Monday, November 10, 2008


OK, so if you go back to the beginning of this blog, you will find that it was started with the idea of improving my fitness level and losing weight. I was putting myself out there into the great big bloggy world and making myself accountable. It is an ongoing struggle that challenges me and sometimes p*sses me off. I've exercised regularly for a few years now after a long lapse of sedentary living. But even with all my extra activity, my quest for weight loss has failed miserably. But I always say, "Even when I fall flat on my face, I've progressed at least five feet and two inches." I'm not a quitter. I started pushing myself in the gym to try new things and spice up my work-out routine. I began to "really" watch what I ate as opposed to the healthy appetite diet I had been practicing for years. And things were going well. I lost a few pounds, 14 to be exact. And I blogged all about it.

Then along came Paula Deen and all her yummy, creamy goodness. Our trip to Savannah was so much fun. Dare I say, toooooo much fun! There was that wonderful meal about which I've already told you and then there was candy, more fried food (what trip to the old south would be complete without fried food?) and then the beer and did I mention that thanks to D1, I was stocked with Sweet Tea vodka? Oh and Pualani introduced me to Mojitos. If you haven't had one of those, you really should. Of course, I wouldn't have missed any of it for the world. But my week off the diet wagon has pushed the scales in the wrong direction, dang it and that's just not fair. Why is it that it takes months and years even to lose weight and it all can come undone in one stinkin week! OK, it didn't all come undone but when you're trying to lose weight and instead you find it........ Well, it ain't right.

So today, it was back to the gym. I've been taking a Hip Hop Booty class on Mondays. The instructors are two young, fit personal trainers who apparently spend their evenings out in clubs because these guys can DANCE! I feel strongly that if I have to exercise, I prefer to be entertained during the process. Usually the entertainment is self-provided as I can laugh at myself and that works for me. But these guys are my new source of entertainment. I forgot to bring my camera into the gym and so all I had was my phone and the above picture didn't really capture what I was after but let's say this is the preview to next week's post when I show you what Hip Hop Booty is all about. Stay tuned and as long as I survive the week and don't forget that I promised, I will tell you all about it with pictures and maybe even video if I can figure that out. *sigh* Bear with me, people, I'm learning. And I've come so far.


Unknown said...

two young fit personal trainers that can dance? Heck, i'll come and TEACH you how to video tape 'em. LOL

Sent here from nana dairies, enjoying it too!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

It is soooo hard to lose weight. Your class sounds like a lot of fun though!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to read this post! It's so nice to meet someone else that has a hard time with the physics of losing weight, altho I'll give you credit for getting out there. There are so many exercise programs I've "started". LOL. I'm thinking also about an exercise class vs. leaving it to my own discipline (or lack there of). Thank you so much for making me feel better.
Feel free to visit me anytime. We can comiserate together. LOL.

Oh by the way, I love the title of your blog!

Vodka Mom said...

I got up at 5:30 and went to the gym this morning. I am DETERMINED to
get back into shape. dammit.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Breathe-You may have to. LOL Thanks for visiting. Come back soon.

24-Isn't it though? The class is great fun especially in light of the fact that I'm really bad at it. LOL

ldbeams-Thank you and I will do just that.

Michael/Ruth?-I'm not sure which name to use here. :-) Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll come back again.

VM-You're a better woman than I am! I used to do the morning thing but hate it. I have to go after work when I'm awake. LOL Let's be DETERMINED together!

Lori said...

This class sounds like so much fun! And add in 2 guys like that, I would so be there. I wish I lived by you and could go with you to these classes. I am back to struggling with fitting in exercise time into my day. I look forward to more pictures and stories!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what hip hop booty is all about :D. And I've never had Sweet Tea vodka, although it sounds delicious.

Bear Naked said...

Thanks for the gentle reminder to step away from the monitor and to jump on the exercise bike.
Do you know if it is true that cortisone shots sometimes makes your weight increase?
Because most of the weight that I lost in the past few months has creeped back on.
Bear((( )))

Anonymous said...

ah...blogger's's a cruel thing. but Hip Hop Booty sounds like great fun...looking forward to the video. The rainy season has finally hit and is taking it's toll on my fitness regime, and haven't quite sorted out how i'm going to add a little more in...but i'm thinking it's time to go back indoors more than i have *sigh*

Pseudo said...

I hate how it takes twice as much exercise to get back half the muscle tone these days. I may have to do more than walk and go in the ocean....

Anonymous said...

Did you delete my comment?? I swear I left one earlier, before the throw up and sunglasses in the toilet period in my day. Ugh.....

I can't wait to see your hip hop booty video featuring the fit and fabulous SMB. You HAVE to be in it, ya know.

And what's with blaming Paula for falling off the diet wagon? That's just wrong. *wink*

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Smiles-I wish you could come to the class with me too. Next time you visit your daughter,it's..You.Me.and.hip.hop.booty!

GF-The class is a lot of fun. And a good work-out once you get the hang of it. And I talk a good game but I'm really not that much of a drinker.

Bear-I sent you an email today about your cortisone question.

Thistle-I don't know why it has to be so hard. *sigh*

Pseudo-Me too! I think I'm going to start beach walking regularly. At least I can enjoy the scenery while I work my tail off. The guy in the picture has a beach boot camp class too. I don't think I'm ready for that yet. LOL

MLS-Now, would I do that? I hope Sassy is feeling better. Did you get yourself and your sunglasses all clean again?
You're a funny girl. I have no intention of being my video.
And why am I blaming Paula? Well, I have to blame someone and it's not me. LOL