“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” Plato

Right now, I’m laying flat on my back on the cold concrete floor on my storage room after just having run 1.22 miles on my treadmill (would’ve been 1.25, but my shoelace came untied and having to stop threw off my end total)…and I’m not done yet. I still need to do my strength and toning exercises for tonight. I’m also extremely pissed off for receiving MORE negativity about loosing weight. Ya now, when you are as fat as me, you wanna know the only thing worse than loosing weight? Staying fat and dying from *insert whichever obesity related disease here* before your last kid graduates high school…that’s in 11 years for me. Sorry if I don’t want to hang out in the fat club anymore, it’s a miserable existence and I have a life I need to get back to after all these years of being gross. I feel good, I’m about to have to go buy new clothes in a smaller size for the first time in YEARS, so I’m sticking to MY plan, not anyone else’s. Anyone sitting at home reading this who is just as fat as me, you have no business putting me down when you’re in the same boat as me — actually, no, we’re not in the same boat anymore, I’ve left you behind. Sorry.

Okay, I just stopped ranting to do my plank and my pushups…

In much more positive news…😁…I FEEL FANTASTIC! I am up to running 1.25 miles, planking 60 seconds, 12 full push-ups (not the girly ones with my knees bent), 60 squats, 30 full sit ups (as in full floor-to-knees), 50 crunches…I haven’t been able to do this much since 1999, you guys. I think I’m going to stick with exercises without weights for several more weeks, I want to get down 10-15 lbs more so I can safely add in weights without hurting anything. I am 39 yrs old after all, I don’t recover as quickly as I once did. 😬

And I just stopped to do my sit ups and crunches, only the squats remain…

I have been completely stuck on Jamiroquai for my workout music lately, every album except the last one (sorry boys, ‘Cloud 9’ is the only song I really like off the Automaton album, what happened to that funk-jazz sound I love so much?). So, to round of tonight’s blog — by the way, sorry for the mix of pissiness and positivity, I know, opposing emotions — I’m going to close out with the song ‘You Are My Love’ off their Traveling Without Moving album, it’s the perfect pace to knock out these squats, then go take a lonnnnng shower, I think I may even drink my ice water while in the shower…college kids do that with their beers in the shower now, right? Well, I hate beer, so I’ll try it with some gin sometime later on. I better get to these squats first! G’night, all. ❤️

~~ Amie


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