pain of Working Out.

2nd December 2015 | 2 Comments

Every muscle in my body aches. That was my cry to a cousin the day after a very strenuous weight training workout with Trainer Jeremy. She became concerned: “Don’t do too much. You could hurt yourself.” I quickly explained that I have entrusted my training to a wonderful professional and the key to building strength [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Looking Forward to … Working Out and Being the Best I Can Be.

18th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Looking forward to working out. What kind of nonsense is that? Being the best I can be. Duh. That’s the goal right? Well, let me tell you something: I got a bit bogged down in the mire (no work, no money, intense knee pain) and got stuck in a vacuum of inaction. I began to [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Straight from the Woodshed -The Fat Monologue

2nd July 2015 | 0 Comments

Tonight’s the night! I’m going to do my first ever reading of the “Fat Piece” in front of a live audience – ever. I am reading as part of “Story Jam”, a story-telling live music show produced by singer, performer, writer Stephanie Rogers and held at The Wilmette Theater. I’m a bit frightened in an [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Feel The Burn And Don’t Throw Up!

20th May 2015 | 0 Comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That is one way to describe my session today with Trainer Jeremy. This is the first time in nearly seven weeks that I actually want to say: I have to stop! I can’t do this one anymore! But I don’t say it and [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: In the Groove, Feeling the Positive Effects of Moving My Body.

13th May 2015 | 2 Comments

I’m in the groove. Six weeks of fitness and there’s no sign of me stopping yet. I have been hauling my ass to The Spa at Trump every week, for one hour, three times a week of intense fitness training – intense for a fat broad who hadn’t moved her keister in about six years! [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Results and Gratitude.

19th April 2015 | 4 Comments

312.2 LBS How could this be? I weighed 324.8 pounds three weeks ago. I sat on the floor and looked at my weight scale. I turned it over, checked the new battery, calibrated it per the instructions. I cautiously step back on the scale and there it is again. Like Magic. I am shocked, pleased [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Boxing, No Prisoners.

15th April 2015 | 3 Comments

I’m taking no prisoners – mainly because I don’t have the energy after another heart-pumpin, keister-moving session with Jeremy the Trainer. I’m calling him “No-More-Mister-Nice-Guy” Jeremy because he is making me work my patootie off. He’s always smiling and ever so gentle as he pushes me to go further than I thought possible. And I’m [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl – The Reboot! My Trainer Got Real Today!

8th April 2015 | 2 Comments

I knew it was coming. Last week, Jeremy the trainer was such a nice young man, gentle and kind. Today, he was still kind as he gently kicked my butt. It felt good – even when I fantasized about flinging that weighted ring thingy into the window instead of moving it slowly “to the right [...]