Tuesday, May 31, 2005

That's crusher with a K...

People talk about "split personalities" like it's a bad thing. Where did that idea ever come from? Yes, yes, I suppose there are a few bad apples out there, but for me, Krusher is quite a handy alter-ego to have. Krusher isn't nearly as lazy as I am, and she isn't as picky about how tasty food is. She loves the smell of the gym locker room and doesn't even mind being sore after workouts. Of course, Krusher and the shoe cow don't have much in common, but isn't that what makes life interesting? And speaking of shoes...

I recently saw a movie that makes me think I should re-think the needless hoarding of the shoe cow. It's called The Corporation. It's a documentary that basically shows how corporations in America and elsewhere have managed to ruin life as we used to know it. It points out some fascinating tid-bits, for instance... did you know that a corporation is a legal person? And that many corporations own the rights to the maps of actual human genes? And that corporations in America have virtually no reason to exist other than to make money and have no ethical, moral or legal responsibility to replenish the resources they take from the earth or to care for any species including us humans? It really made me think. You can't change the world in one day, but I think it's time to take the blinders off and start trying to join in efforts existing to make the world a cleaner, safer and nicer place. And I think that means buying less shoes... :(

Friday, May 27, 2005

The last pair I bought...ahhh Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Day 47/84 BFL C1

Body-for-Life start date: 4/10/5

Starting stats:
  • 5ft tall
  • 128 - 130 lbs
  • BMI – 25
  • Body Fat – 30%
  • Thighs – 23 inches
  • Waist – 32 inches
  • Hips – 38 inches

Main Goals for the 12 weeks:
  • Lose 10 lbs fat and gain 5 lbs muscle
  • Go from 30% BF to 18%
  • Get a 26 inch waist
  • QUIT SMOKING – for good

Progress thus far (Day 47):
  • Weight – 121 lbs
  • BMI – 23.6
  • Thighs – 21 inches
  • Waist – 29 ½ inches
  • Hips – 36 ½ inches
  • still smoking :(

Supplements used:
  • Myoplex Lite protein shakes (Vanilla)
  • Udo’s Flaxseed oil
  • Betagen

Not bad for 47 days, eh? Of course, the scale wavers alot depending on the time of day (or month :)) I try not to be a scale-slave, but I just can’t help it. My rational mind tells me that muscle weighs more than fat and that since I’m gaining muscle, it’s ok that I haven’t lost more “weight”…but every morning finds me comparing the scales at work to find the nicest one. There’s one scale…we’ll call him Steve (names have been changed to protect the innocent)…most days he is good to me, but every now and then he lies, we fight, and I ignore him until the next day when we make nice and start all over again. The point is, I think it’s ok to weigh yourself as long as you realize that it’s only a number. A number that is far too affected by water, food consumption, and stylish, but heavy shoes.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

For the love of a good dog.....

What does my dog have to do with fitness or shoes? Nothing, but oh how I love him so.... Posted by Hello

Monday, May 23, 2005

Day 44/84 BFL C1

Feeling lazy today. I'm finding I feel lazy on most of my cardio days...but the pooch won't melt itself away. So, I'll remind myself of how far I've come in 6 weeks...I've gone from a size 8 to a 6, lost at least 8lbs and a notch on the belt, and I've gone from lifting 3 lb weights to 15's & 20's. Awesome. My skin has never looked better and my cramps are less of a nightmare. Patting self on the back...For now, I think I'll see if I can't figure out how to use this blog site...hmmm.....