Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Okay so today went a little bit better. I got a good nights rest last night and managed to get in a great workout by hiking early this evening for about an hour. I am in terrible shape. Terrible! I had to take the kids since RJ’s not back from LA yet and in a way that was a good thing because kids never seem to tire which means I spent most of the time trying to keep up with their speedy little legs. I also had Knox in a back pack. This kid was a solid extra 30 lbs strapped to my back…that was killer. I’m not kidding you, when I took him off at the end it felt like I was levitating. The worst part for me was the flight of stairs on the way back. Going down on the way out was no probs but getting back up gave me flash backs of the Grind. Thank God it’s a fraction of the distance. My legs were frickin shaking with the final 20 steps and felt like rubber when we finally made it home. S’all good though…all good.

A couple of quick notes after today:

  • I have to change my relationship with food. I am realizing quickly the bad habits I’ve developed. Food is going to be a HUGE hurdle.
  • Yoga is going to be very very very important. My back strength and posture are brutal and this is something I really want to correct.
  • Having the kids isn’t something that should keep me from being active. I’ve used them as a major excuse for years.
  • I’m looking forward to tomorrow!

10 minutes in and my back is already aching.

Looking at the stairs I’m about to climb.


This is Not Going to be Easy

Firstly I’d like to apologize in advance for this post. Today was the most unfortunate day to be the first of this mission. I went to see Madge last night and the show didn’t end till 12:30 which meant I wasn’t in bed until shortly after 1:30. Knox woke up at 2:30 very sick and congested and was up for the day again at 6:00. We were all out the door for school/work/play/visit with friends by 8:30 and home for dinner at 6:30 after soccer practice not to mention that RJ is out of town till Wednesday so there’s no one to pass the kids off to for a workout. I did manage to ride the bike for 45 minutes at a pretty steady pace but I am definitely not pleased with this workout as I was on the verge of Zzzzzzzzzzz’s the whole time. Not to mention I was super depressed about how out of breathe I was from the ride. Let’s just say I’m a far way away from anything close to the Grand Fondo…I’m like a nice cruise half way around Stanley Park. Oh dear…

Please don’t give up on me right away…I am going hard tomorrow after a killer nights sleep which I desperately need and I also have a little help with Knox so I will be able to get a good workout in. I will also be posting my measurements and weight. I’m going to be comparing these measurements on the first of each month.

Thanks for your patience and see you tomorrow bright & early!


And She’s Off

Hi and welcome to my “SkinnyFat” blog. It’s been a long time coming and after moving into our new (temporary) home, getting the kids all set up for school and settling into the new neighbourhood it’s time that I stop with the excuses and get on with this already! I am nervous, excited, giddy, unsure and terrified all at the same time so I can only hope with fingers crossed that this all goes well and is a huge success. Normally I will be posting a short blog post about what I did throughout the day with regards to my fitness and healthy eating however since today is technically still the 30th of September, I took full advantage of my last day of freedom and had a cinnamon scone with butter and a latte for breakfast, a Turkey sandwich with avocado, cucumber and  cheese for lunch and hit Glowbal with a few of my best girls  for dinner before the Madonna Concert. I ate too much for sure but it was worth every bite. Calamari, Lobster Ravioli, Fries & Mussles not to mention the meatball Stretch handed over from her plate and a few bites of chocolate heaven for dessert was definitely the perfect way finish off before diving into my latest adventure.

One of the first things I should say is that I’m a total rookie as far as blogging goes so this will be a bit of a trial & error project. I will work on getting the calendar up and running as well as finding a more original way of posting images & videos. Currently, the images I have posted are smaller than I’d normally go with but this is all I could figure out  (believe me you should be thanking me for not posting them any bigger at this stage). That said, I think if you click on them you can get a better view of my muffin top, voluptuous upper back and flat ass.

This brings me to the inevitable…facing my before pictures. As you can see, I have posted a beautiful picture of me from the front, an even more attractive picture of me from the side and a very sultry picture of me from behind. This is horrifying I know. Without these before pictures though we will never be able to compare my weekly progress nor will we be able to do the standard before & after split screen at the end when I’m all tanned  and groomed with my hair styled and my makeup done. One thing I can promise you is that with each picture (including these) I will exaggerate nothing. I have not pushed out my stomach nor will I suck it in later. I am standing comfortably and this is me honest and true.

I will describe to you over time my routine and agenda as far as a fitness regime goes but I don’t want to be too wordy each day so I will close my first post with this; My goal is that through Yoga & Pilates my posture will improve, through muscle strengthening my butt will lift and my body will become more defined, through hiking my mind will find peace, through sports I will find balance in life, through running I will achieve endurance, through healthy eating I will find good rest and great energy, through my children I will find motivation and through this blog I will find strength.

I’m about to turn this “skinny fat” body into a “long and lean” one.

Let’s get this party started!