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In Which Fatso Is Resolved

It’s almost a week into 2012 already, can you believe that?

On December January 1st, I wrote a couple of personal resolutions in my diary, but I’ve got a couple of health and fitness resolutions that I’d like to hit by the end of the year.

  1. Lost at least 50lbs.
  2. I usually don’t put numbers on my weight loss resolutions, but I would really, really like to be below 300lbs this year. I’d like to lose double this, if not more than that.

  3. Do not miss classes!
  4. It’s not like a go out of my way to miss classes – I think that least year, I missed, possibly, three or four classes, total, and that includes due to sickness and due to my trip down to London. I’d like to not miss any this year.

  5. Run for at least five minutes. And then, at least ten minutes.
  6. Considering the fact that I’ve only just started running for short bursts of time on the treadmill, this is a huge thing to aim for. But I would like to be a runner.

  7. Fit into a size 30, or a size 28.
  8. While I mentioned that I listed a lot of size 32 stuff on eBay recently, I still haven’t tried on anything smaller. I don’t think I’m small enough for a size 30 yet; I just think I’m too small for the particular size 32s I have in my possession right now, and I’d like to fit into at least a 28 by the end of the year.

  9. Do not binge-eat.
  10. An obvious resolution, but… possibly the most difficult one to actually complete. I have binge-eating disorder. I binge-eat as a method of coping when my emotions go out of whack. Even when my diet is good, I feel the need to binge-eat. It’s something I need to work on, and it’s a demon I need to exorcise.


The gyms reopened yesterday, and I was right back in there.

I’d forgotten how horrendous it was, trying to get anything done in the gym in January.

I understand that sometimes, New Years’ Resolutioners become people like me, people who see it through and don’t give up, but it’s frustrating, when there are people hogging machines and weights, when I can’t get on the shoulder press machine because there’s a guy sitting on it watching TV instead of working out.

The new Water Palace gym is pretty incredible, I’ve mentioned that before. But when it’s full?

Good lord, good luck getting to use anything. There wasn’t a free treadmill in sight. Luckily, I was heading for a Spin bike, and I got the last one. A 30-minute workout, plenty of resistance, and I was sweating by the end of it, my quads burning.

I managed to get my weights done – sort of – by adapting the Zero Excuses weights around a day or two, because I quite simply couldn’t get on the machines I needed. Too many people, not enough machines, too many people not moving.

If you’re going to go into a gym, use the gym. Don’t sit on a weights machine and watch TV, and then look offended when I ask if you’re gonna move any time soon.

(I was a little more polite than that; I think I asked, “Are you going to be finished soon?” and he didn’t even deign to answer me. He just looked at me and reached for the handlebars, which he hadn’t touched prior to my question in about five minutes or so…)

It’s just… it’s frustrating.

Roll on February and/or March. Let’s flush out the Resolutioners and leave those who are RESOLVED.

I’d quite like to actually get a full work-out done sometime this month.

2 thoughts on “In Which Fatso Is Resolved”

  1. Lovely things to work towards Tracy and I KNOW you can do it! I'll be right here cheering for you. I hope you'll be rooting for me too 😀

    P.S. Even my martial arts classes have been crazy this week. I've seen people I hadn't seen in months!

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