wearing flowers and gaining weight

Monday, June 7

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This weekend was eventful in a non-eventful kind of way. For the most part, husband and I soaked up our time together, not really doing anything important and loving every second of it. His late hours at the office during the week have been killer for both of us, but especially for him, leaving rainy weekends like this last one perfect for some much neeeded catching up.
Also on the list of this weekend's non-eventful events, I managed to check two things off my list that I NEVER do:
number 1: Give in to the large-flower-on-head trend, thanks to a 7-year-old, wrinkled flower found at the bottom of my rubber-band stash and three-day-old hair that I was just too lazy to wash on Saturday night.
And number 2: Take a trip to the gym.
Yep ... that is not a typo, I said ... the gym. Now, for those of you who know me, you know how much I despise working out at a gym. Like can't stand it. I hate sweating, I hate treadmills, I hate wandering around the infinite numer of complicated machines, looking stupid because I cant figure out how to put my leg here and my arm there and then push here. I can't even tell you how much I'd rather be curled up in bed with a cup of hot chocolate for the rest of my life than take one step into a gym. But this weekend, I did it. Cause #1, I'm not paying for it {the kind people I nanny for are} and #2, it's about time I get my pencil legs into shape. So this weekend I went in for a complimentary consultation with a personal trainer. After standing on a scale, getting my fat pinched by a menacing claw and walking "vigorously" on a treadmill for 5 minutes, my results were calculated, printed and layed out on 5 very detailed pages before me. Here's what they found:
1. At 21, I have the body of an under-developed 18 year old.
2. I have 18 "tennis balls" of fat mass on me {16, if you minus the good-looking ones}
3. I have an uber-fast metabolism {1622 calories burned a day just by breathing. yeah baby}
4. I have "poor" flexibility and "average" bicep strength
5. I have "lower-than-optimal" body composition
6. I need to gain about 17 lbs by the end of the summer inorder to be at a healthy 20% body fat.
7. and lastly, to sum it all up, my new friend trainer boy made it all very clear for me when he said,
"essentially, you have a baby's body"
nice.
So here we go. The start of my new diet routine that requires eating 6 times a day, with a 2122 daily caloric intake, which may or may not include a cheeseburger and fries every other day for lunch. And an excercise routine including very limited cardio + core and strength training with a small amount of rock-climbing maybe as a reward on fridays.

So I guess it's official now. gaaaaaaahhhhh! I'm a gym person. Heaven help me.

11 comments:

Fitness LEVEL 10 said...

Ah poo. How old was trainer boy? He doesn't know squat about my baby's baby body. Come home for graduation. I've got a gift for you and you'll never have to step foot into another gym again as long as you live unless you want to impress everyone with your new and cutting-edge suspension skills! [that's a hint;)] XOXOX

Fitness LEVEL 10 said...

P.S. You could have a watermelon in your hair and it would look pretty. (what happened to no make-up).

dcp963 said...

hahahaaha...you crack me up Syd. Do some squats for me. I definitely need to hit the gym myself.

Sarah loves it all said...

I really really like your hair like that! Also I don't ever want to hear about your body struggles again! I wish I had a baby's body. :)

Colleen said...

how did the weight gain go?

Linda said...

Seriously Sydney, if I went and had a gym consultation they would tell me the same thing. We should text everytime we go try on shirts and the smallest size is too big. No one else seems to think that is annoying but me. :)

Colleen said...

Linda, I agree with you too. I made an entire post about vanity sizing and getting mad that the smallest size is too big when years ago it wouldn't have been.
http://scrapandrun.blogspot.com/2010/11/vanity-sizing-dislikes.html

Bethany Sines Photo blog said...

okay this cracked me up. : ) ya know, I think you're on to something though with knowing you should work out, cause i've been like you my whole life, always naturally stick skinny. weeeellllll then i got pregnant. : ) i always imagined myself a cute little stick figure with a baby bump, but my body knew it needed to gain weight for the baby so it kicked it into high gear and i'm already 200 pounds. it BLOWS. but anyway, i think exercise before pregnancy goes a loooong way. : ) so hop on it sista, unless you want to end up looking like me. : )

Miyan said...

such a funny post! eeeks i cringe at the word "gym" -- you totally describe that experience in a realistic way, love your blog and writing style!!!

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

kelseywilliams said...

a baby's body? whoa. how did the weight gain go? i think we need an update! :)

Bethany Sines Photo blog said...

okay this cracked me up. : ) ya know, I think you're on to something though with knowing you should work out, cause i've been like you my whole life, always naturally stick skinny. weeeellllll then i got pregnant. : ) i always imagined myself a cute little stick figure with a baby bump, but my body knew it needed to gain weight for the baby so it kicked it into high gear and i'm already 200 pounds. it BLOWS. but anyway, i think exercise before pregnancy goes a loooong way. : ) so hop on it sista, unless you want to end up looking like me. : )

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